Top 15 Processors
A stunning high-end CPU for content creators that offers superb value for money, but make sure you pair it with fast memory for best results.
Ten cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing achievement, giving you the best of all CPU worlds, and for a much lower price than the Core i7-6950X.
A great option for entry-level PC gaming on a budget but make sure you get the fastest memory you can afford.
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.
The six-core design makes this an appealing choice in some circumstances, but this is not for gamers (yet).
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.