Best Gaming CPU

Best Gaming CPU in 2019 & Beyond

If you want to make a new PC or completely revamp your existing build to play the latest PC games then it’s best to start with the processor and work outward. The processor is the heart of your computer and in order to build a solid gaming PC, you will need a quality CPU.

While most games are depended on a graphics card but they still need a good CPU if you want to have a great gaming experience and when it comes to RTS & MMORPG games you need to have a great CPU in your build or else you won’t be able to play these games fluidly.

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When choosing CPU, first set a budget for your build or how much you wanna spend on CPU. If you have a budget of $500 then don’t think to spend $400 on CPU instead spend $100-$150 on CPU or else you won’t have very much money left over for other components.

In this post, I have listed the best CPU for gaming in 2019 & beyond. I have listed down all the CPU in three categories (High-end, Mid-range, Entry-level) with their brief overview and spec.

Entry-level CPU ($100)

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

AMD’s Ryzen 3 2200G is a 2nd Gen Ryzen CPU which replaced its predecessor Ryzen 1200. This chip comes with 4 Cores same as Ryzen 1200 but when it comes to raw power even though both CPU had 4 cores the 2nd Gen Ryzen CPU beats Ryzen 1200 in every test.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G game



Model name  –  Ryzen 3 2200G
Cores  –  4
Speed  –  3.5 GHz (3.7 GHz with Turbo)
Lithography  –  14nm
L2 cache size  –  2 MB
L3 cache size  –  4 MB
Power consumption  –  65W

But what makes Ryzen 2200G far better than its predecessor is its integrated graphics. AMD’s Ryzen 2200G comes with VEGA 8 integrated graphics chip which can easily handle all latest games at medium setting easily, VEGA 8 can even compete with some low end dedicated graphics card.

Intel Core i3-8100

Unlike the older gen i3 processor which had only 2 cores and used multithreading to give you the quad-core performance, Intel’s all-new 8th gen i3 processors have 4 physical cores.

i3-8100 was launched to compete with AMD’s Ryzen 3 CPU. This CPU can hold up to 64GB DDR4 ram in single or dual channel setup.

 Intel Core i3-8100 game


Model name  –  i3-8100
Cores  –  4
Speed  –  3.60 GHz
Socket  –  LGA1151
Lithography  –  14nm
Power consumption  –  65 W
Cache size  –  6 MB

Mid-range CPU ($250)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600X is the most powerful variant of Ryzen 5 CPUs. even though this model doesn’t introduce any new feature or technology but compared to old Ryzen 5 chip Ryzen 5 2600X CPU delivers a very good performance boost.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X game


Model name – Ryzen 5 2600X
Cores  –  6 (12)
Speed  –  3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz with Turbo)
Lithography  –  12nm
Power consumption  –  95W
L2 cache size  –  3 MB
L3 cache size  –  16 MB

This CPU comes with 6 physical cores and 12 threads and when you combine these 6 physical high base clock speed cores with 12 threads you get a massive raw power.

Intel Core i5-8600K

Intel’s Core i5 processor was always the most preferred choice by Gamers as it gave a very good performance at a very good price. And just like its predecessor Intel’s 8th gen i5-8600K also followed this tradition of value for money processor.

Intel Core i5-8600K game


Model name  –  i5-8600K
Cores  –  6
Speed  –  3.60 GHz
Socket  –  LGA1151
Lithography  –  14nm
Power consumption  –  95 W
Cache size  –  9 MB

Just like 8th gen i3 CPU’s Intel’s 8th gen i5 CPU’s have also got physical core upgrade unlike the older i5 4cores CPU the 8th gen i5 has 6 cores but because of that, it’s a li bit more pricey compared to its competition.

High-end CPU ($400)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

If you are a power gamer or serious eSports gamer and have the best graphics card, best gaming monitor and you wanna fully utilize them without bottleneck than you should also get the best CPU and that’s where AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X comes in the field.


Model name  –  Ryzen 7 2700X
Cores  –  8 (16)
Speed  –  3.7 GHz (4.3 GHz with Turbo)
Lithography  –  12nm
Power consumption  –  105W
L2 cache size  –  4 MB
L3 cache size   – 16 MB

Like every other AMD’s 2nd Gen CPU it also offers a very good improvement over its predecessor and when it comes to raw power this beast has 8 cores and 16 threads and combined with its clock speed it can easily crush any game to its limits.

Intel Core i7-8700K

At last here is the Intel’s 8th gen i7 CPU which is a beast in the gaming field. Compared to its competition this CPU does not has that many cores & threads as Ryzen 7 2700X, however, when it comes to single core power it easily beats Ryzen 7 and that’s why i7-8700K is the best CPU for gaming.


Model name  –  i7-8700K
Cores  –  6 (12)
Speed  –  3.70 GHz (4.70 GHz with Turbo)
Socket  –  LGA1151
Power consumption  –  95 W
Lithography  – 14nm
Cache size  –  12 MB

Just like all other Intel’s 8th gen CPU this one also got physical core upgrade. Intel’s i7-8700K comes with 6 cores and 12 threads but the most impressive thing is its 4.70ghz turbo boost clock speed without overclocking. Even though it’s a little pricey but it stands up to its reputation as the best gaming CPU.

Final Words:

This was my list of best gaming CPU’s currently available in the market. In this list, I have added CPU’s for the various budget but if you are still confused or have any questions comment below or contact us so that we can help you.

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