Top 5 Desktop Processors For Every Budget (December 2020)
Here are our picks of the top 5 desktop processors for every budget as of December 2020:
Less than $55: Intel Celeron G5900
This is a good processor for people who are looking to build a PC to do simple day-to-day tasks like Internet surfing, typing documents in Microsoft Word, and listening to music.
Less than $110: Intel Core i3-10100F
This is a good processor for those who are looking to build an entry-level gaming PC to run modern 1080p games at low to medium settings.
Less than $170: Intel Core i5-10400
This is a good processor for those who are looking for a gaming PC to run modern games at 1080p medium settings. It is recommended to pair this processor with a graphics card like the RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Super.
Less than $400: Intel Core i9-9900K
This processor is good for people who are looking to build a high-end gaming PC to run modern games at 1440p or 4K high settings. It is recommended to pair it with an RX 6800 or RTX 3080 in order to achieve the level of performance mentioned before.
Less than $800: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
For those who are looking for a PC build to run multiple heavy applications (for instance, Adobe Premiere Pro) at the same time, the Ryzen 9 3950X from AMD is a good choice.