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 time of writing (June 19th). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP.
Best CPUs for Gaming Q2 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 from our reviews. Our Best CPUs for Gaming guide targets most of the common system-build price points that typically pair a beefy graphics card with a capable processor, with the best models being suitable for streaming and encoding on the fly.
AnandTech Gaming CPU Recommendations: Q3 2018
(Prices are Jun-19 or MSRP)
Best Overall Choice
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We're back again this week with a new storage price guide, bringing you the best available storage deals online!
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Check out this week’s storage price guide, bringing you the best available deals online!
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Be sure to check out this weekend's CPU price guide as we analyze the latest development in CPU pricing.
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