3 best: Inter Processors in 2018 [TL;DR]
- Editor’s Pick: Intel Core i7-8700K – with the first ever CPU to introduce six cores of processing power, the i7-8700K was dubbed the “Ryzen killer” when it first arrived.
- Intel Core i9-7900X – STRONG. This is the cheapest among all of the ultrahigh-end CPUs in the market, but it packs processing strength that will give its competitors a hard time.
- Intel Pentium Gold G5600 – Sporting the trusted Pentium brand, this processor is cheap yet sports the power equal to an 8th generation Core CPU.
Intel has been in the processor business even before most people that heavily uses the internet today have been born. It is not an understatement to say that they are a pioneer at delivering the best processors in the market.
AMD showed up and proved to be a worthy adversary, it was not until 2017 when AMD released its Ryzen line of processors that shook the world of CPUs.
But Intel still isn’t backing out of the competition.
Okay, enough intro. We have covered earlier about the three best AMD processors in 2018, and now, it’s time to give a shout out on the other side of the fence.
Here are the three best Intel processors in 2018.
The Belt Holder:
Intel Core i7-8700K
Price: Around Php 20,000 – 22,000
The company has been dishing out i7 processors as early as 2008 or 2009 I believe. And the i7-8700K is probably the cream of the crop compared to all its predecessors.
The Intel i7-8700K is a high-end processor that doesn’t require signing a contract with the devil to get.
Speed wise, this processor has a base clock of 3.7GHz and an overlocked capacity up to 4.7GHz. When it was released, this has been proven to be one – if not the – fastest CPU in the market.
When the i7-8700K was first released, they marketed it as “the best processor for gaming.” And they delivered with awesome specs:
- Supports 64GB of DDR4 memory
- Intel Optane memory
- vPro technology
I won’t get into details about those as you can look it up yourself, but these are some of the most powerful pieces of technology crammed inside one awesome chip!
The Processing Leviathan:
Intel Core i9-7900X
Price: Not lower that Php 50,000
Okay, now we are talking. Despite being the cheapest ultrahigh-end processor – by cheapest, we mean nothing less than Php 50,000 – the 7900X is a massively strong contender.
The Intel i9-7900X is part of the Skylake-X series for Core i9 CPUs. It has a whopping 10 cores, and 20 threads – all with the ability to be hyper-threaded.
It has a processing power of up to 4.5GHz using its Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology, which offers a serious boost in both single and multithreaded capabilities.
With its ability to be compatible on a lot of motherboards in the market and its high specs, then buying this won’t go in vain since this CPU will surely take get passed on to your future PC upgrades.
The 90s brand in its newest form:
Intel Pentium Gold G5600
Price: Around Php 4,500 to Php 5,000
Whenever we (the people who operated on PCs long before they were used for Facebook and YouTube) hear the word “Pentium,” we remember the glory days of Intel when it dominated the CPU market.
And now, the brand is back, still packing the stability that many people trusted.
It boasts a stable 3.9GHz CPU and has two cores, somewhat being the distant upgrade of the Pentium D.
This processor also only consumes 54 watts of power, perfect for people who are truly on a budget.
With a processing power that falls just slightly behind a Core i3-8100, the Pentium Gold G5600 is a worthy successor to the Pentium name.
And all of this in just under Php 5,000 as well!
Now that we’ve covered both AMD and Intel processors, what do you guys think? Are you up for the granddaddy of procies, or the edgy cool kid?
Let us know down in the comments!
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