Best Cpus

Last Update: May 18, 2024

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

77%

PROS:

CONS:

  • Like all non-"G" series Ryzens, no integrated graphics
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  • Beat in testing by lower-priced Core i5
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  • Bundled Wraith cooler is a step down from the one with the 7700 and 7900
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AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

90%

PROS:

CONS:

Intel Core i9-14900K

70%

PROS:

  • Fast multi-threaded performance, and field-leading single-core performance
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  • 6GHz peak boost clock speed
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  • Fast multi-threaded performance, and field-leading single-core performance
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CONS:

  • Same design as last year's 13900K, with only minor upticks to base and boost clock
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  • Requires a lot of thermal mitigation
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  • Runs hot under load, at times hitting thermal limit
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AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

85%

PROS:

CONS:

  • Limited motherboard compatibility at launch
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  • Performance in gaming with a dedicated GPU is lacking for the price
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  • Falls behind the more affordable Core i5-12600K
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Meh // not enough data:
  • Intel Core i3-13100F (70)
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X (90)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900 (80)