The Best PC Gaming Processors 2017

For building a PC, You do not have to select the best graphics card but processor is more important than that. A Good graphics cannot unlock its full potential if not used on a decent CPU. In this article we’ll go over the best gaming CPU’s currently on market. But if you’re not only gamer but streamer and little bit content creation as well we will also talk about that today.

AMD have created a mid-range Ryzen that’s knocked the Intel K-series i5 off its throne as the go-to gaming processor according to the reviewers. and extra threads which also help you to do stream and little bit content creation and then there is Intel i7 7700K which offers better single core performance than AMD Ryzen processors and leading in games.

The Best Gaming Processors

  • Intel i7 7700K

Costs $339 USD Offers 4-core 8-threads based on 14nm Kabylake 4.2 GHz base and 4.5 GHz boost, Good overclocking potential to 5.0 GHz and beyond with the impressive single-core performance leading the charts on 1080p.  Currently its the best processor If you just Game only. Streamers and Editors its not for them they need something better than this we’ll talk about that below. We will never recommend you to invest in 7740x because its a garbage and motherboards are too expensive.

 

 

The Best Gaming Processor + Streaming

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600

Cost $215 Amazon, This chip offers 6-core and 12-thread 3.2 GHz base and 3.6 GHz boost clock based on AMD Summit Ridge 14nm, This chip is bang for the back offers alot for the money. Its the small brother of Ryzen 5 1600x but 1600 has better value because it comes with stock cooler wraith spire which is really good for light overclocking. Performance of Ryzen 5 1600 is very reasonable across the board. This chip outperforms any Intel i5 in games when streaming. With powerful 12-thread you can also do light content creation in $200 USD this processor is unbeatable.

 

 

The Best Budget Gaming Proccessor

  • Pentium G4560

For now if you’re budget builder this chip is best for you offering great Single-Core performance with 2-core and hyper-thread enabled 4-thread but if you wait the quad-core AMD Ryzen 3 CPUs will be here very soon and those are surely set to take the budget crown. This chip cost approx $87 USD the difference is not big as compared to Intel i3 (offers more instruction sets) which is not beneficial for games. It doesn’t have overclocking potential and no turbo clock speed.

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