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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for high end processors.

Whether you're a gamer, a video editor or an amateur photographer, your computer's processor is one of the most important parts of its performance. The speed at which it can process information and the power with which it can work will determine how well your computer performs. Browse the top-ranked list of high end processors below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Intel - Core i7-14700K 14th Gen 20-Core 28-Thread - 4.3GHz (5.6GHz Turbo) Socket LGA 1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi - Front_Zoom
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    "Among The Highest Top Tier Processors...A top notch processor, capable of performing far beyond what most users will ever need!...Absolutely insane processor...This thing is a beast, the last line of processors for this platform, might as well get the best for the price"

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    Intel Core i7-14700K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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    "Among The Highest Top Tier Processors...A top notch processor, capable of performing far beyond what most users will ever need!...Absolutely insane processor...This thing is a beast, the last line of processors for this platform, might as well get the best for the price"

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    Intel Core i7-14700K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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  2. Intel - Core i9-14900K 14th Gen 24-Core 32-Thread - 4.4GHz (6.0GHz Turbo) Socket LGA 1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi - Front_Zoom
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    "14900k is among the best processors you can buy for both gaming and productivity. ...Powerful processor!...Very powerful processor. No issues whatsoever, so far."

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    Intel Core i9-14900K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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    "14900k is among the best processors you can buy for both gaming and productivity. ...Powerful processor!...Very powerful processor. No issues whatsoever, so far."

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    Intel Core i9-14900K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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  3. Image Coming Soon - Intel Core i7-14700 14th Gen 20-Core 28-Thread (5.4GHz Turbo)  Socket LGA1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi

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    Intel Core i7-14700 desktop processor (14th gen). Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, Intel Core i7 desktop processors (14th gen) are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power. Intel Laminar RM1 included in the box.
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    Intel Core i7-14700 desktop processor (14th gen). Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, Intel Core i7 desktop processors (14th gen) are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power. Intel Laminar RM1 included in the box.
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  4. Intel - Core i5-14600K 14th Gen 14-Core 20-Thread - 4.0GHz (5.3GHz Turbo) Socket LGA 1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi - Front_Zoom
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    "I can stream and play anything without problems, I have no complaints, if you want to play, this is your processor, you don't need more cores for games."

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    Intel Core i5-14600K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i5 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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    "I can stream and play anything without problems, I have no complaints, if you want to play, this is your processor, you don't need more cores for games."

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    Intel Core i5-14600K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i5 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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  5. AMD - Ryzen 7 8700G 8-core - 16-thread - 4.2 GHz (5.1 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "I used this processor to build a tiny gaming pc. It’s 3”x7”x9” so just a little bigger than a box of pop tarts. "

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    The ultimate all-in-one desktop gaming processor. With the world's most powerful built-in graphics, you can build a capable 8-core gaming PC without paying for a graphics card.
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    "I used this processor to build a tiny gaming pc. It’s 3”x7”x9” so just a little bigger than a box of pop tarts. "

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    The ultimate all-in-one desktop gaming processor. With the world's most powerful built-in graphics, you can build a capable 8-core gaming PC without paying for a graphics card.
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  6. AMD - Ryzen 7 7700 8-core - 16-Thread 3.8 GHz (5.3 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "This processor is awesome for gaming with either a 3070 or 4070. ...AMD processor"

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    Leading your team to victory shouldn’t cost a fortune. This processor brings exceptional value, overclocking, and an included AMD Wraith Prism cooler with RGB LED lighting.
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    "This processor is awesome for gaming with either a 3070 or 4070. ...AMD processor"

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    Leading your team to victory shouldn’t cost a fortune. This processor brings exceptional value, overclocking, and an included AMD Wraith Prism cooler with RGB LED lighting.
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  7. Intel - Core i7-13700 13th Gen 16 cores 8 P-cores + 8 E-cores 30MB Cache, 2.1 to 5.2 GHz Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "Good processor...Awesome processor very fast and great for multimedia work....Great Processor!...Not to highly priced, hightened performance, even more threads and cores! Its a great processor for any beginner to intermediate gamer or even great for larger workloads!"

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    13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700 desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 13th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power.
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    "Good processor...Awesome processor very fast and great for multimedia work....Great Processor!...Not to highly priced, hightened performance, even more threads and cores! Its a great processor for any beginner to intermediate gamer or even great for larger workloads!"

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    13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700 desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 13th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power.
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  8. Intel - Core i9-12900KS 12th Generation 16-core 24-thread (2.5GHz-5.5GHz Turbo) Socket LGA1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "Awesome processor......................................Processor"

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    12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS desktop processor. Featuring Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Adaptive Boost Technology, PCIe Gen 5.0 & 4.0 support and DDR5 and DDR4 support. 12th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and deliver high performance. Compatible with 600 series chipset based motherboards, 150W Processor Base Power.
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    "Awesome processor......................................Processor"

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    12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS desktop processor. Featuring Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Adaptive Boost Technology, PCIe Gen 5.0 & 4.0 support and DDR5 and DDR4 support. 12th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and deliver high performance. Compatible with 600 series chipset based motherboards, 150W Processor Base Power.
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  9. AMD - Ryzen 9 7900X 12-core - 24-Thread 4.7 GHz (5.6 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Insanely Great Processor...Genuinely the best processor ive ever bought. Does everything i need and more...Best gaming processor...Best processor for the money out there right now. Ideal for gaming and fast fps. "

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    The insanely powerful gaming and streaming desktop processor, get the competitive edge with the ultimate enthusiast processor for gamers, for creators, for everyone.
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    "Insanely Great Processor...Genuinely the best processor ive ever bought. Does everything i need and more...Best gaming processor...Best processor for the money out there right now. Ideal for gaming and fast fps. "

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    The insanely powerful gaming and streaming desktop processor, get the competitive edge with the ultimate enthusiast processor for gamers, for creators, for everyone.
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  10. AMD - Ryzen 7 7700X 8-core - 16-Thread 4.5GHz (5.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "very fast processor especiallly for my first build ever...Awesome processor...Awesome processor.. my son has been saving his money just to buy this and he was super excited and it works great either"

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    The dominant 8-core gaming desktop processor, whatever the setting, whatever the resolution, lead your team to victory with the top 8-core AMD gaming processor.
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    "very fast processor especiallly for my first build ever...Awesome processor...Awesome processor.. my son has been saving his money just to buy this and he was super excited and it works great either"

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    The dominant 8-core gaming desktop processor, whatever the setting, whatever the resolution, lead your team to victory with the top 8-core AMD gaming processor.
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