Arguably the essential component in any computer (along with the graphics card if you're a gamer), your CPU has the most impact on performance. So if you're planning a new PC Build, perhaps one of the best PC builds, you will need a new processor anytime soon.
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 on our best CPUs page or high atop our CPU benchmarks hierarchy.
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Best CPU Deals
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: now $128 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $259)
The Ryzen 5 5600G is a six-core 12-thread APU with a 16MB L3 cache and a base clock of 3.9GHz able to boost to 4.4GHz. This chip contains integrated Radeon graphics with a TDP of 65W. The Wraith Stealth cooler is also included in this retail box.
Intel Core i7-13700KF CPU: now $368 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $421)
This is one of the lowest prices we've seen on the Core i7-13700F. This is a 16-core processor (8 performance cores, 8 efficiency cores) with a max turbo operating frequency of 5.4 GHz. The "F" designation in its name lets us know that this processor comes sans integrated graphics.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500: now $97 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $159)
The Ryzen 5 5500 is a 6-Core, 12-Thread CPU that is capable of 4.2GHz at max boost and is also unlocked for overclocking. This desktop processor comes boxed with a stock "Wraith Stealth" cooler.
Intel Core i7-12700KF: now $234 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $377)
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 is compatible with DDR5.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: now $423 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $539)
This 12-core, 24-thread CPU boasts a 5.6-GHz boost clock and 76MB of cache. The price is $100 off the recent launch price.
Intel Core i5-12600K CPU: now $193 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $277)
This processor is at one of its best prices yet, having just been launched in 2021. It has 10 cores, 6 of which are dedicated as performance cores along with 4 efficient cores, and 16 threads. It has a base operating speed of 3.6 GHz and can reach up to 4.9 GHz with Max Turbo enabled.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: now $316 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $449)
The last hurrah for AM4, the 5800X3D is one of the best bang-for-buck CPUs for gaming. With 8-cores and 16-threads as well as its massive 96MB of L3 cache, this CPU is a great upgrade if you're already on the AM4 platform or looking to make a cost-effective build using last-gen hardware.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X: now $187 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $299)
This eight-core 16-thread processor has a 4.6 GHz boost clock and is worth considering at $177, particularly for Ryzen owners with older systems. This chip comes with support for overclocking and PCIe 4.0.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU: now $336 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $449)
Grab a bargain on AMD's latest Ryzen 7 7700X CPU. This eight-core processor has 16-threads and is based on AMD's Zen 4 architecture. With an 80MB cache and a boost clock of 5.4GHz, this CPU is excellent for productivity work or gaming. You will need a socket AM5 motherboard to use this processor.
AMD Ryzen 7700X: now $338 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab) (was $399)
AMD's new 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 CPU has a base clock of 4.5 GHz and the ability to boost up to 5.4 GHz, it will chew through game frame rates and tough threaded applications with equal ease.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: now $492 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $799)
AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive chip (opens in new tab) with great 1080p gaming and multi-thread performance. With 16 cores, 32 threads and a base clock of 3.4 GHz, boosting to 4.9 GHz this 105W TDP chip has 64MB of L3 cache. A great CPU at this price.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: now $341 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab) (was $569)
The 5900X is a 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor from AMD. This CPU can go up to 4.8 GHz on max boost. AMD's 5900X also features 70 MB of cache and a TDP of only 105W.
Intel Core i5-12400: now $182 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $237)
This CPU remains the best value for gaming-specific machines. The Core i5-14000 has six P-cores that support hyper-threading and operates at a 2.5GHz base clock with the ability to boost to 4.4GHz. This model also comes with an integrated GPU, so it costs $20 more than the graphics-less 12400F.
Intel Core i5-12400F: now $149 at Newegg (opens in new tab) (was $179)
This CPU remains the best value for gaming-specific machines. The Core i5-14000F has six P-cores that support hyper-threading and operates at a 2.5GHz base clock with the ability to boost to 4.4GHz. This model comes without an integrated GPU.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: now $156 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $309)
Earning 4.5 stars in our review, this chip is highly sought after thanks to its strong single- and multi-threaded performance, leading power efficiency, and PCIe Gen4 support. It also features stellar thermals, a bundled cooler, and overclocking capability, so there’s a lot to love here.
Intel Core i5-10600K: now $181 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $263)
This Core i5-10600K is 10th gen, but it still offers 6 cores/12 threads and a max clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz. And it's at an all-time low price of just under $150..
Intel Core i5-12600K: now $215 at Newegg (opens in new tab) with promo code (was $299)
(opens in new tab)The Core i5-12600K is a great all-rounder for an affordable price — made even better with this discount. With 10 cores/16 threads and a max clock speed of 4.9 GHz. Plus the impressive setup of 6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores is great for day-to-day use. If you don't need integrated graphics go for the 12600KF. Use code PAX347 for a $35 discount.
Intel Core i5-12600KF: now $213 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $311)
This processor offers 6 performance cores, 4 efficiency cores, and up a boost clock of up to 4.9 GHz before you overclock it. It also supports DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0. This chip is the 12600K but the F means that it comes without integrated graphics.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: now $212 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $449)
This 3.8GHz 8-core, 16-thread CPU offers impressive performance for any high-FPS gaming rig, along with PCIe gen 4 support, a boost clock up to 4.7GHz, and support for overclocking.
Intel Core i7-12700K: now $264 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $369)
(opens in new tab)The Core i7-12700K 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.