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Browse the top-ranked list of Processors For Gaming below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Top comment

    "It's ok...solid CPU...Still the best gaming CPU...My new custom gaming Rig I Built to conquer the new WoW expansion Battle for Azeroth has this and I am so glad I insisted on it."

    "Still the best gaming CPU"

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    Product Description

    Use this Intel Core i7 processor to upgrade your current motherboard. Its 3.7GHz base frequency can be overclocked to 4.7GHz for running multiple power-hungry programs over its six cores, and it supports 4K graphics for enjoying movies and games. This Intel Core i7 processor lets you add up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM for powerful multitasking.
    Your price for this item is $379.99
    Top comment

    "It's ok...solid CPU...Still the best gaming CPU...My new custom gaming Rig I Built to conquer the new WoW expansion Battle for Azeroth has this and I am so glad I insisted on it."

    "Still the best gaming CPU"

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    Product Description

    Use this Intel Core i7 processor to upgrade your current motherboard. Its 3.7GHz base frequency can be overclocked to 4.7GHz for running multiple power-hungry programs over its six cores, and it supports 4K graphics for enjoying movies and games. This Intel Core i7 processor lets you add up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM for powerful multitasking.
  2. Top comment

    "Fast CPU...Great cpu...This processor is perfect for my gaming....One of my staff recently built a new PC for me and so far it seems to be working great with this in it."

    "This processor is perfect for my gaming."

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    Build your own computer beginning with this Intel Core i5 processor. Its 9MB of cache memory offers fast data retrieval for maximum efficiency, and the base frequency of 3.6GHz powers through demanding applications and programs. Switch between multiple tasks smoothly with this eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor when you pair it with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.
    Your price for this item is $259.99
    Top comment

    "Fast CPU...Great cpu...This processor is perfect for my gaming....One of my staff recently built a new PC for me and so far it seems to be working great with this in it."

    "This processor is perfect for my gaming."

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    Product Description

    Build your own computer beginning with this Intel Core i5 processor. Its 9MB of cache memory offers fast data retrieval for maximum efficiency, and the base frequency of 3.6GHz powers through demanding applications and programs. Switch between multiple tasks smoothly with this eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor when you pair it with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM.
  3. Top comment

    "Works great...Great Product...Good processing speed for gaming....It's a good CPU for gaming and for work, and so far I've had no cause to complain."

    "Good processing speed for gaming."

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    Product Description

    Build your own custom motherboard beginning with this AMD Ryzen 5 processor. Its six cores and 12 threads provide powerful processing capability for system-intensive tasks, and its base/boost speed sits at 3.4GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively, for efficient overclocking. This AMD Ryzen 5 processor has a Wraith Stealth cooler to keep components from overheating.
    Your price for this item is $199.99
    Top comment

    "Works great...Great Product...Good processing speed for gaming....It's a good CPU for gaming and for work, and so far I've had no cause to complain."

    "Good processing speed for gaming."

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    Product Description

    Build your own custom motherboard beginning with this AMD Ryzen 5 processor. Its six cores and 12 threads provide powerful processing capability for system-intensive tasks, and its base/boost speed sits at 3.4GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively, for efficient overclocking. This AMD Ryzen 5 processor has a Wraith Stealth cooler to keep components from overheating.
  4. Top comment

    "The best...Great CPU...Fast enough for gaming and very pleased....Perfect for a mid-range gaming build or workstation."

    "Fast enough for gaming and very pleased."

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    Product Description

    Supercharge your custom PC with this eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. It has six threads and six cores constructed with Intel's Coffee Lake architecture and a 9MB cache to make your computer fast and efficient. This Intel Core i5 processor supports up to 64GB of RAM for extreme multitasking capabilities.
    Your price for this item is $199.99
    Top comment

    "The best...Great CPU...Fast enough for gaming and very pleased....Perfect for a mid-range gaming build or workstation."

    "Fast enough for gaming and very pleased."

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    Product Description

    Supercharge your custom PC with this eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. It has six threads and six cores constructed with Intel's Coffee Lake architecture and a 9MB cache to make your computer fast and efficient. This Intel Core i5 processor supports up to 64GB of RAM for extreme multitasking capabilities.
  5. Top comment

    "LOVE IT...Works Great...Solid Gaming CPU for the Money...So far this processor blows away anything else I have and I am happy with it, it just took some doing to get the cpu/mobo/ram combo to all agree with each other."

    "Solid Gaming CPU for the Money"

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    Product Description

    Bank on solid, efficient computing performance with this six-core AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor. Its 3.6GHz maximum turbo core speed sufficiently supports 1080p and VR gaming, and its 16MB L3 cache memory provides an enhanced CPU memory operation. The 65W default thermal design power of this AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor lets you build a power-efficient computer system.
    Your price for this item is $159.99
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    Top comment

    "LOVE IT...Works Great...Solid Gaming CPU for the Money...So far this processor blows away anything else I have and I am happy with it, it just took some doing to get the cpu/mobo/ram combo to all agree with each other."

    "Solid Gaming CPU for the Money"

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    Product Description

    Bank on solid, efficient computing performance with this six-core AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor. Its 3.6GHz maximum turbo core speed sufficiently supports 1080p and VR gaming, and its 16MB L3 cache memory provides an enhanced CPU memory operation. The 65W default thermal design power of this AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor lets you build a power-efficient computer system.
  6. Top comment

    "Love it...Great CPU...Amd is back in the game....I upgraded from a 4th gen i7 so this was a huge upgrade as is but the 8 cores has offered much power and quality of life with my multi-tasking and audio rendering habits, as well as chugging out my games on extreme settings 1080p 144hz, leaving my 970 to be the apparent bottleneck."

    "Amd is back in the game."

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    Product Description

    Build your own motherboard with this AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Its advanced Wraith Prism cooler lets it operate at lower noise volumes for quieter processing, and its clear fan helps keep components cool while providing better RGB light illumination for creating fun effects. This AMD Ryzen 7 processor has eight cores for completing multiple system-intensive tasks at once.
    Your price for this item is $329.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Great CPU...Amd is back in the game....I upgraded from a 4th gen i7 so this was a huge upgrade as is but the 8 cores has offered much power and quality of life with my multi-tasking and audio rendering habits, as well as chugging out my games on extreme settings 1080p 144hz, leaving my 970 to be the apparent bottleneck."

    "Amd is back in the game."

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    Product Description

    Build your own motherboard with this AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Its advanced Wraith Prism cooler lets it operate at lower noise volumes for quieter processing, and its clear fan helps keep components cool while providing better RGB light illumination for creating fun effects. This AMD Ryzen 7 processor has eight cores for completing multiple system-intensive tasks at once.
  7. Top comment

    "Love it...Nice CPU...The temperature are low at high demanding games....I upgraded from an i5-2400, so almost any recent processor would be a big upgrade for me."

    "The temperature are low at high demanding games."

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    Product Description

    Construct a lightning-fast motherboard with this six-core Intel Core i7 processor. Its 12MB of cache provides fast data retrieval to speed up operations, and its low 65W power consumption keeps components cool. Crank this eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor up to its turbo frequency of 4.6GHz to run large programs.
    Your price for this item is $309.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Nice CPU...The temperature are low at high demanding games....I upgraded from an i5-2400, so almost any recent processor would be a big upgrade for me."

    "The temperature are low at high demanding games."

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    Product Description

    Construct a lightning-fast motherboard with this six-core Intel Core i7 processor. Its 12MB of cache provides fast data retrieval to speed up operations, and its low 65W power consumption keeps components cool. Crank this eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor up to its turbo frequency of 4.6GHz to run large programs.
  8. Top comment

    "Great processor...Perfect for Gaming...Great processor good for gaming would purchase again...Great processor good for gaming would purchase again"

    "Great processor good for gaming would purchase again"

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    Product Description

    With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the Intel Core i5 processor moves faster when you do. The Intel Core i5 processor automatically allocates processing power where it's needed most. Whether you're creating HD video, composing digital music, editing photos, or playing the coolest PC games - with the Intel Core i5 processor you can multitask with ease and be more productive than ever.
    Your price for this item is $279.99
    Top comment

    "Great processor...Perfect for Gaming...Great processor good for gaming would purchase again...Great processor good for gaming would purchase again"

    "Great processor good for gaming would purchase again"

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    Product Description

    With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the Intel Core i5 processor moves faster when you do. The Intel Core i5 processor automatically allocates processing power where it's needed most. Whether you're creating HD video, composing digital music, editing photos, or playing the coolest PC games - with the Intel Core i5 processor you can multitask with ease and be more productive than ever.
  9. Top comment

    "Very fast!...Great for gamers...I got this processor for gaming....I was able to get a stable overclock at 5.2 Ghz on all cores but it was a little warmer than I wanted for everyday gaming."

    "I got this processor for gaming."

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    Product Description

    With faster, intelligent, multi-core technology that applies processing power where it's needed most, Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. You'll multitask applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do.
    Your price for this item is $409.99
    Top comment

    "Very fast!...Great for gamers...I got this processor for gaming....I was able to get a stable overclock at 5.2 Ghz on all cores but it was a little warmer than I wanted for everyday gaming."

    "I got this processor for gaming."

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    Product Description

    With faster, intelligent, multi-core technology that applies processing power where it's needed most, Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. You'll multitask applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do.
  10. Top comment

    "Great cpu...Very fast...Excellent core proccessor for building a dream gaming machine....Excellent core proccessor for building a dream gaming machine."

    "Excellent core proccessor for building a dream gaming machine."

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    Product Description

    Build the gaming rig of your dreams beginning with this 4GHz AMD Ryzen 7 processor. It has eight cores and 16 threads for running multiple programs simultaneously at optimal speeds, and its 20MB of cache memory delivers fast task switching capability. This AMD Ryzen 7 processor uses 95W of power for consistent performance when you need it.
    Your price for this item is $499.99
    Top comment

    "Great cpu...Very fast...Excellent core proccessor for building a dream gaming machine....Excellent core proccessor for building a dream gaming machine."

    "Excellent core proccessor for building a dream gaming machine."

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    Product Description

    Build the gaming rig of your dreams beginning with this 4GHz AMD Ryzen 7 processor. It has eight cores and 16 threads for running multiple programs simultaneously at optimal speeds, and its 20MB of cache memory delivers fast task switching capability. This AMD Ryzen 7 processor uses 95W of power for consistent performance when you need it.
  11. Top comment

    "Best for now...Keep it cool!...Reminder I do not however recommend this at all if you're only doing gaming....It's a perfectly rounded processor and I can't take that away from it."

    "Reminder I do not however recommend this at all if you're only doing gaming."

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    Product Description

    Whether you are working on your latest feature film or the next episode of a YouTube series, the unlocked Intel Core X-series processors are designed to scale to your performance needs by using the two fastest cores at higher frequencies and up to 18 cores when extreme mega tasking is required. Experience extreme performance, immersive 4K visuals, high speed storage and memory, and the latest technological advancements - all designed to get you from planning to final product faster than ever. Spend more time creating and less time waiting. The Intel Core X-series processor can handle your most demanding workload. Upload and edit your 360° videos quickly and experience VR videos - all in stunning 4K. There are no limits to what you can create on your new computer. When creating your best work, you need the most responsive technology to handle multiple, CPU-intensive tasks at once. With an Intel Core X-series processor, you can edit your video, render 3D effects, and compose the soundtrack simultaneously without compromising your computer's performance.
    Your price for this item is $529.99
    Top comment

    "Best for now...Keep it cool!...Reminder I do not however recommend this at all if you're only doing gaming....It's a perfectly rounded processor and I can't take that away from it."

    "Reminder I do not however recommend this at all if you're only doing gaming."

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    Product Description

    Whether you are working on your latest feature film or the next episode of a YouTube series, the unlocked Intel Core X-series processors are designed to scale to your performance needs by using the two fastest cores at higher frequencies and up to 18 cores when extreme mega tasking is required. Experience extreme performance, immersive 4K visuals, high speed storage and memory, and the latest technological advancements - all designed to get you from planning to final product faster than ever. Spend more time creating and less time waiting. The Intel Core X-series processor can handle your most demanding workload. Upload and edit your 360° videos quickly and experience VR videos - all in stunning 4K. There are no limits to what you can create on your new computer. When creating your best work, you need the most responsive technology to handle multiple, CPU-intensive tasks at once. With an Intel Core X-series processor, you can edit your video, render 3D effects, and compose the soundtrack simultaneously without compromising your computer's performance.
  12. Top comment

    "Not bad...Love it...I like the little cups with holes in them in the top for adding liquid, I made a tiny batch of pasta dough using the holes to add water to about 3/4 cup of flour in the container....It has enough power and capacity for preparing stuff for 2 people does not chop fine - good enough for salsa and similar stuff not good for Indian Chutney or food that requires extremely fine pieces."

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    Product Description

    Food preparation can be a pleasure or it can be a chore. Who couldn't use a little more pleasure? Turn your food prep into a simple, quick step.
    Your price for this item is $39.99
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    "Not bad...Love it...I like the little cups with holes in them in the top for adding liquid, I made a tiny batch of pasta dough using the holes to add water to about 3/4 cup of flour in the container....It has enough power and capacity for preparing stuff for 2 people does not chop fine - good enough for salsa and similar stuff not good for Indian Chutney or food that requires extremely fine pieces."

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    Food preparation can be a pleasure or it can be a chore. Who couldn't use a little more pleasure? Turn your food prep into a simple, quick step.
  13. Model:FD8350FRHKBOX
    SKU:1865095
    Top comment

    "Great processor!...It has worked wonderful for me for a while but sadly now its aging, at the time it was fantastic though!"

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    With Bulldozer architecture, this AMD FX-8350 FD8350FRHKBOX processor easily handles multiple intensive applications. The 32-nanometer die shrink is designed to reduce leakage for improved performance, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.
    Your price for this item is $175.99
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    "Great processor!...It has worked wonderful for me for a while but sadly now its aging, at the time it was fantastic though!"

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    With Bulldozer architecture, this AMD FX-8350 FD8350FRHKBOX processor easily handles multiple intensive applications. The 32-nanometer die shrink is designed to reduce leakage for improved performance, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.
  14. Top comment

    "Superb product...The epicenter is good ....it makes a great upgrade for a sound system....I loved this product my husband got it installed in our truck it's awesome"

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    Product Description

    Improve the quality of your car's sound system with this AudioControl bass restoration processor. Its bass maximizer pulls low-frequency sounds from almost any media, while its dash-mountable controls let you adjust audio levels from the driver's seat. The LED lights on this AudioControl bass restoration processor indicate current bass levels.
    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    "Superb product...The epicenter is good ....it makes a great upgrade for a sound system....I loved this product my husband got it installed in our truck it's awesome"

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    Improve the quality of your car's sound system with this AudioControl bass restoration processor. Its bass maximizer pulls low-frequency sounds from almost any media, while its dash-mountable controls let you adjust audio levels from the driver's seat. The LED lights on this AudioControl bass restoration processor indicate current bass levels.
  15. Model:YD2400C5FBBOX
    SKU:6224300
    Top comment

    "The best...Does what it's designed to good....I have it in an itx board, with and m. 2 in a tiny case, makes great tiny computer....I have brought other other desktop processor's but this is the best by far!"

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    Power your custom desktop PC with this 14nm process, quad-core AMD Ryzen processor. It includes 11-core Radeon Vega graphics for higher performance without a separate graphics card, and it works with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler for effective heat dissipation. This AMD Ryzen processor supports PCIe 3.0 and HDMI to interface with up-to-date hardware and displays.
    Your price for this item is $169.99
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    "The best...Does what it's designed to good....I have it in an itx board, with and m. 2 in a tiny case, makes great tiny computer....I have brought other other desktop processor's but this is the best by far!"

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    Product Description

    Power your custom desktop PC with this 14nm process, quad-core AMD Ryzen processor. It includes 11-core Radeon Vega graphics for higher performance without a separate graphics card, and it works with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler for effective heat dissipation. This AMD Ryzen processor supports PCIe 3.0 and HDMI to interface with up-to-date hardware and displays.