There are some fantastic deals on AMD and Intel CPUs this year.
Arguably the most important component in any computer (along with the graphics card if you're a gamer), your CPU has the most impact on performance. If you're planning a new PC Build, perhaps one of the best PC builds, anytime soon, this holiday deals season should yield some good processor discounts, all of which we will be tracking below.
Below, we're rounding up the best CPU deals today, from sales on low-end chips to high-end, multi-core productivity beasts like those you'll find on our best CPUs page or high atop or CPU benchmarks hierarchy.
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Intel Core i9-11900K: was $609, now $519 at Newegg
This top-of-the-line consumer CPU from Intel packs 8 cores, 16 threads and a max clock speed of a blistering 5.3 GHz. Alongside this, you've got PCIe Gen 4 support, a 125W TDP and Intel's Turbo Boost Max technology.
Ryzen 9 5900X: was $549, now $534 at Newegg with code BEUBNAA44
The Ryzen 9 5900X is a multi-core monster with 12 Zen 3 cores, running at a 3.7 GHz base clock and 4.8-GHz boost clock. The chip until recently topped our CPU benchmark hierarchy, and still outperforms almost all others at 1080p gaming.
Intel Core i7-12700KF: was $418, now $404 at Newegg
The Core i7-12700KF wields Intel's latest hybrid microarchitecture with a combination of 8 Performance-cores and 4 Efficiency-cores. The Alder Lake chip flaunts boost clocks of up to 5 GHz and nearly matches the gaming prowess of the 12900K.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: was $439, now $355 at Newegg with code SSBNAZ23
This 3.8GHz 8-core, 16-thread CPU offers impressive performance for any high-FPS gaming rigs, along with PCIe gen 4 support, a boost clock up to 4.7GHz and support for overclocking.
Ryzen 9 5950X: was $799, now $649 at eBay
The Ryzen 9 5950X is a flagship multi-core beast with 16 Zen 3 cores, running at a 3.4 GHz base clock and 4.9 GHz boost clock. This chip is handles gaming and productivity tasks with ease with comparably low power draw versus the competition from Intel.
Intel Core i9-12900K: was $649, now $616 at Newegg
Alder Lake's Core i9 iteration is on sale! This CPU has 8 performance cores (P-cores) and 8 efficiency cores (E-cores). It also boasts DDR5 compatibility, has a 30MB cache and has a boost clock up to 5.2 GHz.
You can find even more savings at our best PC gaming deals page. We're also tracking the best monitor deals, best CPU deals, best SSD deals, best gaming laptop deals, best keyboard deals, best gaming mouse deals and the best PC hardware deals overall.
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