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  1. Intel - Core i7-11700 11th Generation - 8 Core - 16 Thread - 2.5 to 4.9 GHz - LGA1200 - Locked Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold

    Model: BX8070811700
    SKU: 6452219
    Your price for this item is $324.99
  2. AMD - Ryzen 7 7800X3D 8-Core - 16-Thread 4.2 GHz (5.0 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Black

    Model: 100-100000910WOF
    SKU: 6537139
    Your price for this item is $369.00
    The previous price was $449.00
  3. Intel - Core i7-11700K 11th Generation - 8 Core - 16 Thread - 3.6 to 5.0 GHz - LGA1200 - Unlocked Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold

    Model: BX8070811700K
    SKU: 6452221
    Your price for this item is $230.99
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    The regular price is $419.99
  4. AMD - Ryzen 9 7950X3D 16-Core - 32-Thread 4.2 GHz (5.7 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Black

    Model: 100-100000908WOF
    SKU: 6537138
    Your price for this item is $499.00
    The previous price was $699.00
  5. AMD - Ryzen 9 5950X 4th Gen 16-core, 32-threads Unlocked Desktop Processor Without Cooler - Black

    Model: 100-100000059WOF
    SKU: 6438941
    Your price for this item is $369.00
    The previous price was $799.00
  6. AMD - Ryzen 5 7600 6-core - 12-Thread 4.0 GHz (5.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver

    Model: 100-100001015BOX
    SKU: 6530445
    Your price for this item is $229.00
  7. AMD - Ryzen 5 5600GT 6-core - 12-thread – 3.6 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver

    Model: 100-100001488BOX
    SKU: 6573563
    Your price for this item is $105.99
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    The regular price is $140.00
  8. AMD - Ryzen 9 7950X 16-core - 32-Thread 4.5GHz (5.7 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Desktop Processor - Silver

    Model: 100-100000514WOF
    SKU: 6519470
    Your price for this item is $549.99
    The previous price was $699.99
  9. AMD - Ryzen 5 5500 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black

    Model: 100-100000457BOX
    SKU: 6510779
    Your price for this item is $94.00
    The previous price was $159.00
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  11. AMD - Ryzen 5 4500 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black

    Model: 100-100000644BOX
    SKU: 6510771
    Your price for this item is $79.00
    The previous price was $129.00
  12. AMD - Ryzen 5 8500G 6-core - 12-thread – 3.5 GHz (5 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver

    Model: 100-100000931BOX
    SKU: 6573541

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    Your price for this item is $159.00
    The previous price was $179.00
  13. AMD - Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core - 12-Thread - (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Unlocked Desktop Processor - Black

    Model: 100-100000252BOX
    SKU: 6474407
    Your price for this item is $149.00
    The previous price was $259.00
  14. AMD - Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black

    Model: 100-100000927BOX
    SKU: 6510772
    Your price for this item is $129.00
    The previous price was $199.00
  15. AMD - Ryzen 7 7700 8-core - 16-Thread 3.8 GHz (5.3 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver

    Model: 100-100000592BOX
    SKU: 6530447
    Your price for this item is $246.99
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    The regular price is $329.00
  16. Intel - Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor 10 (6P+4E) Cores up to 4.9 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W - Grey/Black/Gold

    Model: BX8071512600K
    SKU: 6483676
    Your price for this item is $299.99
  17. Intel - Core i5-12400 12th Generation - 6 Core - 12 Thread - 2.5 to 4.4 GHz - LGA1700 - Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold

    Model: BX8071512400
    SKU: 6492599
    Your price for this item is $145.99
    The previous price was $209.99
  18. Intel Core i7-14700 14th Gen 20-Core 28-Thread (5.4GHz Turbo) Socket LGA1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi

    Model: BX8071514700
    SKU: 6572061

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    Your price for this item is $399.99
    The previous price was $495.26
  19. Your price for this item is $921.93
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    The regular price is $1,191.93

Buying a processor for your computer.

Advantages of an upgraded CPU.

Professionals who use graphic design software and hobbyists who build PCs from the ground up benefit from having a computer that can accommodate their work. With a new computer processing unit (CPU) in an existing PC or a new build, you can experience improved speed and advanced graphics. For example, if you’re thinking about getting a new graphics card to enhance your PC gaming adventures, then you’ll be wasting your money if the CPU currently installed in your device isn’t up to the challenge. An improved computer processor handles your data more efficiently, which helps you get more done because there’s less wait time.

Choosing the best CPU for your needs.

Before you purchase a new desktop or laptop processor, make sure that it’s compatible with your motherboard or you might need to upgrade that computer component as well. If you’re trying to find the best CPU for gaming to upgrade the performance of your gaming computer, read reviews by other customers about which gaming CPUs have impressed them. You’ll also want to be sure you have enough memory to support your new CPU, especially if you’re a fan of virtual reality for PCs and you want your sessions to be as realistic as possible with no lag time in your 3D world environment. Or perhaps you’re simply replacing a standard CPU and think that one of the same make and model will be sufficient. Instead of a lateral move, why not find a PC processor that can keep up with the latest technology on the market and extend the life of your desktop? Whether you’re looking for a processor for laptops or a gaming CPU, let the team at Best Buy help you find the best CPU for your needs.