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Best Deals on CPUs 2021

CPU Deals
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Looking to invest in a CPU? Whether it's Intel or AMD, we're good at sniffing out the best deals in this category.

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 year should yield some good processor discounts, all of which we will be tracking below.

Below, we’re rounding up the best CPU deals, 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

Best Overall CPU Deals

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G: was $369.99, now $359 at Newegg
The more powerful of the two cezanne CPUs — the Ryzen 7 5700G is a powerful 8-core processor with a 3.8GHz clock speed and plenty of headroom for overclocking, as well as decent integrated Radeon graphics for good 1080p gaming performance.View Deal

Intel Core i7-11700K: was $419, now $374 at Newegg with code 94VSGDAA6
A huge discount on this CPU which offers solid gaming and application performance, as you can read in our review. This 14nm Rocket Lake CPU offers a max speed of 5 GHz.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: was $289.99, now $272.99 at Newegg
Earning 4.5 stars in our AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 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.View Deal

Intel Core i7-10700KF: was $361, now $308 at Amazon
The Core i7-10700KF's price tag is reasonable for the eight-core 16-thread processor that operates with a 5.1 GHz boost and 3.8 GHz base clock. This model comes without integrated graphics and makes a cost-effective upgrade if you already have a 10th gen processor, but be sure to check pricing on newer alternatives before pulling the trigger.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: was $449.99, now $389.99 at Newegg with code 94VSGDAA4
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.View Deal

Intel Core i9-10900K: was $539, now $499 at Newegg
This 10th Gen Intel CPU offers a 3.7GHz clock speed, but is unlocked for overclocking up to 5.3GHZ. With 10 cores and 20 threads, multitasking is a cinch with this processor.View Deal

Intel Core i5-9600KF: was $279, now $187 at Amazon
This processor has 6 cores and a total of 6 threads. It has a base operating speed of 3.7 GHz and can reach 4.6GHz when boosted. The i5-9600KF is ideal for mid-grade processing needs.View Deal

Intel Core i7-9700: was $391, now $289 at Amazon
The Intel Core i7-9700 has 8 cores and a total of 8 threads. Its base operating speed is 3GHz but it can reach 4.7GHz when boosted.View Deal

Intel Core i9-11900K: was $549, now $525 at Newegg with code 94VSGDAA5
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.View Deal

You may also find savings on CPUs by checking out the latest Newegg promo codes, Micro Center coupons and Best Buy promo codes.

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch is Tom's Hardware's editor-in-chief. When he's not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you'll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.
  • Garden-Gnome
    I'm on the UK edition and all the offers are USA and some (e.g. AMD 5600X) are out of stock at Newegg UK.

    Please sort out your localisation issues.
  • kal326
    Evidently everyday is prime day at Microcenter when it comes to cpu pricing. Looking at at 5800x as there is finally a decent price spread from the 5900x. It’s now 379.99 vs 549.99.
  • JoBalz
    kal326 said:
    Evidently everyday is prime day at Microcenter when it comes to cpu pricing. Looking at at 5800x as there is finally a decent price spread from the 5900x. It’s now 379.99 vs 549.99.

    I love Microcenter. Used to live a few miles away from one in Dallas. Unfortunately , I now live in Arkansas and the closest Microcenter is a 4+ hour drive Dallas. So if you want one of their deals on a motherboard, CPU. Memory, graphics card (basically anything electronic), they do not ship, it has to be picked up at a local store (bummer). However, I did get a great deal on an excellent computer case, which they did ship.