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 Black Friday deals season, which is already underway, should yield some good processor discounts, all of which we are tracking below.
This Black Friday season, we’re also seeing some solid deals on current-gen chips from Intel, as well as and AMD’s 2nd and 3rd Gen Ryzen chips. The brand new Ryzen 5000 series processors provide epic upgrades in performance (see our review of the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X), but we don’t expect to find big discounts on them -- it may be tough to find them in stock at all.
Below, we’re rounding up the best Black Friday CPU deals, from sales on low-end chips to high-end, mutli-core productivity monsters like those you’ll find on our best CPUs page or high atop or CPU benchmark hiearchy.
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Intel Core i9-9900K: was $389, now $319 @Amazon
The Intel Core i9-9900K has 8 cores and a total of 16 threads. It has a base operating speed of 3.6GHz and can reach 5.0GHz when unlocked. This processor uses an LGA 1151 socket.View Deal
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: was $399, now $334 @Newegg
This processor has 8 cores with a base operating speed of 3.9GHz. When boosted, it can reach speeds as high as 4.5GHz. You will need an AM4 processor to support this chip. You can get this deal with promo code 52BKFCYM3. View Deal
Intel Core i7-10700K: was $399, now $354 @Newegg
A fantastic processor for 1080p gaming, the Core i7-10700K boasts a 5.1-GHz boost clock speed with 8 cores and 16 threads. It comes free with Marvel's Avengers. Use promo code TENFFCLA387K to lock in this deal.View Deal
AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs
AMD's brand new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, which range from the Ryzen 5 5600X on the low end to the Ryzen 9 5950X on the high end are slowly rolling out to stores. As we write this, most if not all are out of stock, but check the dynamic widgets below for up-to-date information on each.