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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for modern processor.

The modern processor is a microprocessor that has been designed and built to meet the needs of today's computer user. It offers a balance of performance, power efficiency, and price that was once unattainable. Browse the top-ranked list of modern processors below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. AMD - Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Easy purchase. So much processor for the price....I didn't need a new processor but for the combo deal of a free copy of Uncharted 4 and its recently lowered price I had to jump on the deal...Great value and very fast processor, easy to install as well"

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    Designed for socket AM4 motherboards using the powerful Zen 3 architecture, the 7nm 5th generation Ryzen processor offers significantly improved performance compared to its predecessor. With a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.4 GHz in addition to 32MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 5 5600 is built to deliver the power needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. You can boost performance further by overclocking this unlocked processor. Other features include support for PCIe Gen 4 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and includes a Wraith Stealth cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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    "Easy purchase. So much processor for the price....I didn't need a new processor but for the combo deal of a free copy of Uncharted 4 and its recently lowered price I had to jump on the deal...Great value and very fast processor, easy to install as well"

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    Designed for socket AM4 motherboards using the powerful Zen 3 architecture, the 7nm 5th generation Ryzen processor offers significantly improved performance compared to its predecessor. With a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.4 GHz in addition to 32MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 5 5600 is built to deliver the power needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. You can boost performance further by overclocking this unlocked processor. Other features include support for PCIe Gen 4 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and includes a Wraith Stealth cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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  2. Intel - Core i5-12400 12th Generation - 6 Core - 12 Thread - 2.5 to 4.4 GHz - LGA1700 - Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "Great modern budget NAS build cpu...Excellent value processor for gaming and productivity tasks"

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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 12th Gen Intel Core i5 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Intel Laminar RM1 included in the box. Compatible with Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power.
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    "Great modern budget NAS build cpu...Excellent value processor for gaming and productivity tasks"

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    12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 12th Gen Intel Core i5 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Intel Laminar RM1 included in the box. Compatible with Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power.
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  3. Intel - Core i3-13100F 13th Gen 4-Core 12MB Cache, 3.4 to 4.5 GHz Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "Only 4 cores but they can handle most modern apps and games you can throw at it provided you have a decent GPU....I've had the pleasure of using the Intel Core i3-13100F 13th Gen processor for both my day-to-day tasks and gaming endeavors, and I must say, it's truly a gem in the world of desktop processors. "

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    13th Gen Intel Core i3-13100F desktop processors, without processor graphics. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 13th Gen Intel Core i3 desktop processors are optimized for productivity. Discrete graphics required. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 58W Processor Base Power.
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    "Only 4 cores but they can handle most modern apps and games you can throw at it provided you have a decent GPU....I've had the pleasure of using the Intel Core i3-13100F 13th Gen processor for both my day-to-day tasks and gaming endeavors, and I must say, it's truly a gem in the world of desktop processors. "

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    13th Gen Intel Core i3-13100F desktop processors, without processor graphics. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 13th Gen Intel Core i3 desktop processors are optimized for productivity. Discrete graphics required. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 58W Processor Base Power.
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  4. 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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    "Great CPU for a modern rig....I needed an upgrade to my old rig built in early 2013, and this processor has helped me catch up and even pull ahead....Modern with an upgrade path"

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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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    "Great CPU for a modern rig....I needed an upgrade to my old rig built in early 2013, and this processor has helped me catch up and even pull ahead....Modern with an upgrade path"

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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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  5. AMD - Ryzen 5 5500 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Functions like an absolute dream, providing a smooth modern experience!...Excellent value processor!...The value this processor offer is unparallel. 6 cores 12 threads. "

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    Designed for socket AM4 motherboards using the powerful Zen 3 architecture, the 7nm 5th generation Ryzen processor offers significantly improved performance compared to its predecessor. With a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.2 GHz in addition to 16MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 5 5500 is built to deliver the power needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. You can boost performance further by overclocking this unlocked processor. Other features include support for PCIe Gen 3 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and includes a Wraith Stealth cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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    "Functions like an absolute dream, providing a smooth modern experience!...Excellent value processor!...The value this processor offer is unparallel. 6 cores 12 threads. "

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    Designed for socket AM4 motherboards using the powerful Zen 3 architecture, the 7nm 5th generation Ryzen processor offers significantly improved performance compared to its predecessor. With a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.2 GHz in addition to 16MB of L3 Cache, the Ryzen 5 5500 is built to deliver the power needed to smoothly handle tasks ranging from content creation to immersive gaming experiences. You can boost performance further by overclocking this unlocked processor. Other features include support for PCIe Gen 3 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and includes a Wraith Stealth cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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  6. AMD - Ryzen 5 7600X 6-core - 12-Thread 4.7GHz (5.3 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Bought for my pc very good can run any modern game with ease I paired it with a rx 6800 xt...Best processor for price and power...I would definitely recommend this processor. The price is excellent for the processor itself."

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    Pure gaming performance, get the 6-core gaming processor built for intense gaming action.
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    "Bought for my pc very good can run any modern game with ease I paired it with a rx 6800 xt...Best processor for price and power...I would definitely recommend this processor. The price is excellent for the processor itself."

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    Pure gaming performance, get the 6-core gaming processor built for intense gaming action.
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  7. AMD - Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core - 12-Thread - (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Unlocked Desktop Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Very fast cou for actual modern games, high fps count on call fo dutty...Amazing CPU, it played most modern games just using the integrated graphics and allowed to still game until I was able to get a dedicated graphics card"

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    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Desktop Processor (6-core/12-thread, 19MB cache, up to 4.4 GHz max boost) with Radeon Graphics
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    "Very fast cou for actual modern games, high fps count on call fo dutty...Amazing CPU, it played most modern games just using the integrated graphics and allowed to still game until I was able to get a dedicated graphics card"

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    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Desktop Processor (6-core/12-thread, 19MB cache, up to 4.4 GHz max boost) with Radeon Graphics
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  8. AMD - Ryzen 9 7950X3D 16-Core - 32-Thread 4.2 GHz (5.7 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great processor that allows me to keep up with the latest modern pc games...The best processor without a doubt...This processor is worth every penny. It's blazing fast and sips power. 100% recommend"

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    AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D The ultimate processor for gaming, with AMD 3D V-Cache technology for even more game performance. The 16-core processor that can do it all with the highest single-core and multi-core performance from AMD for the most demanding gamers and creators. Plus, enjoy the benefits of next-gen AMD 3D V-Cache technology for lower latency and even more game performance.
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    "Great processor that allows me to keep up with the latest modern pc games...The best processor without a doubt...This processor is worth every penny. It's blazing fast and sips power. 100% recommend"

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    AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D The ultimate processor for gaming, with AMD 3D V-Cache technology for even more game performance. The 16-core processor that can do it all with the highest single-core and multi-core performance from AMD for the most demanding gamers and creators. Plus, enjoy the benefits of next-gen AMD 3D V-Cache technology for lower latency and even more game performance.
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  9. Intel - Core i5-13600K 13th Gen 14 cores 6 P-cores + 8 E-cores 24M Cache, 3.5 to 5.1 GHz LGA1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Grey/Black/Gold - Front_Zoom
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    "Fantastic 13th Gen processor, couldn't be happier...Fantastic processor. Powerful, fast, runs at great temps. I went to this from a 10850k and could not be happier with it. ...Processor Intel I5...This is one of the best processors on the market right now best of the best thanks Best Buy for making it happen"

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    13th Gen Intel Core i5-13600K desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 and 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 13th 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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    "Fantastic 13th Gen processor, couldn't be happier...Fantastic processor. Powerful, fast, runs at great temps. I went to this from a 10850k and could not be happier with it. ...Processor Intel I5...This is one of the best processors on the market right now best of the best thanks Best Buy for making it happen"

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    13th Gen Intel Core i5-13600K desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 and 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 13th 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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  10. AMD - Ryzen 9 7950X 16-core - 32-Thread 4.5GHz (5.7 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Fastest processor on the market right now...I recently switched to this from an Intel i9 processor and this thing is an absolute powerhouse. ...Great product, CPU works exceptionally well in modern tasks"

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    When you want the best for gaming and creating, the 16-core powerhouse processor that can do it all with the highest single-core and multi-core performance from AMD for the most demanding gamers and creators.
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    "Fastest processor on the market right now...I recently switched to this from an Intel i9 processor and this thing is an absolute powerhouse. ...Great product, CPU works exceptionally well in modern tasks"

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    When you want the best for gaming and creating, the 16-core powerhouse processor that can do it all with the highest single-core and multi-core performance from AMD for the most demanding gamers and creators.
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