We all are witnessing the global corona pandemic from 2020. It hampered our day-to-day life. But it couldn’t stop innovation in tech industry. In computer hardware, CPU improvement is a very important aspect. In current market there are 2 major players in computer CPU market. This year we got very impressive CPUs from both AMD and Intel with their amazing features and performance improvements. This year we got impressive CPUs in various categories. From entry level to top tier workstation CPU’s, they all got performance upgrades and also some amazing new features. Here we won’t be discussing server grade CPU’s, our concern will be towards mainstream consumer CPU’s. Currently we have from Team Red, AMD Ryzen 5000 series Processors and also from Team Blue, Intel’s latest and greatest 11th gen Rocket Lake CPU’s.
#1 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
This is a CPU monstrosity. With its 12 cores and 24 threads its peak performance is so good for productivity to gaming in every use case it performs flawlessly. Though it’s a very powerful CPU but in power consumption it consumes less power than the direct competitor from Intel and also provides much higher performance.
Its base on AMD “Zen 3” Core Architecture. This CPU uses 7nm FinFET manufacturing process. Which is very power efficient having Default TDP of 105 watts. It has a base frequency of 3.7Ghz and it can boost up to 4.8GHz. AMDs Ryzen series is always friendly to overclocking so do it. With good thermal solution this CPU can be overclocked and you can extract every bit of its performance. With its 6MB Level 2 and 64MB mammoth size of Level 3 Cache memory it performs like a charm. This CPU offers PCIe 4.0 with 24 PCIe lanes. It also supports USB 3.2 which offers 10 Gbps Superspeed transfer rate via USB. This CPU also supports backward compatibility and it fits with motherboards from last generation. At $549 it is the best you can buy right now.
#2 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Another Awesome performer from the team red with its 8 core and 16 thread its quite capable and can process any task with ease. It’s very good for gaming and productivity. Specially its very capable at gaming and productivity. It competes with intel’s core i9 11900k very competitively. Their performance is almost similar. It’s based in AMDs new “Zen 3” Core Architecture. This is also using 7nm FinFET manufacturing process like its elder sibling Ryzen R9 5900X and the Default TDP is also 105 watts.
It has a base frequency of 3.8Ghz and it can boost up to 4.7GHz. It has 32MB cache, twice as the intel counterpart. And it shines while performing. In stock configuration it beats the Intel’s Core i9 11900k in almost every test. In CinebenchR20 it scores higher than much expensive Intel counterpart. This CPU also offers PCIe 4.0 with 24 PCIe lanes. It also supports USB 3.2 which offers 10 Gbps Superspeed transfer rate via USB. This CPU also supports backward compatibility like other Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and it fits with motherboards from last generation. At $400 it is the best you can buy right now.
#3 Intel Core i9 11900k
Intel Released their top tier consumer CPU. Its 8 core 16 threads are very powerful and fast that can manage heavy workload like a piece of cake. It’s also very good for productivity and gaming and it performs very similar the Ryzen R9 5900X in single core performance but in multicore performance it falls behind for lack of extra core that Ryzen R9 5900X has. This CPU uses 14nm manufacturing process and its default TDP is 125 watts. It has a base frequency of 3.5Ghz and it can boost up to 5.3GHz. Intel’s top tier CPUs are known for their Overclocking capabilities. And with a little overclocking this CPU can really deliver amazing performance. Is has 16 MB Intel’s trademarked Intel® Smart Cache. This CPU also offers PCIe gen
4 and it has 20 PCIe gen 4 lanes. It also offers Thunderbolt 3 support and Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) which is useful for Artificial Intelligence. Intel is always known for not backward compatibility. That’s why if you want to upgrade from previous gen Intel CPU you need to change your motherboard also. This is an amazing CPU with really good performance but at this price point its little hard to recommend where in team red you can get much higher performance at same price.
#4 AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
If anyone want a powerful CPU in budget then Ryzen 5 5600x is an awesome performer from the team red with its 5 core and 12 thread its quite capable for any kind of task. It’s very good for gaming and not so far behind in productivity. Specially its very capable at gaming. It can easily beat the 6 core CPU from intel in almost every test bench. Its completely new processor based on AMDs new “Zen 3” Core Architecture. This is also using 7nm FinFET manufacturing process like its elder siblings and its very power efficient. The Default TDP is only 65 watts where its intel counterpart has default TDP of 125 watts. It has a base frequency of 3.7Ghz and it can boost up to 4.6GHz. It has 32MB cache, more than twice as the intel counterpart. And it shines while performing. This CPU also offers PCIe 4.0 with 24 PCIe lanes. It also supports USB 3.2 which offers 10 Gbps Superspeed transfer rate via USB. This CPU also supports backward compatibility like other Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and it fits with motherboards from last generation. At $400 it is the best you can buy right now.
#5 Apple Silicon M1
One of the most impressive CPU is Apple’s own designed SOC for their Computer Lineup the M1 chip. It based on ARM core architecture. This Chip packed all the modules in one chip. Its performance is really impressive. It can beat some very expensive Intel based Mac’s in terms of raw performance, efficiency and power consumption. M1 chips are so much power efficient that the new iMac’s Chip draws only 43 watts of power. It comes with two different configurations. The difference in only in GPU. Lower variant has 7 core GPU and Higher Variant has 8 core GPU. M1 chip has Max CPU Clock frequency of 3.2 GHz and total of 16MB cache memory. It is a 8 core CPU. In this M1 Chip CPU is Divided in two Clusters. There is a performance cluster equipped with 4 performance cores and power efficient cluster with 4 power efficient cores. Though it is a SOC, so its comes with all the necessary hardware needed. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. And also supports thunderbolt 4 support. Its Great on performance and also great for battery life. M1 MacBook’s are having the longest battery life among all other laptops right now.
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