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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 5800X: was $449.99, now $394.99 at Newegg with code 76RKTECHAA9
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 i7-10700KF: was $361, now $309 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 5 5600X: was $309.99, now $289.99 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

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU: was $569.99, now $549.99 at Newegg
Earning 4.5 stars in our AMD Ryzen 9 5900X review, this chip sets a mighty impressive benchmark for high-end gaming and application performance, all while delivering amazing power efficiency and PCIe Gen4 support.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: was $500, now $414.99 at Newegg
Save big on this impressive AMD Ryzen 9 3900X — a 12-core processor with a max boost clock speed of 4.6GHz.View Deal

Intel Core i7-11700K: was $399, now $389 at Newegg
The first discount we've spotted on 11th Gen Intel CPUs, you can pick up the powerful i7-11700K for $25 off! Use code "SLKDLS8833" for the lowest price.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: was $311, now $279.99 at Newegg
This 3rd Gen Ryzen 7 chip packs 8 cores and 16 threads, alongside PCIe 4.0 support, support for overclocking beyond the 3.6GHz clock speed and a bundled Wraith Prism Cooler.View Deal

Intel Core i7-10700F: was $310, now $260 at Amazon
This 8-core processor uses 16 threads and has a base operating speed of 2.9GHz. it can reach 4.8GHz when boosted.View Deal

Intel Core i7-10700F: was $279, now $259 at Newegg
This Comet Lake processor is available for $269 through Newegg. This processor has 8 cores and 16 threads. Its base operating speed is 2.9GHz but it can reach up to 4.8 GHz when boosted.View Deal

Intel Core i5-9600KF: was $279, now $193 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 $288 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

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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 away...in 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.
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