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Processor

About Processor Picking up the right processor or CPU is extremely crucial when it comes to building a new PC or upgrading an existing system. Clock speed and core counts of the CPU is directly related to the overall PC performance. Higher clock speed and greater core counts can guarantee a snappier system, smoother gameplay, and faster completion of intensive tasks such as video editing and transcoding. AMD vs INTEL Where Intel has focused on higher clock speeds and efficiency, AMD has traditionally been all about high core counts and boosting multi-threaded performance. Intel typically offers better single core performance and efficacy, which significantly improves overall PC performance. The better performance, however, comes with a greater price, as an Intel CPU costs more compared to an AMD CPU. With a cheaper price, AMD, on the other hand, typically provides better multi-threaded performance with higher core and thread counts. If you made up your mind about the CPU brand, it’s time to focus on the different variants of Intel and AMD. Intel Variants To avoid any major dip in performance, you need to look at an 8th or 9th Generation CPU model. While the 9th generation processors currently offer best performance, you can opt for 8th generation instead, if you are looking for an affordable alternative. As expected, the performance increases with the gradual upgradation from core i3 to core i9. But it is essential to go through the features offered by the different variants. Intel 8th Generation Core i3 CPUs, with four cores, deliver excellent performance for their cost. Core i3 CPUs, however, lack support for Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost, two core technologies found in higher-end CPUs. Hyper-Threading creates virtual cores to operate in a way that a processor with more cores would operate and Turbo Boost dramatically increases the clock speed when more power is needed. Core i5 CPUs come with six cores and Turbo Boost technology, although it does not have Hyper Threading. Core i7 offers both Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading. It may have six cores like Core i5 but it can operate as if it has 12 cores. Intel Core i9, with eight physical cores, is the most powerful alternatives among the Intel core ranges. It would be the best choice for anyone who is ready to spend some extra money for better performance. AMD Variants AMD is taking on Intel with several products, including the popular Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 9, and Threadripper. Ryzen 3, with four physical cores, is specifically designed for budget-friendly PC builds and consumers who are not going to use their PCs for heavy applications. Ryzen 5 comes with a mix of quadcore and octacore processors and packs more than enough power for video editing and other intensive workloads. These processors lie within the mid-tier range for gamers and those who need a capable CPU, in general. Ryzen 7 processors allow advanced computing at a somewhat affordable price point. With eight cores and 16 threads, Ryzen 7 variants are capable of handling any task thrown at the CPU. Ryzen 9 family packs 12 cores and 24 threads and place itself in the middle between Ryzen 7 and Threadripper. Threadripper processors may not be an option for all but it is the most powerful AMD alternative. Packed with up to 12 cores and 24 threads it allows users to push the system beyond its limits (Processor).

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