This Table Will Help You Choose the Best Intel Processor to Buy

Buying an Intel processor is no joke. It can be confusing enough to buy the right one for your needs, whether you are playing, working, editing videos, you need something to overclock, and so on. Fortunately, this video and spreadsheet – from Linus of LinusTechTips – is well versed in the details.

The spreadsheet (link below) is a collection of all currently available Intel processors, with filters that make it easy to sort through the ones you’re not interested in. On the other hand, the video above is a link to how to sort the spreadsheet and Linus’s own processor guidelines that you should consider depending on what you’re trying to do with your new system.

He recommends that if you are building a general-purpose workstation plus a gaming station , opt for the Intel Core i5 6600K as it is as powerful as you need it and offers the best price-performance ratio. If you need those extra cores and are a content creator, you might consider upgrading to an Intel Core i7 6700K . It also offers several options for people who are budgeting or building workstations without gaming or content creation – stick to the first three minutes of video for TL; DR.

If you have time, spend the rest of the video for more tips on how to make sure you don’t buy fake processors, spend too much shopping from the wrong supplier, and what all these other Intel processors are really for. … … Follow the link below to see a real spreadsheet so you can check it out for yourself.

The complete “Which processor should I buy?” Table | Mega viaLinusTechTips (YouTube)


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