Top 15 CPUs
The most powerful multi-threaded desktop CPU ever, but only in limited scenarios.
The 2200G falls behind in heavily multithreaded workloads, but its gaming and lightly threaded performance is astounding for the price.
Not as cheap as we'd hoped, but it’s still potentially faster than a similarly priced multiplier-locked Core i5.
A 4.5GHz overclock across 18 cores is a brilliant achievement for Intel as it reclaims the desktop performance crown, but only if you have an enormous bank account.
The six-core design makes this an appealing choice in some circumstances, but this is not for gamers (yet).
You might want to hold off until our Ryzen review, but this is a solid buy with excellent overclocking abilities.