We’re recapping the best CPUs of 2020 so far. With half the year over, and with ever more CPUs on the horizon, it’s time to look at the best gaming CPUs, best budget CPUs, best production, & more.
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This CPU round-up recaps all our testing and benchmark data from the most recent CPU launches, including the Intel “10th Gen” CPUs and AMD Ryzen 3 3300X & 3100 launch. Our goals are to look for the best CPUs for gaming, the best CPUs for video editing (rendering) & programming (code compile), for 3D modeling and animation, for Photoshop, the most fun overclocking CPUs, the best budget CPUs, and the best overall CPU. Some of these categories consider price, some don’t — it just depends on what’s being discussed. The Intel vs. AMD Ryzen benchmarks have heated up lately, and so the results have shuffled from our previous Best Of round-up. For more depth on any given CPU, please check the corresponding reviews by searching the channel. We won’t be going in as much excruciating detail in this one as in the reviews, as it’s meant to be more of a buyer’s guide.
BEST CPUs OF 2020 (So Far)
Best Overall Gaming CPU: Intel i5-10600K (Amazon) – https://geni.us/wYMMMj
Best Budget Gaming CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X (Amazon) – https://geni.us/rP3j
Honorable Mention: AMD Athlon 3000G (Amazon) – https://geni.us/yNcshn9
Best All-Around CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Amazon) – https://geni.us/Czsy
Best Small Business & Hobbyist Production: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (Amazon) – https://geni.us/LynCy
Honorable Mention: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Amazon) – https://geni.us/31e4Wc
Best High-End Workstation: AMD Threadripper 3990X (Amazon) – https://geni.us/xvKS5rE
Most Fun to Overclock: Intel i9-10900K (Amazon) – https://geni.us/Tps89G0
Biggest Disappointment: Intel i7-10700K (Amazon) – https://geni.us/JZO9YWZ
Honorable Mention: Intel i5-10400 (Amazon) – https://geni.us/BzZr4Z
00:00 – Recapping a Crazy First Half for CPUs
02:00 – Who This Content is For
03:20 – Best Gaming CPU Overall
06:15 – Best Budget Gaming CPU
09:30 – Best Overall CPU
12:10 – Best Small Business & Hobbyist Production CPU
14:12 – Best High-End Workstation CPU
17:05 – Most Fun CPU to Overclock
18:50 – Biggest Disappointment
19:45 – Worst Trend in CPUs
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