Best cpu in 2022 [Based on 50 expert reviews]

Intel CPU BX8070110100F Core i3-10100F / 3.6GHz / 6MB LGA1200 4C / 8T

C $106.41  in stock
17 new from C $106.41
1 used from C $155.99
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Features

  • 10th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor
  • 4 Cores; 8 Threads
  • 4.30 GHz Max Turbo Frequency, 3.60 GHz Processor Base Frequency
  • 6 MB Intel Smart Cache

Intel Core i5-13600K Desktop Processor 14 cores (6 P-cores + 8 E-cores) 24M Cache, up to 5.1 GHz

C $454.00  in stock
13 new from C $454.00
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Features

  • 14 cores (6 P-cores + 8 E-cores) and 20 threads. Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 included
  • Performance hybrid architecture integrates two core microarchitectures, prioritizing and distributing workloads to optimize performance
  • Up to 5.1 GHz unlocked. 24M Cache
  • Compatible with Intel 600 series and 700 series chipset-based motherboards
  • Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support. Intel Optane Memory support. No thermal solution included

Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

C $552.10
C $496.87
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27 new from C $496.87
1 used from C $462.09
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Features

  • Intel® Core® i7 3.60 GHz processor offers more cache space and the hyper-threading architecture delivers high performance for demanding applications with better onboard graphics and faster turbo boost
  • The processor features Socket LGA-1700 socket for installation on the PCB
  • 25 MB of L3 cache to boost the instruction processing and system performance
  • Intel 7 Architecture enables improved performance per watt and micro architecture makes it power-efficient
  • To boost graphics and visual quality, the chipset has a built in Intel UHD Graphics controller

Intel Core i5-10400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.3 GHz  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 65W, Model Number: BX8070110400

C $212.18  in stock
13 new from C $201.60
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Features

  • 6 Cores / 12 Threads
  • Socket type LGA 1200
  • Up to 4. 3 GHz
  • Compatible with Intel 400 series chipset based motherboards
  • Intel Optane Memory support

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

C $197.00
C $169.98
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Features

  • A fast and easy way to expand and accelerate the storage in a desktop PC with an AMD Ryzen processor.
  • The fastest cores in the world for PC gamers.
  • For the best possible VR experiences, AMD offers select Ryzen VR-Ready Premium processors.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-thread unlocked desktop processor without cooler

C $349.99
C $318.98
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Features

  • AMD's fastest 8 core processor for mainstream desktop, with 16 procesing threads
  • Can deliver elite 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended
  • 4.7 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 36 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards. System Memory Specification : Up to 3200MHz

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor without cooler

C $498.98
C $468.98
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Features

  • The world's best gaming desktop processor, with 12 cores and 24 processing threads
  • Can deliver elite 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended
  • 4.8 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 70 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics

C $216.98
C $186.75
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21 new from C $186.39
1 used from C $313.32
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Features

  • Features best-in-class graphics performance in a desktop processor for smooth 1080p gaming, no graphics card required
  • 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 4.4 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 19 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform
  • OS Support: Windows 11 - 64-Bit Edition, Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit

AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Cooler not Included

C $409.99
C $329.98
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Features

  • Pure gaming performance with smooth 100+ FPS in the world's most popular games
  • 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, based on AMD "Zen 4" architecture
  • 5.3 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 38 MB cache, DDR5-5200 support
  • For the state-of-the-art Socket AM5 platform, can support PCIe 5.0 on select 600 Series motherboards
  • Cooler not included

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

C $177.99
C $129.99
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Features

  • Can deliver fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games, discrete graphics card required
  • 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 4.2 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 19 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform

AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Cooler not Included

C $539.00
C $449.98
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Features

  • This dominant gaming processor can deliver fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • 8 Cores and 16 processing threads, based on AMD "Zen 4" architecture
  • 5.4 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 80 MB cache, DDR5-5200 support
  • For the state-of-the-art Socket AM5 platform, can support PCIe 5.0 on select 600 Series motherboards
  • Cooler not included

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics

C $299.99
C $248.99
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Features

  • Play some of the most popular games at 1080p with the fastest processor graphics in the world, no graphics card required
  • 8 Cores and 16 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 4.6 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 20 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform
  • Play some of the most popular games at 1080p with the fastest processor graphics in the world, no graphics card required;

AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X 12-Core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Cooler not Included

C $749.99
C $609.98
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1 used from C $720.88
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Features

  • The world's best gaming desktop processor that can deliver ultra-fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • 12 Cores and 24 processing threads, based on AMD "Zen 4" architecture
  • 5.6 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 76 MB cache, DDR5-5200 support
  • For the state-of-the-art Socket AM5 platform, can support PCIe 5.0 on select 600 Series motherboards
  • Cooler not included

DeepCool Liquid Cooler LT720 360mm 4th Gen Dual-Chamber Pump 3100RPM Multidimensional Infinity Mirror ARGB Block 300w TDP AIO Cooler Anti-Leak Tech CPU Water Cooler for AMD AM4/AM5 LGA 1700/1200

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Features

  • Combining with the latest multidimensional infinity mirror design of magnetic pump block, DeepCool LT720 CPU liquid cooler creates a “geometric ice cube” to build a visually stunning ARGB LED lighting for gaming enthusiasts
  • High-performance DeepCool LT720 CPU liquid cooler improved the 4th generation pump’s microchannel design to optimize coolant flow, the three-phase brushless motor up to 3100RPM combines thick pure copper plate maximizes overall cooling efficiency
  • New structure dual-chamber pump brings the cool liquid into the cold plate chamber to cool the CPU first before circulating it through the motor chamber to cool the motor, which makes the motor more efficient dumping less heat into the loop
  • LT720 CPU liquid cooler combines the 4th generation pump with high-density radiator and DeepCool FK120 fans to provide mighty 300w TDP efficient heat dissipation. Water tubes measure 410mm length with two tube clips for neat management in PC case
  • LT Series liquid coolers equipped with DeepCool’s Anti-Leak patent technology, the pressure-relief device in the top of radiator vents inner air pressure caused by high temperature to block potential leaking accident after long-term use

GIGABYTE B660M DS3H DDR4 (B660/ Intel/LGA 1700/ Micro-ATX/ DDR4/ Dual M.2/ PCIe 4.0/ USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C/ 2.5GbE LAN/Motherboard)

C $159.99  in stock
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8 used from C $104.63
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Features

  • Intel LGA 1700 Socket: Supports 12th Gen Intel Core Series Processors.Operating System: Support for Windows 11 64-bit. Support for Windows 10 64-bit
  • DDR4 Compatible: Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Sturdy Power Design: 6 plus2 plus1 Phases Hybrid Power Design, Premium Choke and Capacitors, 8-pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connector
  • Comprehensive Thermal Design: M.2 Thermal Guard
  • Next Gen Connectivity: PCIe 4.0, Dual NVME PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0,

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