Intel Processors of 2018

The Best Intel Processors of 2018

  • Intel Core i7-8700K

This is close to being the very best chip on the market right now. It outstrips the top processors of all its competitors in every functional aspect. One downside is that it does require the user to also purchase a new motherboard.

  • Intel Core i7-7820X

This model is part of Intel’s popular Skylake-X series. Once again you will need a new motherboard to use it. This issue has caused some customers to move on to similar models by Intel’s rival, Ryzen. However for those who are brand loyal this is one of the most cost effective chips on the market this year.

  • Intel Core i9-7980XE

This processor has exceptional power and a very reliable performance. It kicks up the cores to 4.8GHz which is impressively powerful. This is the ideal processor for those who want a system that is based on brute force. It does not have any functional issues. The only potential turn off for customers is the price which will be too high for some.

  • Intel Pentium G4560

This is by far the best CPU for anyone who is on a budget. In comparison to the high price of the Intel Core i9-7980XE this model has a very reasonable cost. There is a slight loss of power than the other chips on this list. However the chip is still hardy and runs very well. It is overall the most cost effective option this list.

Best Gaming CPU

  • Intel Core i5-7600K

When deciding which processor is needed to run video games it is important to remember that the chip will will have to take a fair amount of strain without causing crashes or glitching. The Intel Core i5-7600K gives you enough power to play smoothly and is inexpensive enough to justify the purchase.