Intel Core i5 10600K
|BASE CLOCK ||4.10 GHz|
|BOOST CLOCK ||4.80 GHz|
Intel was leading in the microprocessor market for years because there was no competitor in previous years. With the release of AMD Ryzen series processors, they’ve got much hype in the market because of their price and performance. They’ve almost covered the market, but with Comet lake processors' release, it seems that Intel made a comeback with cheap and powerful options. The Intel Core i5 10600K is a great gaming processor for both gamers and enthusiasts because it’s fully unlocked, and you don’t need some expensive components to tune this processor. This processor’s lower per thread pricing makes it one of the appealing choices in front of any mainstream user.
With the Coffee Lakes processors, you might’ve noticed that they were good in single-core performance, but modern games demand multi core power, and with these processors, you will see decent performance in multi core workload. There is a tremendous overclocking headroom for this processor, and you can do overclocking on it with some cheap cooler because of the low TDP. It’s a bit disappointing that this processor lacks a bundled cooler, and it would be much better if it comes with one. Also, if you own a processor from the previous generation and willing to upgrade there, you need to know that these 11th generation CPUs run on a different socket, and you have to change the motherboard. Also, the missing PCIe Gen4 slots are missing in Intel 400 series motherboards while AMD processors support them.
Ryzen 5 5600X
|BASE CLOCK ||3.7 GHz|
|BOOST CLOCK ||4.6 GHz|
Zen 2 architecture is getting old, and I would not recommend you to get some processor from it; instead, you can invest some more money and get some Zen3 CPU. The first AMD processor we have in our list is the Ryzen 5600X which is the best for buck processor which supports Smart Cache Memory Access, PCIe Gen4 slot and IPS increase in this architecture. All these features, when combines appeals us to consider this processor over Intel Alternatives and Zen2 CPUs at the same price. The gaming performance of this processor is somewhere better than Ryzen 7 3700X while the missing two cores in it stands it behind this processor in creative task applications.
The alternative from Intel is Core i5 10600K which is also a great option to consider, but we need to know that it lacks the bundled CPU cooler and doesn’t support PCIe Gen4 slots as of now. Also, with the addition of smart cache memory, the Zen3 got some significant advantage over the Comet Lake and Zen2 CPUs. When paired with RX 6800, you can get exceptional performance at 1440p resolution and can also enjoy gaming at 4K resolution. There is a bundled cooler with this processor which you can use as far as you don’t plan to overclock the processor while for better clocks you need to go with some aftermarket cooler.
Intel Core i7 10700K
|BASE CLOCK ||3.80 GHz|
|BOOST CLOCK ||5.10 GHz|
As the computer hardware is getting much powerful as they were before, but with the increasing power, they are also getting expensive, and not everyone can afford them. If you don’t want to compromise on resolutions or frame rates but also don’t want to spend much money on the latest Intel Core i9 processor, then there we’ve got a fantastic choice for you. This processor’s price is not that much compared to the previous generation, which seems overpriced, and Intel took that far away from the budget or mid-range user.
This processor’s single and multi-core performance is impressive; as you know, modern games demand more multi-core performance while also optimized for single-core performance. This processor’s cooling requirements are pretty low; however, it lacks a bundled cooler, and you must need to go with some aftermarket cooler. While comparing this processor in gaming, you may not found it much faster than the i5 from the same generation, but its overall performance is somewhere equals to the Intel Core i9 10900K. Again the PCI 4.0 slots are missing with these processes, but Intel confirmed that with the release of the next generation, these Intel 400 series motherboards would support Gen4; that’s only for a few mid-range and premium motherboards.
If you can’t afford Intel i9 10900K, then it is one of the best CPU for Rx 6800 because of its price to performance value.
Ryzen 7 5800X
|BASE CLOCK ||3.8 GHz|
|BOOST CLOCK ||4.7 GHz|
Ryzen 5 5600X was great for gaming but not much powerful in productivity tasks, especially when compared with the Ryzen 7 5800X. Based on the Zen3 architecture, this processor is way powerful than the previous generation Ryzen 7 3700X. At the same time, the boost clock of it is slightly lower than the most expensive and powerful processor Ryzen 9 5950. The base clock of this processor is 3.8 GHz while the boost clock is 4.7 GHz which is undoubtedly impressive but most important thing is this processor is fully unlocked for overclocking. You can push its clock without having any restriction.
The eight cores and the multi-threading enabled means you can use this processor for several years, and it will be futureproofed for upcoming games like Cyberpunk 2077 etc. Also, the high number of cores and threads makes you not to worry about background applications while gaming. Like the previous processor, this one also allows you to enjoy the bandwidth of PCIe Gen4 slots and Smart Cache Memory which will enable you to extract maximum power from your graphics card and the storage module.
If you are looking for some mainstream processor for your build and don’t want to spend much money on Ryzen 9 5900X or 5950, then this one is a great option to consider at least as of now. The performance gain of these processors over it is very minimal, and you might not found them much better in modern titles.
Ryzen 9 5900X
|BASE CLOCK ||3.7 GHz|
|BOOST CLOCK ||4.8 GHz|
More number of cores, more threads better clock speed, exceptional gaming and multi-tasking performance with a decent MSRP and there goes the Ryzen 9 5900X. If you are building an all-rounder gaming build, then this processor is a great option to consider especially in rendering and workstations because of the twelve cores and twenty-four threads. Usually, games require six cores, and in some exceptional cases and for a few games they use eight-core, but this processor’s twelve cores are enough for any game and application. AMD claims it to be the fastest gaming processor after than Ryzen 9 9590 for gaming and titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassins Creed Valhalla can be easily maxed out on it at 4K resolution if you pair it with some powerful graphics card.
AMD has completely redesigned the core architecture of this processor which brings about 20 significant changes in it over the previous architecture. The instructions per clock have also been increased, and it’s a large generational improvement in this processor. So long story short if you are building a futureproof gaming PC and have a budget to invest more on the processor then Ryzen 9 5900X is a great option that you can consider pairing with Radeon RX 6800. If you are looking for something more potent, then we’ve got another option in this list that you can consider.