In our series of Best 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 writing (29-Aug). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP.
Best CPUs, August 2017
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.
CPU Recommendations: August 2017
Ryzen 7 1800X
Ryzen 7 1700
Peak Gaming / VR
Ryzen 5 1600
Smart Gaming / VR
Ryzen 3 1300X
Sub $700 Gaming
Athlon X4 960
Athlon X4 860K
Sub $500 Gaming
A12-9800 + AM4
A10-7890K + FM2+
A10-7860K + FM2+
Integrated / eSports
Raven Ridge APUs
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