15 best CPUs for your computer

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The performance of a personal computer is affected to varying degrees by each of its functional components – RAM, chipset, video card, hard drive, network connection, etc. But there is the main detail on which absolutely everything depends – the central processor. Even the fastest and most voluminous RAM or video card will not be able to show its potential if their characteristics do not match the capabilities of the processor. However, when choosing a complete set of a computer, it is not always worth striving for the selection of the newest and most powerful processor.

The editors have prepared for you an extended overview of the most successful processor models as of the spring of 2019, on the basis of which personal computers of different capacities and price categories are completed. Based on the conclusions of our experts, we have divided the rating into nominations according to the approximate purpose.

Rating of the best processors for a computer

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best super powerful processors for your computer 1 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 123 208 RUB
2 Intel Core i9 9900K RUB 36,920
3 Intel Core i7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell E RUB 47 599
The best processors for gaming computers 1 Intel Core i7-7820X RUB 25,000
2 AMD Ryzen7 1800X RUB 13,065
3 Intel Core i7-8700K RUB 26,050
4 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X RUB 21,895
The best processors for work computers 1 AMD Ryzen 5 1600X RUB 10,743
2 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 RUB 9,535
3 Intel Core i5-8400 RUB 12,790
The best processors for mid-range computers 1 Intel Core i3 8100 RUB 7 495
2 AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 5 435 RUB
3 AMD FX8320 RUB 3,615
Best low-cost CPUs for your computer 1 Intel Celeron G3930 RUB 2,490
2 AMD Athlon 200GE RUB 2,520

The best super powerful processors for your computer

First of all, we will consider the most advanced achievements of manufacturers of processors for computers and laptops – two irreconcilable competitors Intel and AMD. The review includes precisely the mass models that have become widespread and recognized. Some HEDT models for high-performance systems were excluded due to the prohibitive cost and too narrow specialization, far from the needs of the mass consumer.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

Rating: 4.9

AMD RYZEN THREADRIPPER 2990WX

'Number one' in our review is an outstanding achievement by AMD, perhaps the most striking example of a product that left the top processors far behind Intel. It is the world's first 32-core processor with 64 threads. Its microelectronic filling is made according to the thinnest possible 12nm process technology. The processor is designed for the sTR4 socket.

Various modifications of this model can contain from 12 to 32 Colfax cores, operating at a clock frequency of 3 to 3.5 GHz (overclocking is supported). The cache of the first level is 96 KB, the second is from 6144 to 16384 KB, the third is from 32768 to 65536 KB. Split L2 cache is supported. There is a built-in RAM controller.

The processor supports AMD64 / EM64T and SSE2 / 3/4 instruction sets; NX Bit technologies; hardware virtualization. Support for Hyper-threading and 3DNow is virtually nonexistent, as well as the integrated graphics core.

The maximum operating temperature of the processor is 68 degrees. The nominal heat dissipation with not too intensive computer operation varies from 180 to 250 W. Independent tests have shown that under a serious load, heat dissipation can increase to 600W, and in overclocking – up to 800W. For cooling the processor at medium loads, a specially designed Wraith Ripper cooler or similar ones are suitable. For high loads and overclocking, experts recommend water cooling.

The entire Threadripper line, and this particular model in particular, have received extremely positive feedback from real users. The processor is able to easily manipulate mind-boggling amounts of data, playfully satisfy the demands of the most power-hungry video card, and support the fastest and most productive RAM.

Advantages

  • record performance in specialized applications;
  • fast cores even in single threaded mode;
  • many PCI lines for peripherals and video cards;
  • large caches;
  • an almost impossible combination of exorbitant characteristics and relatively affordable prices.

disadvantages

  • high design requirements for heat dissipation (TDP).

Intel Core i9 9900K

Rating: 4.8

INTEL CORE I9 9900K

The second super-powerful desktop processor in our ranking is the Core i9 9900K made Intel. Although this is a flagship, it is significantly inferior to the above model in almost all respects. Probably, we will see a qualitative breakthrough Intel in the very near future, but for now this is all that the blue (Intel) can oppose to the red (AMD).

The processor is manufactured according to the 14nm process technology. It is based on 8 computational cores operating in 16 threads at a frequency of 3.6 GHz with the ability to overclock up to 5 GHz. The total amount of SmartCache cache is 16MB. Supports up to 128GB dual channel DDR4-2666 RAM. Error Correction (ECC) memory is not supported.

If the computer is not going to be used for processing heavy graphics or demanding video games, you can save on a discrete video card – the graphics subsystem Intel UHD 630 with a base operating frequency of 350MHz is built into the processor. The maximum dynamic frequency is 1.2GHz. The maximum amount of available RAM is 64GB. Supports 4K resolution at 60Hz refresh rate. The total number of PCI Express lanes supported is 16.

In this model, the manufacturer has implemented a number of advanced technologies. This is memory support Intel Optane; Hyper-Threading; SpeedStep; thermal control; privacy protection and others.

Overall, this is the most powerful processor Intel for desktop computers to date. It should be understood here that some other models of neighboring production generations Intel can contain significantly more cores and even exceed 9900K in some parameters. But in terms of other characteristics, this model will in any case be far ahead, and in terms of the overall balance of the parameters, it has no equal.

Advantages

  • the most powerful top-end flagship Intel in the mass segment at the beginning of 2019;
  • stable performance and power consumption in most tasks;
  • list of implemented innovations;
  • balance;
  • increased safety and reliability;
  • 36 months warranty in boxed version.

disadvantages

  • overpriced (possibly a temporary phenomenon caused by an objective deficit).

Intel Core i7 6950X Extreme Edition Broadwell E

Rating: 4.7

INTEL CORE I7 6950X EXTREME EDITION BROADWELL E

Rounding out the list of the most productive desktop processors is another striking model from Intel – this is the 6950X of the Core i7 family with a promising set-top box in the Extreme Edition nomenclature. The two previous solutions are undoubtedly better in terms of their combination of advantages, but the 6950X is still in demand for those users who need maximum computer performance in its purest form.

At the time of its release, the 6950X made a splash – 10 Broadwell E cores operating at 3GHz in 20 threads, the updated Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology with unprecedented overclocking capabilities and a whole list of advantages could not leave anyone indifferent. The only disappointment was the cost, but against the background of the general price volatility for new processors, enthusiasts for the most part resigned themselves to this fact.

The processor is manufactured using the 14nm process technology. Overclocking from the nominal frequency of 3GHz is possible up to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, and up to 4GHz with Turbo Boost 3.0. Cache sizes: first level – 64Kb, second level – 2560Kb, third level – 25Mb. There is a built-in memory controller. Supports up to 128GB Quad Channel DDR4 2400/2133 RAM without ECC memory support. The maximum possible number of PCI Express lanes is 40.

Supported technologies and instructions: Hyper-threading; AMD64 / EM64T; SSE2 / 3/4; NX Bit; hardware virtualization. There is no built-in graphics module.

The calculated thermal power of this model is 140 W.

Advantages

  • 10 cores;
  • support for 40 PCI Express lanes;
  • especially outstanding results in terms of processing speed of heavyweight video;
  • ample opportunities for overclocking thanks to Turbo Boost Max 3.0;
  • moderate heating.

disadvantages

  • clear overpricing, especially against the background of newer models.

The best processors for gaming computers

The second Best Desktop Processor nomination is a selection of four processors that manufacturers equip today's best gaming stations. Some PCs for gamers assembled by well-known manufacturers may contain even more powerful processors, commensurate with the above-described flagships, but in most cases this is nothing more than a marketing ploy. Top HEDT models are simply redundant even for the most voracious video games, and there is no point in overpaying for them. Also in gaming computers, the clock speed of the processor and fast memory are more important (this, of course, not counting the productive graphics) than the number of cores / threads.

Intel Core i7-7820X

Rating: 4.9

INTEL CORE I7-7820X

The first in this category is the Core i7 7820X series. This is a high-performance processor, which is used not only for gaming computers, but also for computers that are supposed to process video in high definition. Designed for socket AM4.

The processor is created using 14nm technology, contains 8 cores operating in 16 threads at a nominal frequency of 3600 MHz. Overclocking with Turbo Boost technology up to 4300 MHz is supported. There is an integrated memory controller, 128GB DDR4-2666 is supported up to four channels. System bus – 1600 MHz, DMI. Cache configuration: first level – 64Kb, second level – 8192Kb, third level – 11264Kb. The maximum number of PCI Express lanes is 28. ECC is not supported.

The following enhancement technologies are supported in this model: hardware virtualization; NX Bit; AMD64 / EM64T; Hyper-Threading; Intel Optane; Turbo Boost 2.0 / Max 3.0; command set MMX, SSE / 2/3/4, AVX / 2/512 (two AVX-512 FMA modules); Intel SpeedStep.

Security enhancements include a hardware run cancel bit to protect against viruses and other malware, and new Intel AES commands to encrypt and decrypt data.

The calculated thermal power of the processor in the standard mode is 140W and corresponds to a maximum operating temperature of 99 degrees. Some experts criticize the presence of a thermal interface under the heat spreader cover, preferring solder, but in the context of this model with its moderate heating, this is not a very pronounced drawback.

Advantages

  • high performance in games and processing of 'heavy' video;
  • great potential for overclocking;
  • stability;
  • moderate power consumption;
  • relatively little heating.

disadvantages

  • thin textolite – the danger of damaging the processor when moving the computer only due to the massiveness of the cooler.

AMD Ryzen7 1800X

Rating: 4.8

AMD RYZEN 7 2700X

Continuing the rating of the best processors for gaming computers, the direct competitor to the above-described model – Ryzen7 1800X from AMD. Experts highly appreciate this model not only as the basis of a gaming computer, but also as an optimal processor for interacting with full-fledged VR devices like the Oculus Rift. Due to the high multi-core performance, the most reliable and smooth reproduction of the VR experience is achieved.

The Ryzen7 1800X is a 14nm 8-core, 16-thread processor. The core clock frequency is 3600 MHz, the potential for safe overclocking is up to 4GHz. Supports dual channel DDR4-2667 RAM, including ECC. Cache volumes: first level – 96Kb, second – 4096Kb, third – 16MB. Supports MMX, SSE / 2/3/4, AVX / 2 instructions, NX Bit and AMD64 / EM64T technologies, hardware virtualization. The number of PCIe 3.0 lanes – 16.ph

In addition to the above, this model implements such proprietary AMD technologies: XFR (extended frequency range), SenseMI (a set of training functions for self-tuning performance), Enmotus FuzeDrive (combining SSD, HDD and RAM into one virtual drive) and a number of others.

The nominal thermal power under moderate load is 95W with a maximum operating temperature of 95 ° C.

Advantages

  • high multi-threaded performance;
  • ECC memory support;
  • fairly simple overclocking (with reservations);
  • introducing important innovations;
  • low heat generation;
  • affordable price when compared to comparable processors Intel.

disadvantages

  • there are problems with the efficiency of using high-speed RAM (not a critical drawback).

Intel Core i7-8700K

Rating: 4.7

INTEL CORE I7-8700K

Let's go back to the 'blue' products – the rating of the best processors for gaming computers is continued by a high-performance CPU of the 8th generation, created according to the most advanced 14nm ++ process technology at the time of release. It came out almost lightning fast after the relatively inexpensive multi-core AMD processors for powerful computers made a splash in the market.

The processor contains six Coffee Lake processing cores operating in 12 threads at a nominal frequency of 3700 MHz. Overclocking with Turbo Boost technology up to 4700 MHz is allowed. Supports DDR4-2666 RAM for two channels up to 128GB. The volumes of cache memory: the first level – 64Kb, the second – 1536Kb, the third – 12Mb. Hyper Threading is supported; instructions MMX, SSE / 2/3/4, AVX / 2; AMD64 / EM64T; NX Bit; hardware virtualization, Intel vPro. The number of PCI Express lanes is up to 16.

The processor has a built-in graphics subsystem Intel UHD 630 with a base operating frequency of 350 MHz and a maximum dynamic frequency of 1.20 GHz. The maximum available RAM is 64GB. Able to reproduce a video stream in 4K resolution with a frame rate of 60Hz.

The calculated nominal heat dissipation is 95W, the operating temperature in normal computer operation is no more than 100 ° C. Under loads at the level of the permitted overclocking limit, TDP and voltage increase sharply.

Advantages

  • high frequency standards;
  • great potential for overclocking;
  • official support for DDR4-2666;
  • price / performance ratio;
  • the ability to fully work on budget motherboards B360 / H370;
  • created according to the improved technical process 14nm ++.

disadvantages

  • Compatible with 3xx series chipsets only.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Rating: 4.6

AMD RYZEN 7 2700X

And the selection of the rating of the best processors for gaming computers is completed by another model from AMD, which easily defeats its direct competitor – the above-described Core i7-8700K. The Ryzen 7 2700X falls short of the top Intel processors only in terms of single-threaded performance. As for the rest, it has no competitors in this segment yet.

In addition to the optimal performance for a gaming computer, this processor also does not lag behind in rendering, archiving, and streaming. The developers managed to achieve such outstanding characteristics, not least thanks to the use of new generation semiconductor technology with a 12nm technical process.

This CPU is based on eight Pinnacle Ridge computational cores, which operate in 16 threads at a frequency of 3700 MHz. In addition to the nominal frequency, this model has serious overclocking capabilities – up to 4300 MHz. Support for high-speed dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory has been implemented. Cache sizes: first level – 96Kb, second – 4MB, third – 16MB. Supported instructions are MMX, SSE / 2/3/4, AVX / 2.

This model implements proprietary AMD technologies – StoreMI, SenseMI, VR-Ready Premium, Ryzen Master program. Also implemented support for hardware virtualization, AMD64 / EM64T and NX Bit.

The nominal heat dissipation, according to the manufacturer, corresponds to 105 W. The maximum permissible operating temperature is 85 ° C.

A full-fledged cooler is included in the package, providing sufficient protection against overheating. The cooler is equipped with colorful RGB lighting.

Advantages

  • high multi-threaded performance;
  • overclocking capability for all modifications;
  • solder under the lid;
  • efficient cooler with RGB lighting included;
  • relatively low power consumption and heating at rated load.

disadvantages

  • single-threaded performance.

The best processors for work computers

The third nomination in the ranking of the best processors for personal computers according to the version includes a selection of models, the power and technical characteristics of which are sufficient for work tasks “above average”, but without exorbitant requests. They are able to provide comfortable work with vector and raster graphics, video editing, three-dimensional modeling, processing of large amounts of data.

Remarkably, these processors are quite suitable for equipping gaming computers and show excellent results. The question is, why are the above four solutions better? The fact is that in the nomination of game processors, our experts have identified models that have a certain performance margin. At the time of release, their capabilities for video games were excessive, but the gaming industry is developing so rapidly that the excess characteristics quickly become minimal.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Rating: 4.9

AMD RYZEN 5 1600X

First, consider a processor for a personal computer from AMD's Ryzen 5 family. It is a solid workhorse with well-balanced performance. The model has repeatedly confirmed full compliance with the characteristics declared by the manufacturer and is in great demand to this day. Manufactured according to the 14 and 12nm process technology.

The processor is based on six Summit Ridge computing cores operating in 12 threads at a frequency of 3600 MHz. Let's overclock up to 4000 MHz. Supports dual channel DDR4-2667 RAM. Cache sizes: first level – 96Kb (512Kb in other modifications), second – 3072Kb, third – 16384Kb. Supported instructions MMX SSE / 2/3/4 and AVX / 2, AMD64 / EM64T technologies, NX Bit, hardware virtualization. The number of supported PCIe 3.0 lanes is up to 16.

From proprietary AMD technologies, the processor supports SenseMI, Enmotus FuzeDrive, FMA3, AVX2, AES, XFR (extended frequency range).

The nominal heat dissipation corresponds to 95 W. The maximum permissible operating temperature is 95 ° C. In the boxed version, the package includes a Wraith Spire cooler, the cooling capacity of which is fully sufficient to operate the computer without extreme loads.

Advantages

  • performance-to-price ratio;
  • solder under the lid;
  • moderate heat generation;
  • simple overclocking;
  • support for modern protocols and interfaces;
  • good cooler in boxed design.

disadvantages

  • reaches its full potential only with high frequency memory and certain B settings IOS.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Rating: 4.8

AMD RYZEN 5 2600

The second number in this selection of ratings will consider the neighboring model of the same manufacturer – Ryzen 5 2600. This processor is very similar to the previous one, and in a number of characteristics it is generally one-to-one. The only difference is in one important point – support for faster memory. In a number of cases, this point can be of serious importance, which is why this model was included in the review. Manufactured according to the 12nm process technology.

The 'core' of this model is similar to the previous one – 6 cores and 12 threads, only the cores of the updated Pinnacle Ridge family. The clock frequency is 3400 MHz in nominal mode and up to 3900 MHz in overclocking. The system bus frequency is 400 MHz. Supports dual channel DDR4-2933 memory. Cache parameters: first level – 96 KB, second – 3MB, third – 16MB.

The support for commands, instructions and proprietary innovations in this model is partially different from the previous one. So, there is support for VR-Ready Premium, which the 1600X does not, but there is no support for XFR, AVX2 and FMA3.

The calculated heat dissipation corresponds to 65 W. The maximum operating temperature is 95 ° C.

Advantages

  • the ratio of opportunities and costs;
  • support for high-speed DDR4-2933 memory;
  • VR-Ready Premium support;
  • low heat generation and power consumption;
  • solder under the lid.

disadvantages

  • narrow requirements for RAM and motherboard to unleash potential.

Intel Core i5-8400

Rating: 4.7

INTEL CORE I5-8400

The popular production model Intel rounds out the list of the best processors for mid-range computers. This is the most affordable Intel six-core processor, which bypasses the Ryzen 5 1600X and 2600 in a number of ways, but with some reservations. In terms of average performance, this model falls short of those of the Core i7-7700. Manufactured according to the 14nm process technology.

The processor is computationally based on six Coffee Lake cores. Unlike all of the above models, in this case the number of threads coincides with the number of cores themselves. The nominal clock frequency is 2800 MHz, overclocking using proprietary technology Intel Turbo Boost up to 4GHz is allowed (the very first modifications did not provide for overclocking). The system bus frequency is 800 MHz. Supports DDR4-2666 RAM (dual channel). Cache configuration: first level – 64Kb, second – 1536Kb, third – 9216Kb. The maximum number of PCI Express lanes is 16.

The processor has an integrated graphics module HD Graphics 630 (or UHD 630, depending on the modification), operating at a maximum dynamic frequency of 1050 MHz. The nominal frequency is 350MHz. The maximum available RAM is 64GB. Supports 4K video playback at 60Hz. Can broadcast image to three displays.

The nominal heat dissipation in this case corresponds to 65 W. The maximum operating temperature is 100 ° C.

In conclusion, we will make an important note to avoid mistakes when assembling a new computer. This processor is only compatible with motherboards based on the Intel Z370 chipset equipped with a modified socket LG A1151. This model will not work on chipsets of the 200th and, moreover, the 100th series.

Advantages

  • high performance on par with some Core i7 models;
  • price-performance ratio, even though it is 'obviously more expensive' Intel;
  • lends itself to simple overclocking (fresh modifications);
  • solder on the core;
  • slight heating.

disadvantages

  • Compatible with 3xx series chipsets only.

The best processors for mid-range computers

The next nomination in our rating represents the middle price category of desktop processors, closer to the budget ones. These models are optimal for equipping office computers on which it is supposed to perform not the most resource-intensive tasks – working with documentation and accounting, creating and demonstrating presentations, multimedia, video games with significant restrictions.

Intel Core i3 8100

Rating: 4.9

INTEL CORE I3 8100

The selection is opened by the most worthy, according to experts, processor for equipping computers of the middle segment. It has well-balanced key characteristics and support for a wide range of advanced technologies. Manufactured according to the 14nm process technology.

This model is based on four Coffee Lake computing cores operating in four threads at a nominal clock speed of 3600MHz. The multiplier is locked, but for overclocking enthusiasts, a modification of the same model with the prefix 'K' in the nomenclature is available. Supports up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, including dual channel and error correction (ECC) memory. Cache configuration: first level – 64Kb, second – 1024Kb, third – 6144Kb. Supported PCI Express lane configurations: up to 16 lanes – 2×8, 1×8 + 2×4.

This model received a wide range of technologies and enhancements: memory compatibility Intel Optane, VT-x and VT-d virtualization for directional I / O, architecture Intel 64, SSE4.1 instruction sets /4.2 and AVX2, Idle State, SpeedStep, Thermal Control, Privacy Protection. Also, the developers have implemented a whole set of security and reliability tools: Secure Key, AES, Memory Protection Extensions, Software Guard Extensions, cancellation bit, Boot Guard.

The processor has an integrated HD Graphics 630 graphics module at a frequency of 1100 (or UHD 630 at a frequency of 1200 MHz, depending on the modification). The amount of available RAM is up to 64GB. Able to play videos in 4K resolution at 60Hz.

The calculated heat dissipation corresponds to 65W, the maximum operating temperature is 100 ° C.

Advantages

  • high clock frequency;
  • ECC memory support;
  • quite powerful integrated graphics module;
  • support for many innovations Intel;
  • low heat generation;
  • adequate price.

disadvantages

  • Compatible with 3xx series chipsets only.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

Rating: 4.8

AMD RYZEN 3 2200G

The second position in the selection of the ranking of the best processors for computers in the middle segment is a notable product from AMD. According to its characteristics, it is comparable with the previous solution from Intel, but at the same time it is significantly cheaper. Manufactured according to the 14nm process technology.

Like the i3 8100 described above, this CPU is built on four computing cores (here it is Raven Ridge) operating in four threads at a frequency of 3500 MHz. Overclocking up to 3700 MHz is allowed. Enthusiasts accelerate it to higher rates, but one must understand that such actions are fraught with failure.

The processor supports high-speed RAM – DDR4-2993, dual channel. Cache configuration: the first level is 96Kb (or 384Kb in other modifications), the second is 2048Kb, the third is 4096Kb. The following enhancement technologies are supported: AMD64 / EM64T, NX Bit, Hardware Virtualization, MMX, SSE / 2/3/4 and AVX / 2 Instruction Sets, SenseMI, Enmotus FuzeDrive, VR Ready, AMD Ryzen Master, Radeon FreeSync.

The processor has an eight-core Vega 8 graphics module with a frequency of 1100 MHz. Its power is sufficient for normal video playback in 4K resolution and for a number of limited video games.

The nominal heat dissipation corresponds to 65W, the maximum permissible operating temperature is 105 ° C.

Advantages

  • supports high-speed memory;
  • suitable for budget gaming;
  • lends itself to overclocking;
  • minimum heating;
  • one of the most powerful APUs in history (at the time of release);
  • the best combination of price and performance in this class.

disadvantages

  • occasionally there are problems with the drivers and B IOS – they are solved, but a specialist is needed.

AMD FX8320

Rating: 4.7

AMD FX8320

Rounding out the list of mid-power processors for personal computers is another brainchild of AMD. In terms of novelty, this CPU is suitable for almost all of the above. But it remains relevant as long as there is an impressive segment of consumers with computers purchased five or more years ago. In case of need for replacement, the FX8320 will delight you with decent performance and a ridiculous price.

The processor is manufactured according to the 32nm process technology. This model is based on eight Vishera cores at 3500MHz. An immediate clarification – there are eight cores, but the distribution of tasks is such that not all calculations take place with the use of all eight cores. Supports DDR3 1866MHz memory. Cache configuration: first level – 384Kb, second – 8MB, third – 8MB.

The calculated value of the heat output is 125W. The maximum operating temperature is 61.1 ° C.

Advantages

  • eight cores (with a reservation);
  • high clock frequency;
  • lends itself to overclocking;
  • one of the best and most balanced characteristics for its time and class;
  • the most affordable price in the group.

disadvantages

  • a noticeable number of complaints about high heating.

Best low-cost CPUs for your computer

Finally, the final nomination in the ranking of the best processors for a computer by version. This includes two processors of the most modest segment, which are suitable for buyers planning to assemble a computer for simple everyday tasks. The experts selected one model from the 'blue' and 'red', guided by considerations that the assembled computer was capable of at least something more than playing Klondike. On such a computer, you can comfortably work in office programs, surf the Internet, watch a movie, even play games with some restrictions.

Intel Celeron G3930

Rating: 4.6

INTEL CELERON G3930

The budget Celeron G3930 processor from Intel at the time of its release turned out to be so successful that even cryptocurrency miners chose it for its combination of performance and price. As a result, it even doubled the market price, but quickly returned to its previous positions when mining on processors became meaningless.

Individual processor components are manufactured using 22, 65 and 14nm process technology. The CPU is built on two Kaby Lake cores, working in two threads with a frequency of 2900 MHz. Supports DDR4 2133, DDR3L 1333/1600 memory up to 64GB, including dual-channel and error correction (ECC). Cache configuration: first level – 64Kb, second – 512Kb, third – 2048Kb. The number of supported PCI Express lanes is up to 16.

The following enhancement technologies have been implemented: AMD64 / EM64T, NX Bit, Hardware Virtualization, Extended Page Tables, Architecture Intel 64, SpeedStep, Idle Technology, Thermal Control, Privacy Protection. Also, this model implements an extended set of security and reliability enhancements.

The processor has an integrated graphics module HD Graphics 510 (or 610, depending on the modification) at a frequency of 1050MHz (maximum), base – 350MHz. The graphics card is powerful enough to play 4K video at 60Hz.

The nominal heat dissipation corresponds to 51 W. The maximum operating temperature is up to 100 ° C.

Advantages

  • high, as for such a configuration, performance;
  • security and privacy technologies;
  • ECC memory support;
  • affordable price;
  • extremely low heating.

disadvantages

  • not compatible with 3xx series chipsets.

AMD Athlon 200GE

Rating: 4.3

AMD ATHLON 200GE

And the last model in today's rating is a worthy budget employee from AMD for assembling a solid home or office computer for simple tasks. Compared to the previous model, this CPU looks even more advantageous due to some indicators, so that a computer based on it will be very nimble. In terms of price, these two solutions are almost identical to their state in the spring of 2019.

The processor was manufactured according to the 32, 14, 12nm process technology. It is based on two Raven Ridge cores operating in four threads at a frequency of 3200 MHz. Supports DDR4-2667 Dual Channel RAM. Cache configuration: the first level is 96Kb, the second is 1024Kb, the third is 4096Kb. Supported technologies: NX Bit, hardware virtualization, AMD64 / EM64T.

The integrated graphics core Vega 3 is built on three processing cores with a frequency of 1000 MHz.

The calculated nominal heat dissipation corresponds to 35W. The operating temperature limit is 95 ° C.

In terms of a combination of factors, this model is one of the best in this segment and is an undisputed bestseller.

Advantages

  • in terms of price-performance ratio – the 'king' of the budget segment;
  • two cores, but four threads;
  • good integrated graphics;
  • record low heating;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • no objective flaws were found.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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