Best Gaming CPU 2012

Here’s a comparison chart of the top 10 best rated CPU/Processors in 2012, which is updated monthly (see the sidebar for more details). As additional CPU are added some may fall below the top ten but will not be removed from the list entirely. For additional information, see Amazon’s customer reviews and technical details. The “best price” is generally a wholesaler price from Amazon.

February 2012 Update:

Changes to this list now include the i7-3930k, the i7-3960x still hasn’t broken the top 10, AMD Athlon II X3 455 Processor, and AMD 960T. It’s also interesting to note that the i7-2700k also has not exceeded the previously released i7-2600k in overall popularity. Our guess is that the performance increase for this CPU does not merit the additional $100 cost for gamers.

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