The 4 Best Gaming CPUs for April 2022

Buying a processor for a gaming PC isn’t as difficult as it used to be. AMD’s Ryzen 5000 family and Intel’s 12th-generation Core CPUs offer the best performance ever and have a lot of cores, so CPU headaches are rare. In particular, this is especially true because graphics firepower is more important than CPU performance for most games these days. However, there are a few chips that are worthy of attention as the best gaming CPUs for their price, performance, and great features. These chips are significantly cheaper than the recently released Intel i9-12900KS and Ryzen 7 5800X3D.
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Here are some of the best gaming CPUs anyone can buy, with or without money.

Intel Core i5-12400: The Best Gaming CPU for Consumers

In general, mid-range CPUs are optimal for PC gamers. As long as you don’t need extra cores, they’ll basically provide you with gaming performance comparable to that of processors that cost hundreds of dollars more. This is because most of the computing load is handled by the graphics card.

The Intel i5-12400, a 6-core, 12-thread processor, costs about $200 and has an excellent price/performance ratio. Of course, it doesn’t have the same performance and efficiency cores as the faster Alder Lake chips, but the performance cores alone are worth it. Looking at the benchmarks of gaming CPUs included in the reviews by Guru3D and PCGamer, the Core i5-12600K and Core i9- You can see that it’s not far behind the 12900K in terms of framerate. In addition, users do not have to upgrade to Windows 11 to improve chip performance.

The Core i5-12400 outperforms AMD’s recently released Ryzen 5 5600, a competitor, a bit better. If you’re upgrading from an older AM4 B450 motherboard, sticking to AMD’s might be more economical, but if not, you’re better off buying a Core i5-12400 chip.

Intel Core i9-12900K: Best High-End Gaming CPU

Whether you need more cores to make your work more productive, or 8 cores for streaming and future console hardware configurations, or if you need the absolute fastest frame rates in any situation, the 16-core, 24-thread processor Intel Core The i9-12900K is suitable.

The Core i9-12900KS, which is faster than the Core i9-12900K, has been dubbed ‘fastest gaming processor’, but it’s a good idea to buy the basic version. Even if you pay an extra $150, the improvement in gaming performance is negligible. I’d rather invest that money in cutting-edge DDR5 memory.

AMD’s $550 Ryzen 9 5900X is also a great CPU with high frame rates. But if you’re just gaming, you don’t really need to pay that much for a 12-core chip.

Unless you’re simply looking for very fast framerates or doing tasks that require a ridiculously high number of CPU cores, the lower Core i7-12700K and Ryzen 7 5800X are also worth considering. Both cost around $450 and have 12 and 8 cores, respectively.

Intel Core i3-12100F: Best Low-Budget Gaming CPU

An affordable chip for gamers on a tighter budget has finally arrived. There are several options in the $100-135 range. Among them, the Core i3-12100F stands out. As you can see from benchmarks from sites like Tom’s Hardware and TechSpot, Intel’s $110 Core i3-12100F not only offers significant framerate improvements over AMD’s rivals, but also gaming performance at a lower price. That’s almost equivalent to Intel’s latest Core i5-11600K processor, which costs twice as much.

However, the Core i5-11600K requires a dedicated graphics card to be paired with. The Core i3-12100F doesn’t have a built-in graphics card, so it’s cheaper. If you are saving money to buy a graphics card at a reasonable price, consider purchasing an AMD APU, which is introduced below.

Ryzen 5 5600G: The best CPU replacement for graphics cards

Recently, graphics cards are difficult to obtain and expensive, so it is not easy to configure a gaming PC with a limited budget. One alternative to this is to buy a CPU with an APU or powerful integrated graphics card. With the Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 5700G processors, users can enjoy most games in 720p and 1080p resolutions. If you’re lucky enough to get a graphics card, all you have to do is insert it into your existing system.

The 5600G’s 6 cores and 12 threads are paired with 7 Radeon graphics cores clocked at 1.9 GHz. The next step up is the 5700G, which increases to 8 cores and 16 threads, while simultaneously running 8 Radeon cores at 2GHz. Unless you’re on a tight budget or need as many CPU cores as a Ryzen 7 chip, you’re better off buying a cheap CPU.

CPU test method

PCWorld evaluates CPUs against benchmark results spanning multiple usage categories. It mainly focuses on game performance, performing both synthetic tests and in-game benchmark programs on a variety of modern games. Currently Far Cry New Dawn, Gears Tactics, Horizon Zero Dawn, Metro Exodus, CS: Go, Red Dead Redemption , Ashes of the Singularity, and Rainbow Siege Six are being tested.

The test PC is configured with CPU performance in mind. For example, the Core i9-12900K supports DDR5 RAM. For comparison, older chips competing with each other are retested at the same time. Appropriate contemporaneous hardware is used in a similar manner. In order to properly distinguish the CPU performance differences, all of our test rigs use the latest high-end flagship graphics cards.
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