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Along with Intel's comprehensive selection of 12th Gen Core series processors, there's an equally comprehensive selection of motherboards to go with them. For the entry-level, there's the very affordable and solid bang for buck Core i3-12100 ($130), with the mid-range being dominated by the Core i5 and i7 processors with up to twelve cores (8P/4E). At the top of the stack is the flagship Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KS processors with sixteen cores for the most demanding workflows, applications, and games. Every processor regardless of use case and price point needs an equally capable motherboard to get the most out of the performance. With a wide variety of LGA 1700 motherboards including the premium Z690, more affordable H660, and B660 chipsets, to the more affordable...

Best AMD Motherboards: May 2022

In what appears to be a final swan song for AMD's long-lived AM4 platform, AMD announced seven new Ryzen processors back in March, including the highly anticipated Ryzen 7...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/6/2022

Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2021

Continuing our run of holiday buyers' guides, today we're taking a look at peripherals. Considering that a PC’s peripherals can easily outlive the main system’s components and usually stay...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/17/2021

Best Laptops: Holiday 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, it is time again to look back at the laptop market. Despite bumps from the COVID pandemic, the laptop ecosystem continues to flourish...

24 by Brett Howse on 12/1/2021

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2021

Now that you've picked out your CPU, it's time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components...

4 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/29/2021

Best Internal Hard Drives: November 2021

Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue...

19 by Ganesh T S on 11/23/2021

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2021

The launch of Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors has shaken up the market in the eternal battle against AMD, with seemingly a good number of processors to go...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/22/2021

Best Android Phones: November 2021

We’re nearing the end of the year and the holiday season, and all relevant devices for 2021 have seen their releases, and we’re entering a period of quiet before...

26 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/19/2021

Best CPUs for Workstations: June 2021

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2021

Best SSDs: May 2021

A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using a mechanical hard drive as its primary...

21 by Billy Tallis on 5/14/2021

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2020

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a...

10 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2020

Best Motherboards: Q1 2019

We're once again back with our quarterly look at the PC motherboard market. For the first quarter of this year there has been a lot of buzz around impending...

28 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/14/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

19 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

Best Consumer Hard Drives: Holiday 2018

Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue...

0 by Ganesh T S on 11/15/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

4 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Delidding The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU: How To Guide and Results

Delidding is a process with the aim being to reduce CPU core temperatures on processors with a less-than-ideal thermal interface between the silicon and headspreader. The benefits of delidding...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

64 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs Q2 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

1 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017

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