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

The processor is the brain of your PC, controlling all of its functions. A powerful one allows you to run multiple programs at once, play games smoothly and edit photos quickly. Browse the top-ranked list of powerful processors below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. AMD - Ryzen 5 8600G 6-core - 12-thread – 4.3 GHz (5.0 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM5 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver - Alt_View_Zoom_1

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    The all-in-one desktop gaming processor. With a powerful Radeon 760M graphics built in, you can build a 6-core gaming PC withot paying for a graphics card.
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    The all-in-one desktop gaming processor. With a powerful Radeon 760M graphics built in, you can build a 6-core gaming PC withot paying for a graphics card.
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  2. 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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  3. AMD - Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great value and very fast processor, easy to install as well...Upgraded a all components other than a video card and my tower, coming from a 2600x this is a nice step up for minimal cost($199 on sale), sure there are more powerful cpu’s but i do light gaming and average pc use(no video editing) price/performance monster."

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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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    "Great value and very fast processor, easy to install as well...Upgraded a all components other than a video card and my tower, coming from a 2600x this is a nice step up for minimal cost($199 on sale), sure there are more powerful cpu’s but i do light gaming and average pc use(no video editing) price/performance monster."

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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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  4. 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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    "Best product ever!! The most powerful processador price-quality....Outstanding cpu very very powerful and also extremely fast."

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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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    "Best product ever!! The most powerful processador price-quality....Outstanding cpu very very powerful and also extremely fast."

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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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  5. AMD - Ryzen 5 5500 3.6 GHz Six-Core AM4 Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Processor great, no game bundle...The processor runs great. The game bundle that was supposed to come with it never panned out. ...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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    "Processor great, no game bundle...The processor runs great. The game bundle that was supposed to come with it never panned out. ...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 7 5800X3D 3.4 GHz Eight-Core AM4 Processor - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Very powerful cpu...Great cpu Great bang for your buck Pretty powerful little unit...A processor that packs a punch...This processors was quite the upgrade from my intel i7-6850k. "

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    Featuring a unique AMD 3D V-Cache vertical design, this eight-core, 16 thread processor includes 96MB of L3 cache while still allowing the CPU to fit socket AM4 motherboards. Combined with the powerful Zen 3 7nm architecture, with a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.5 GHz, this processor is designed to enhance 1080p video game performance by up to 15% with high graphical settings. Other features include support for PCIe 4.0 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 105W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and does not include a cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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    "Very powerful cpu...Great cpu Great bang for your buck Pretty powerful little unit...A processor that packs a punch...This processors was quite the upgrade from my intel i7-6850k. "

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    Featuring a unique AMD 3D V-Cache vertical design, this eight-core, 16 thread processor includes 96MB of L3 cache while still allowing the CPU to fit socket AM4 motherboards. Combined with the powerful Zen 3 7nm architecture, with a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a max boost clock speed of 4.5 GHz, this processor is designed to enhance 1080p video game performance by up to 15% with high graphical settings. Other features include support for PCIe 4.0 technology and 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM with compatible motherboards. This processor has a 105W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and does not include a cooling solution. Please note that it does not have an integrated GPU, so a dedicated graphics card is required.
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  7. AMD - Ryzen 7 5800X 4th Gen 8-core, 16-threads Unlocked Desktop Processor Without Cooler - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Powerful...Powerful!! nice upgrade from my previous processor....Excellent Processor!...Great processor, Very Powerful and still out beats some newer processors!"

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    8 cores optimized for high-FPS gaming rigs. Get the high-speed gaming performance of the world’s best desktop processor. AMD Ryzen Master Utility the Simple and Powerful Overclocking Utility for AMD Ryzen processors.
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    "Powerful...Powerful!! nice upgrade from my previous processor....Excellent Processor!...Great processor, Very Powerful and still out beats some newer processors!"

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    8 cores optimized for high-FPS gaming rigs. Get the high-speed gaming performance of the world’s best desktop processor. AMD Ryzen Master Utility the Simple and Powerful Overclocking Utility for AMD Ryzen processors.
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  8. 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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    "Very powerful processor, love it! Upgraded from 13th gen i5, I think my performance increased by 30 %!...Its the V8 approach to processors."

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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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    "Very powerful processor, love it! Upgraded from 13th gen i5, I think my performance increased by 30 %!...Its the V8 approach to processors."

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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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  9. 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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    "Power Processor...this is a powerful processor. I love it. easy to use too!...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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    "Power Processor...this is a powerful processor. I love it. easy to use too!...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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  10. AMD - Ryzen 5 5500GT 6-core - 12-thread – 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent value. Powerful enough for my needs....Good processor...Processor was delivered as scheduled and worked as expected. "

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    Leadership performance. Nothing stacks up to the superior performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors.
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    "Excellent value. Powerful enough for my needs....Good processor...Processor was delivered as scheduled and worked as expected. "

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    Leadership performance. Nothing stacks up to the superior performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors.
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