Best Cpu for 1080p Gaming

Best Cpu for 1080p Gaming – The combo of a CPU and graphics card is the only combo that ensures you get the maximum fps in any game regardless of whether the game is CPU or GPU dependent. That said, achieving the best performance at 1080p resolution is the most sought goal of the majority of gamers.

As 1080p resolution is the most popular gaming resolution, CPU and GPU manufacturers especially pay attention to this one and thus we have dozens of option to choose from.

But not each and every option is worth the money. Upon researching, you will find that currently there are a couple of CPU-GPU combos that you should get to get the best out of the least amount of money. So, what are the currently best available CPU-GPU combos?

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1.Intel CPU BX8070110100F

Pros & Cons

The four-core/eight-thread Intel Core i3-10100 lands in the 10th Gen stack as Intel’s entry-level Core CPU, the next step up from a Celeron or a Pentium. And at least on paper, it looks like an upgrade in every way from the Intel Core i3-9100 for the same price.

On the street the processor is both widely available at the time of publish (not something we can say for the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X), and also going for cheaper than Intel’s original recommended selling price ( depending where you shop).

2.Intel Core i5-10600K

Pros & Cons

Intel hopes the 10600K’s gaming supremacy, not to mention overclocking prowess, persuades enthusiasts to drop the cash on a new LGA1200 platform to support the chip.

And Intel’s Core i5 series could definitely use some help — the third-gen Ryzen processors, for all of their headline-stealing high core counts in the higher-end models, did the most damage in Intel’s mid-range due to their superior value and ultra-competitive gaming performance.

The Core i5 and Ryzen 5 segments comprise the bulk of sales to the ever-growing cadre of gamers and enthusiasts looking for the best bang for the buck, so success here is key.

3.Intel Celeron G4930

Pros & Cons

Architecturally, the Celeron G4920 falls into Intel’s 8th Generation “Coffee Lake” product line. This light-hitting processor has two CPU cores that operate at 3.2GHz with support for neither Turbo Boost nor Hyper-Threading technology. Its built-in L3 cache is also relatively small by today’s standards, at 2MB.

4.Intel Core i5-10400F

Pros & Cons

The Core i5-10400F in this review is a juicy lure for gamers as it offers 6 cores, 12 threads, and 12 MB of shared L3 cache—identical to the Core i7-8700, but with lower clock speeds at less than half its price. With the advent of the 8th generation Core “Coffee Lake” triggered by AMD “Zen,” game developers were finally motivated to optimize their game engines to take advantage of more than four cores.

AAA titles such as “Battlefield 5”, among others, are built to take advantage of six cores. The Core i5-10400F cannot simply waltz into this segment as the $180-ish AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is found to be trading blows with the much pricier i5-10600K.

5.Intel Core i3-10100

Pros & Cons

The Core i3-10100 is sometimes slower than its predecessor, the Core i3-9100, and the 3300X has proven itself to be a four-core CPU that punches above its weight in popular games, making it a hot pick for cost-conscious PC builders and buyers.

Unless you need onboard graphics or must be on Intel’s LGA 1200 socket, the Ryzen 3 3300X is categorically a better choice (and if you do need onboard graphics, the  AMD Ryzen 3 3200G might finish the fight). Otherwise, in those limited scenarios, the Core i3-10100 fulfills its role within Intel’s stack dutifully enough. The Ryzen 3 3300X and 3200G just do it better, for the money, in AMD’s


Best Cpu for 1080p Gaming – We are fortunate that since the launch of Ryzen and it’s refresh in 2019, almost every gaming requirement can be met with AMD CPUs costing from $100-$160. Providing 6 cores, 12 threads and a high 4.2Ghz clock speed the Ryzen 3600 is a very solid option for anyone looking to spec a gaming PC right now. But it’s not the only option and it doesn’t necessarily fit all needs. If you’re looking for very high refresh rates you may want to consider the enhanced single core speed of the Intel ‘K series’ CPUs along with a good motherboard and an overclock. An announcement is due at the end of April confirming the next round of Intel processors, dubbed ‘comet lake’ which are expected to include multithreading throughout the range and enhanced core counts and clock speeds. However they are still tied to intels 14nm process and a ‘coffee-lake’ era architecture so it seems unlikely that huge strides in performance will be realised. It’s a confident assertion that AMD will remain highly competitive throughout 2020.