How to choose a gaming processor for the PC

How to choose a gaming processor for the PC

Choosing a good gaming processor may not be an easy task, right? After all, when buying parts for your computer, choosing the chip is one of the most important parts, because this part directly impacts the performance of the system. So, having a good processor is essential for those who want great gaming performance.

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Are you in doubt about which chip to put in your computer? In this article, I will give you some important tips to consider. See in the next lines!

1. Compare different processors

AMD Ryzen or Intel Core? Guys, searching for models, you will probably find several different versions. This happens because brands create processors with different amounts of cores, this difference is in the numbering that is right next to the name of the chip, for example: i3, i5, i7 and i9.

Thus, the higher the number, the greater the number of cores in your processor. This means he can do more tasks at once with ease. But not always a higher numbered processor will be the best option for your computer.

12th generation Intel Core i9 processor (Image: Handout/Intel)

After all, having more cores isn’t a boon for every activity you want to do on your computer. Can you believe that an i5 processor can be better than an i7? Look that!

2. Keep an eye on the processor generation

Every year new generations of processor chips are released with improvements. So here’s another tip: the more recent your processor’s generation, the better it will perform. So it’s not worth investing in a 9th gen i7, when a 12th gen i5 is cheaper and also delivers great performance.

Accessing the UserBenchmark website, you can find a ranking of the best processors in terms of performance, memory usage, stability and cost-effectiveness. On this site, several CPU experts contribute processor Reviews and data. Oh! And there you can also compare other pieces. It is worth checking!

The UserBenchmark website is great for making comparisons between processors (Screenshot: FreeGameGuide/Felipe Freitas)

With that in mind, the AMD Ryzen 5 and Intel Core i5 processors (from the latest generations) are great choices for anyone building a gaming computer. These are mid-range models that deliver excellent performance in most games today, for a more “affordable” price.

3. Processors with integrated video

Another important information is that some processors come with an integrated graphics card. This means that in addition to the cores they also run better graphics in games, without needing a dedicated graphics card.

You can check this information in the name of the processors, in the case of Intel processors that end with “F” do not have integrated video, whereas in AMD processors that end with “G” have integrated video. This is another differential to consider before buying a processor, ok?

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor (Image: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)

Bonus Tip

It is also important to check the recommendations of the games and programs you want to run on your computer. After all, there are more basic processors like Intel Core i3 and AMD Ryzen 3 that use fewer cores and are more recommended for light programs and games.

God of War running in the PC version (Screenshot: FreeGameGuide/Felipe Goldenboy)

At the same time, there are also advanced processors like Intel Core i7 and AMD Ryzen 7 that are recommended for heavier programs and games. So, the tip is to keep an eye on the prerequisites of the games you want to play, okay?

With these tips it is a little easier to choose a good processor to use in your computer. Did you like this article? Share these tips with your friends!