Ryzen 5 5600X:-
Among the processors announced by AMD at the end of 2020, PC Power Up retain here one of the Best CPU for Gaming is Ryzen 5 5600X and its 6 physical cores and 12 threads. With its base frequency at 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz in boost), it catches up with AMD’s delay in the game and even if it has fewer cores than the 5800X, it is more interesting for this use. A little expensive when it was released, it is now sold everywhere at its recommended retail price and therefore remains quite competitive.
We will accompany this CPU with 16 GB of RAM, but we will instead recommend that you choose a 32 GB kit, which will suit the heaviest tasks. If you are not interested in RGB, the Corsair Vengeance LPX is still a good option and is available. As for the motherboard, a fairly balanced model like the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus will be ideal.
Ryzen 7 5800 X:-
While the Ryzen 5 5600x will suit the overwhelming majority of uses, more demanding users who want to start streaming, for example, will be more inclined to turn to the Ryzen 7 5800 X. On the menu here: 8 cores and 16 threads with a base frequency of 3.8 GHz which can reach 4.7 GHz in boost mode. Suffice to say that this chip is perfectly suited to the heaviest tasks and that it will obviously do the trick in the game.
Consumption and TDP are still reasonable here, although we recommend that you invest in a good cooler if you want quiet operation. We can thank once again the engraving in 7 nm.
This powerful processor will usually come with at least 16 GB of RAM, but we recommend that you go directly to a 32 GB kit, which will suit the heaviest tasks. Regarding the motherboard and with such a processor, the most demanding users can turn to a fairly high-end model like the X570 AORUS PRO from Gigabyte.
Intel Core i5 10400F:-
Intel kicked the entry-level gamers’ anthill last year with a very interesting i5-10400F. Adopting a completely new architecture, the 11400F sees its performance increase by 10 to 20% depending on the scenarios. Main weakness all the same: it consumes a lot under load and a good cooling system will be essential.
Enough to make it one of the most interesting chips around for gaming at 1080p or 1440p if it remains strong for creative or computational tasks, an AMD chip with more cores is likely to be more attractive for these kinds of scenarios. However, we are waiting for its twelfth-generation successor, which has not yet been announced.
No need to blow your budget when it comes to RAM. Count around for this kit of 16 GB of Crucial Ballistix RAM in 3000 MHz C15. To stay within a reasonable budget, we recommend that you get a motherboard with B460 chipset which will do the trick in the vast majority of cases. It’s not over-clocking compatible, but neither is this processor, so it’s okay. For example, you can get the ASUS TUF Gaming B560-PLUS Wi-Fi card.