Best cpu in 2022 [Based on 50 expert reviews]

Intel CPU BX8070110100F Core i3-10100F / 3.6GHz / 6MB LGA1200 4C / 8T

C $107.87  in stock
16 new from C $107.84
1 used from C $155.99
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Features

  • 10th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor
  • 4 Cores; 8 Threads
  • 4.30 GHz Max Turbo Frequency, 3.60 GHz Processor Base Frequency
  • 6 MB Intel Smart Cache

DeepCool Liquid Cooler LT720 360mm 4th Gen Dual-Chamber Pump 3100RPM Multidimensional Infinity Mirror ARGB Block 300w TDP AIO Cooler Anti-Leak Tech CPU Water Cooler for AMD AM4/AM5 LGA 1700/1200

C $179.99  in stock
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Features

  • Combining with the latest multidimensional infinity mirror design of magnetic pump block, DeepCool LT720 CPU liquid cooler creates a “geometric ice cube” to build a visually stunning ARGB LED lighting for gaming enthusiasts
  • High-performance DeepCool LT720 CPU liquid cooler improved the 4th generation pump’s microchannel design to optimize coolant flow, the three-phase brushless motor up to 3100RPM combines thick pure copper plate maximizes overall cooling efficiency
  • New structure dual-chamber pump brings the cool liquid into the cold plate chamber to cool the CPU first before circulating it through the motor chamber to cool the motor, which makes the motor more efficient dumping less heat into the loop
  • LT720 CPU liquid cooler combines the 4th generation pump with high-density radiator and DeepCool FK120 fans to provide mighty 300w TDP efficient heat dissipation. Water tubes measure 410mm length with two tube clips for neat management in PC case
  • LT Series liquid coolers equipped with DeepCool’s Anti-Leak patent technology, the pressure-relief device in the top of radiator vents inner air pressure caused by high temperature to block potential leaking accident after long-term use

Intel Core i5-13600K Desktop Processor 14 cores (6 P-cores + 8 E-cores) 24M Cache, up to 5.1 GHz

C $457.99  in stock
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Features

  • 14 cores (6 P-cores + 8 E-cores) and 20 threads. Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 included
  • Performance hybrid architecture integrates two core microarchitectures, prioritizing and distributing workloads to optimize performance
  • Up to 5.1 GHz unlocked. 24M Cache
  • Compatible with Intel 600 series and 700 series chipset-based motherboards
  • Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support. Intel Optane Memory support. No thermal solution included

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

C $193.99  in stock
22 new from C $193.99
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Features

  • A fast and easy way to expand and accelerate the storage in a desktop PC with an AMD Ryzen processor.
  • The fastest cores in the world for PC gamers.
  • For the best possible VR experiences, AMD offers select Ryzen VR-Ready Premium processors.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-thread unlocked desktop processor without cooler

C $349.99
C $318.98
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Features

  • AMD's fastest 8 core processor for mainstream desktop, with 16 procesing threads
  • Can deliver elite 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended
  • 4.7 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 36 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards. System Memory Specification : Up to 3200MHz

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor without cooler

C $499.99
C $468.98
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24 new from C $468.98
1 used from C $740.79
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Features

  • The world's best gaming desktop processor, with 12 cores and 24 processing threads
  • Can deliver elite 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended
  • 4.8 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 70 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X3D 8-core, 16-Thread Desktop Processor with AMD 3D V-Cache™ Technology

C $569.99
C $554.57
 in stock
13 new from C $554.57
1 used from C $479.89
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Features

  • The world's fastest gaming desktop processor and first gaming processor with 3D stacking technology
  • 8 Cores and 16 processing threads with AMD 3D V-Cache technology
  • 4.5 GHz Max Boost, 100 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards
  • Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended. Supported Extensions AES, AMD-V, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, MMX(+), SHA, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, SSSE3, x86-64

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics

C $217.98
C $185.75
 in stock
21 new from C $185.75
1 used from C $313.32
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Features

  • Features best-in-class graphics performance in a desktop processor for smooth 1080p gaming, no graphics card required
  • 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 4.4 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 19 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform
  • OS Support: Windows 11 - 64-Bit Edition, Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64-Bit, Ubuntu x86 64-Bit

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

C $192.99
C $175.58
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15 new from C $175.58
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Features

  • Can deliver fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games, discrete graphics card required
  • 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 4.2 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 19 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform

AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Cooler not Included

C $409.99
C $329.98
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Features

  • Pure gaming performance with smooth 100+ FPS in the world's most popular games
  • 6 Cores and 12 processing threads, based on AMD "Zen 4" architecture
  • 5.3 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 38 MB cache, DDR5-5200 support
  • For the state-of-the-art Socket AM5 platform, can support PCIe 5.0 on select 600 Series motherboards
  • Cooler not included

AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Cooler not Included

C $539.99
C $449.98
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Features

  • This dominant gaming processor can deliver fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • 8 Cores and 16 processing threads, based on AMD "Zen 4" architecture
  • 5.4 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 80 MB cache, DDR5-5200 support
  • For the state-of-the-art Socket AM5 platform, can support PCIe 5.0 on select 600 Series motherboards
  • Cooler not included

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics

C $309.99
C $248.99
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25 new from C $248.99
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Features

  • Play some of the most popular games at 1080p with the fastest processor graphics in the world, no graphics card required
  • 8 Cores and 16 processing threads, bundled with the AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 4.6 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 20 MB cache, DDR4-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform
  • Play some of the most popular games at 1080p with the fastest processor graphics in the world, no graphics card required;

AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X 12-Core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor, Cooler not Included

C $741.99
C $619.99
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22 new from C $619.99
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Features

  • The world's best gaming desktop processor that can deliver ultra-fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • 12 Cores and 24 processing threads, based on AMD "Zen 4" architecture
  • 5.6 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 76 MB cache, DDR5-5200 support
  • For the state-of-the-art Socket AM5 platform, can support PCIe 5.0 on select 600 Series motherboards
  • Cooler not included

Vetroo V5 CPU Air Cooler w/ 5 Heat Pipes 120mm PWM Processor 150W TDP Cooler for Intel LGA 1700/1200/115X AMD Ryzen AM4 Universal Socket w/Addressable RGB Lights Sync

C $49.99  in stock
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Features

  • Simple Overall Design: With high quality and black frame and transparent acrylic fan blade which can effectively reflect lights and making the lightning brighter and softer. The appearance is a perfect match for gaming computer case and radiator.
  • Five Heatpipes: Five heat pipes with exclusive Direct Contact Technology provide fast heat transfer and maintain the excellent operation of CPU.
  • Direct Contact Technology: Direct touching copper base is adopted to fit CPU, as well as improving optimal contact area and thermal conductivity.
  • Efficient Cooling: A 120mm fan at 1,700 RPM is ready anytime for the best thermal solution.
  • Support Sockets: Intel LGA 1700/1200/1156/1155/1151/1150; AMD:AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2+/FM2

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, Silencio FP120 Fan, Anodized Gun-Metal Black, Brushed Nickel Fins, 4 Copper Direct Contact Heat Pipes for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1700/1200/1151

C $60.20  in stock
15 new from C $49.76
3 used from C $46.80
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Features

  • Sleek Finishing: Anodized gun-metal black with brushed aluminum surface finish to the top cover for a more refined look
  • Nickle Black: The nickel plated jet black also enhances radiation cooling performance
  • Direct Contact Technology: 4 Heat Pipe with exclusive direct contact Technology effectively provides excellent heat dissipation; Air flow: 42 CFM; Noise level: 26.0 dBA
  • Precise Air Flow: Stacked fin array ensures least airflow resistance which allows cooler air flow into the heatsink
  • Snap and play: Intuitive fan bracket design makes upgrading and removing the fan a breeze CPU socket support: Intel: LGA1700 LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1366, LGA2066, LGA2011 v3, LGA2011,  AMD: AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2

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