Best Cpu for 1440p Gaming

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Last Updated on November 15, 2022 by admin

Best Cpu for 1440p Gaming – Considering all the available options available today, it is advisable to get the latest gen CPUs for 1440p Gaming  and graphics cards as they cost somewhere near to the previous ones while delivering significantly superior performance.

For 1440p gaming, these are the 4 CPU-GPU combos I suggest for enjoying a smooth gameplay. Let me know which combo are you going with?

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1.Intel Core i7-10700K

As expected, Intel reserved the best features for its halo Core i9-10900K, like support for its Thermal Velocity Boost that triggers higher boost speeds if the chip runs below a certain temperature. However, the Core i7-10700K still marks the debut of Turbo Max 3.0 to the Core i7 family.

This tech targets the 10700K’s two fastest cores, which peak at 5.1 GHz, with lightly threaded workloads to improve snappiness. That results in a surprisingly close competition for gaming supremacy between the Core i7-10700K and the Core i9-10900K.

The Intel Core i7-10700K also comes with a 3.8-GHz base clock that, paired with its 16 threads, improves its standing against price-comparable Ryzen processors in threaded desktop PC applications, while the snappy single-threaded performance gives it an outright win in lightly-threaded apps

2.Intel Core i5-11400F

That ‘F’ suffix in the Core i5 11400F denotes a lack of iGPU in the processor package, which is no bad thing for a budget gaming CPU, and normally means a cheaper chip. Times are strange, however, and the Core i5 11400 is exactly the same CPU but with those integrated GPU cores enabled. It should be more expensive, but is actually available for a lot less right now.

Performance should be practically the same between the two so you can almost pick which of those two versions of the 11400 silicon is cheapest and be happy with your choice. Because the Core i5 11400/F is a great budget gaming CPU.

3.Intel Core i5-10600K

However, Intel’s clever price trimming on its Core i5 series, which comes via the addition of Hyper-Threading at no extra cost, has always looked like a possible addition to our Best CPUs for gaming list.

After our testing, the $262 Core i5-10600K delivers and is just as impressive as you would expect from a six-core 12-thread Comet Lake processor clocked at a 4.1 GHz base and 4.8 GHz boost. Intel also offers the chip for $237 if you grab the graphics-less KF model.

In either case, the 10600K comes with more threads than the previous-gen Core i7 models, so the implication is clear:

4.Intel Core i7-11700

To start off, if you’d prefer a deeper dive into all the 11th Generation goodness we’ve got to spare (including info on motherboard compatibility and cost of adoption), head on over to our review of the Core i9-11900K flagship for all the details.

For now, here’s how the various CPUs in the “Rocket Lake” lineup shake out. (Note that for legibility’s sake we’ve left out the low-power 35-watt “T” versions of these chips, which will be of interest mostly to OEMs.)

5.AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

The Ryzen 5 5600X takes the mid-range by storm with six cores and twelve threads powered by the Zen 3 architecture fabbed on the 7nm process. That potent combination equates to a ~19% improvement in instruction per cycle (IPC) throughput, making the 5600X an easy choice for our list of Best CPUs.

Other fine-grained improvements, like a vastly optimized boosting algorithm, improved memory overclocking, and reworked cache topology erases the last traces of Intel’s performance advantages while delivering a new level of power efficiency. In fact, as we’ll detail below, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the most power-efficient desktop PC chip we’ve ever tested.


Best Cpu for 1440p Gaming – 1440p resolution being second-most popular in gaming is currently getting adapter by many PC gamers due to the CPU-GPU combos getting more affordable than ever before. By affordable I don’t mean that they are cheap but rather they are somewhat fair in prices than what high-end components used to be 5 years back.

As 2021 is here, we have a great start from AMD, Nvidia and Intel with the release of newer components. From Intel, we have the 11th gen processors while from AMD we have the Ryzen 5000 series processors from last year. Similarly, we have some outstanding graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia with Intel soon coming into the game.

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