The role of a processor for a good gaming experience is known to all. In this article we will see a roundup of some of the best gaming CPUs available in the market so that the next time when you have to buy a processor, you can be in a position to make an informed decision.
There are several factors that should help you decide the best gaming CPU for you-
1. The type of games that you play- If you games like first person shooters, you should go for a system with a good video card. While, many other games that involve more calculations utilize the CPU more. Example of such games include RTS and MMORPGs.
2. Budget – You must take into account the total amount of money that you can spend on your processor. Obviously you won’t want to spend $600 on a processor if your total budget for it is $300.
3. System Specifications- For gaming purposes, go for a CPU that can effectively handle complex calculations and handle multithreading. It should render 3D objects well for a lively gaming experience. Clock speeds above 3.0 GHz are recommended, and an octa-core processing unit would be a cherry on the cake.
4. Memory Requirements- Take this as a rule, more memory is directly proportional to a better game.
Now, taking into consideration all these factors, we bring to you a list of some of the best gaming CPUs-
AMD FX 6350
Based on the second generation bulldozer architecture, AMD FX 6350 is a 6-core processor. It has 3 modules, each having 2 cores. It is built on the 32 nm manufacturing process and its temperature is low as it consumes low power. There is a built-in turbo core 3.0 technology to boost the processor’s clock rate. The clock speed is 3.9 GHz and total cache is of 8MB. provides the boost in clock rate of the processor. It has a better performance than its previous generation bulldozer’s performance, thanks to the improved instruction per clock cycle.
Intel i5 6600K
Intel i5 6600K is Intel’s latest processor which just got released in August 2015. It is sixth generation processor from the intel i series. Based on 14 nm manufacturing process, it consumes very less power, without affecting the performance. Its clock speed is 3.5 GHz and it can be boosted using the turbo core to 3.6-3.9 GHz. It comes with the new Graphic processor HD 530. A new socket LGA 1151 is required and it will support DDR3 and DDR4 memory modules which can be installed one at a time on the system. It comes with a built-in HEVC acceleration as well. This is a very good option if you are planning to buy a gaming CPU in 2015.
AMD A10-7870K has its GPU and CPU cores on a single die made of silicon. It is based on ‘Steamroller’, which is the Gen 3 bulldozer architecture. It is a fast APU with 3.9 GHz clock speed. The Graphics are R7 series and are based on the GCN architecture. There is a DDR3 RAM support of up to 2166 MHz. You can play any game on it without buying a dedicated Graphic Card, as DirectX 12 is supported. To get the maximum out of it, you can even use an AMD Graphic Card with it.
These were some of the best Gaming CPUs available currently. Based on this list as well as the factors mentioned, hope you pick a gaming CPU that is perfect for you and boosts your game play.