Top 5 CPUs Still Worth Buying in 2019

//Top 5 CPUs Still Worth Buying in 2019

Top 5 CPUs Still Worth Buying in 2019

One after another we have been offering you guides on how to build a PC that is perfect for different needs and preferences so today, we have decided to mix things up a little and go with something new. We all know that when It comes to Computer Processing Units, there is a plethora of them out on the market, and to no one’s surprise, that number appears to be ever-growing.

However, while brand new models of CPUs keep popping up every year or so, there are still some old diamonds in the rough which are still available for purchase and can offer more than decent performance, providing that one knows what they are looking for.

This is precisely why today we will be offering you our pick of top 5 CPUs that are still worth buying in 2019. Keep in mind that this is our pick, and your opinion might differ from our list. Without any further ado, let’s get on with the list.

5. Intel Core i5-8400 Desktop Processor

Starting things off at number 6, we have decided to go with the Intel Core i5-8400 CPU and while it is not the cheapest option available on the market, it is definitely old enough to be available for a decent price and offer performance comparable to the latest CPUs of 2019. This particular CPU comes at a price of around $180 which considering the fact that it is made by Intel and all of its other features and specifications is honestly not that much. This CPU can be paired up with an H310 motherboard if you are looking to save up some money and there are also decent DDR4 memory sticks available such as Patriot Memory Signature Line DDR4 8GB.


  • Number of Cores – 6
  • Number of Threads – 6
  • Processor Base Frequency – 2.80 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency – 4.00 GHz
  • Cache – 9 MB SmartCache
  • Bus Speed – 8 GT/s DMI3
  • TDP – 65 W

4. AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Ryzen can be considered as a new kid on the block and as such, it naturally comes at a lower price, too low perhaps but don’t let the price fool you because it is nowhere near a reflection of Ryzen’s performance. AMD has been struggling for quite a while, and let’s face it, we’re not really a match for Intel, but the latest generation of Ryzen CPUs are more than good enough to give Intel a run for their money, perhaps in some cases, even outrun them, especially when it comes to the price to performance ratio. This particular CPU can be purchased for around 160$ and is definitely worth buying for both workstation and gaming rigs.


  • Number of CPU Cores – 6
  • Number of Threads – 12
  • Base Clock – 3.4GHz
  • Max Boost Clock – 3.9GHz
  • Total L1 Cache – 576KB
  • Total L2 Cache – 3MB
  • Total L3 Cache – 16MB
  • Unlocked – Yes
  • CMOS – 12nm FinFET
  • Package – AM4
  • PCI Express Version – PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Thermal Solution – Wraith Stealth
  • Default TDP / TDP – 65W
  • Max Temps – 95°C

3. Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor

For this spot, we have another Intel CPU, namely Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor which came out way back in 2012 but remarkably is still very much relevant. While definitely dated and underperforming when compared to the latest generations of Intel CPUs or the new Ryzen CPUs, don’t be deceived by its age, as this CPU will be able to run most of the newer video game titles decently, in fact, there are many Twitch streamers that use this particular CPU. When it comes to the price of Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor, that can vary depending on where you are purchasing it. Due to its age, they are not widely available in stores and are almost always sold as used well. With that being said, depending on how lucky you get, you might be able to find one anywhere between $60 and 120$.


  • Number of Cores – 4
  • Number of Threads – 8
  • Processor Base Frequency – 3.40 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency – 3.90 GHz
  • Cache – 8 MB SmartCache
  • Bus Speed – 5 GT/s DMI
  • TDP – 77 W

2. Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690

When it comes to Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690, there is not a lot to tell except that you will likely be getting very good performance for a relatively low price. While it is not the best of the low budget gaming CPUs, it is definitely not the worst either. This CPU has proven its ability to run titles such as GTA V, The Witcher 3 and Battlefield 4 which is no small task for a CPU that is around 7 years old. This CPU will set you back around $90 but that varies in the same manner as the Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor.


  • Number of Cores – 8
  • Number of Threads – 16
  • Processor Base Frequency – 2.90 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency – 3.80 GHz
  • Cache – 20 MB SmartCache
  • Bus Speed – 8 GT/s QPI
  • Number of QPI Links – 2
  • TDP – 135 W
  • VID Voltage Range – 0.60V-1.35V

1. Intel® Xeon® Processor X3470

Once again, we have another CPU from Intel which holds up remarkably well considering its age and performance. Coming out way back sometime during 2009 Intel® Xeon® Processor X3470 has proven able to withstand the test of time and can be commonly seen in regular office computers and work machines, but has proven to be able to run games such as Arma 3 without a high at a very high FPS rate. The same goes for its price as for the rest of the older CPUs mentioned on this list but can be found floating around for a price around $40.


  • Number of Cores – 4
  • Number of Threads – 8
  • Processor Base Frequency – 2.93 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency – 3.60 GHz
  • Cache – 8 MB SmartCache
  • Bus Speed – 2.5 GT/s DMI
  • TDP – 95 W
  • VID Voltage Range – 0.6500V-1.4000V
By |2019-05-20T14:27:07+00:00March 5th, 2019|Blog|

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