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A processor is a logical circuitry that responds to the basic instructions for driving a computer and processes the instructions. Intel is the most famous name in the world of processors. Most PCs in the world are driven by Intel. With a range of constant innovations, Intel has managed to make PCs faster and faster with its newer processors. Choosing a compatible Intel processor for your PC is the first requirement, but they are multiple tips you may use if you want to buy the perfect processor for your uses. Read buying guide

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  • Intel Core i9-7900X Skylake-X 10-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 2066 BX80673I97900X Desktop Processor (BX80673I97900X)
    $1,189.99 $1,259.99 6% off
  • Intel Core i7-8086K Coffee Lake 6-Core 4.0 GHz (5.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78086K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 (BX80684I78086K)
    $539.99 $569.99 5% off
  • Intel Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake 6-Core 2.8 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) BX80684I58400 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 (BX80684I58400)
    $248.99 $249.99
  • AMD RYZEN 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor (YD2600BBAFBOX)
    $239.99 $269.99 11% off
  • AMD RYZEN 7 2700 8-Core 3.2 GHz (4.1 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2700BBAFBOX Desktop Processor (YD2700BBAFBOX)
    $389.99 $419.99 7% off
  • Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 (BX80684I78700K)
    $464.99 $499.99 7% off
  • Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) BX80684I58600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 (BX80684I58600K)
    $334.99 $349.99 4% off
  • Intel Core i5-8600 Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.1 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 65W BX80684I58600 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 (BX80684I58600)
    $279.99 $309.99 10% off
  • AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor (FD8350FRHKBOX)
    $109.99 $179.99 39% off
  • AMD RYZEN 7 2700X 8-Core 3.7 GHz (4.3 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W YD270XBGAFBOX Desktop Processor (YD270XBGAFBOX)
    $419.99 $449.99 7% off
  • Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor (BX80677I77700K)
    $415.98 $444.99 7% off
  • CPU INTEL | CORE I5 8600K 3.6G 9M RConfigurator (BX80684I58600K_CONF3)
    $568.98
  • Intel Core i7-8700 Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.2 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) BX80684I78700 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 (BX80684I78700)
    $429.99
  • AMD RYZEN 3 2200G Quad-Core 3.5 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD2200C5FBBOX Desktop Processor (YD2200C5FBBOX)
    $129.99 $159.99 19% off
  • AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz Socket AM3+ FD9590FHHKWOF Desktop Processor - Black Edition (FD9590FHHKWOF)
    $139.99 $244.99 43% off
  • AMD EPYC 7281 16-Core 2.1 GHz (2.7 GHz Turbo) Socket SP3 PS7281BEAFWOF Server Processor (PS7281BEAFWOF)
    $899.99
  • AMD EPYC 7251 8-Core 2.1 GHz (2.9 GHz Turbo) Socket SP3 PS7251BFAFWOF Server Processor (PS7251BFAFWOF)
    $649.99 $679.99 4% off
  • AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1900X 8-Core / 16 Threads 3.8 GHz Socket sTR4 180W YD190XA8AEWOF Desktop Processor (YD190XA8AEWOF)
    $455.99 $799.99 43% off
  • Intel Celeron G4900 Coffee Lake Dual-Core 3.1 GHz LGA 1151 (300 Series) 54W BX80684G4900 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 610 (BX80684G4900)
    $59.99 $79.99 25% off
  • Intel Pentium Gold G5400 Coffee Lake Dual-Core 3.7 GHz LGA 1151 (300 Series) 58W BX80684G5400 Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 610 (BX80684G5400)
    $84.49 $99.99 16% off
  • CPU AMD|RYZEN 7 2700X 3.7G 20M R Configurator (YD270XBGAFBOX_CON1)
    $759.98

Buying guide

Choosing your Intel Processor

 

Identify your requirement

A processor may not be the flashiest component of your PC, but it certainly is one of the most important. Your PC will simply not run without a processor. One of the main considerations when you intend to buy an Intel processor is the speed. And when it comes to speed you need to know what you need the speed for. Is it gaming? Or is it office work? It is the clock speed that matters here. For instance, a 3 GHz CPU pulses 3 billion times a second and a 2 GHz CPU pulses 2 billion times a second. And this determines the speed of your PC. We recommend you to check on forums, specifying the name of the game and asking for the minimum speed you can work with. Most programs and games also mention that in their instructions.

 

The core count

When comparing Intel processors, the core count should be taken into account. The norm today is to use more than one core. Intel has this feature called hyper-threading where a chip supports an additional thread on each core. This means that the number of cores is doubled. However, if you are considering a multi-thread processor, you should be working on applications that use more than one core. You may be surprised to know that even the most advanced games work on a single core at a time. This is a point to be kept in mind.

 

Consider the Motherboard

It is common knowledge that not every Intel processor works with every Motherboard. When you buy a new PC, you don’t need to worry about the type of processor because you get it pre-packaged with the PC. However, if you are planning to assemble a PC or upgrading your current one, you should make a list of the processors that are compatible with your PC motherboard and then go for the purchase. At the end of the day what matters is the motherboard socket in which the processor will fit into.

 

Think about the integrated graphics

Intel has recently started releasing processors with real video technology integrated into the processor die. This means that you don’t need to use discrete cards and yet get some of the most amazing graphics and video quality. This would be the perfect choice for graphic designers.

 

Look at the price

The price you need to pay for a processor depends on two elements – which version of Intel processor you are planning to buy and your requirement. The latest processors are bound to cost more than the previous versions. If you think you can do with the previous versions, then where is the need to spend more on a processor whose full utility you will not explore?

 

Other considerations

If you really want to research Intel processors and buy the best one for your PC, then take into consideration some of the other elements like boost potential, cache, 64-bit support, overclockability and TDP (Thermal Design Power, it says about power consumption of the CPU on maximum loading).

 

Which Intel processor for which use?

If you are planning to use your processor on servers and high performance workstations, Intel Xeon is the processor you need. Most of the microprocessors from Intel are compatible with the x86 instruction set and it is no different with the Xeon. This processor supports mainstream software applications like the Oracle DB Manager and Microsoft Windows. Xeon has multiple cores and uses hyper-threading so that it can serve several processes that are running at the same time. It also contains other performance enhancements including a pair of 64 KB cache memory units for instructions and data.

 

If you want to use your computer at home or for managing your small business, you can choose either Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 microprocessors. These processors have enough performance features for standard desktop and laptop computers. Like the Intel Xeon processor, most of the processors in this series feature more than one core and include Intel hyper-threading so that up to two processes can be run on each core. The clocks of these chips range from 1.2 GHz to 3.6 GHz. The speeds vary depending on which processor in the series you choose. The i7 is the fastest of all these processors and the i5 is faster than the i3 processor. All these three processors are 64-bit and include VT-x virtualization technology so that you can run multiple operating systems on a single processor.

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