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Our Top Choice
Intel Core Desktop Processor
Intel leads the pack when it comes to computing innovations in motherboards and processors.
This CPU is super-fast and can overclock without hesitation. The mere fact that it doesn’t overheat easily makes it a winner.
Sometimes, overclocking without additional cooling systems increases the temperature.
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Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
AMD FX-8370 Desktop Processor
With over 4 decades in high performance computing and graphics technology, AMD has been an integral part of global game development and computing industries.
This processor is quite fast and offers good value for money. It is backwards-compatible with many older motherboards so upgrading is not a problem.
Installation can be tricky.
Intel i7-6850K Processor
Delivering serious computing power and an amazing gaming experience, Intel manufactures some of the best processors available.
It is a very fast and power efficient processor that supports DDR4 and has a low TDP (power usage).
This CPU is quite pricey due to its extensive features.
Intel Turbo Boost Max Tech 3.0
AMD FX-9370 Processor
AMD’s passion for cutting edge innovations results in processors that can make your gaming dream a reality.
It’s a fast and powerful processor, allows you to reconfigure performance to your taste, adjusts power consumption based on usage and is really affordable.
It doesn’t come with a cooling system, so you may need to buy one.
Power Wattage: 220W
VIA inc. Nano E-Series
Via inc is an integrated circuit manufacturer, mainly of CPUs and motherboard chipsets.
It’s energy efficient, compatible with other VIA processors, has a heat sink for optimum temperature, has low power consumption and advanced encryption.
Its lack of cores, clock speed and graphics power makes it a poor choice for intensive uses like gaming and video editing.
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Idle power as low as 100mW