In today’s world if you need to build a PC the first thing you need is a perfect CPU. Getting a perfect CPU according to your needs and budget its hard to choose from an overwhelming amount of choices like AMD , Intel. I5 , ryzen 5 , APU, X processors ,K processors , overclocking etc.
Here we going to help you to choose how to grab the best CPU for you.
First of all you need to clear out the things you want to do with your pc like gaming-streaming, media production, office works.
In case your primary need is gaming and for that CPU matter very less than the gpu, that’s why most of the reviewers choose highest gpu to benchmark the CPU and avoiding bottleneck.
Now let’s start the guide step by step with CPU Parts
Socket – Socket compatibility is a primary concern when it comes to buying a processor. The socket compatibility enables the interface between a motherboard and its CPU. If a motherboard has already been acquired, make sure that the processor installed is compatible with the motherboard’s socket.
Clock Speed / Frequency – A CPU’s clock speed is an indicator of its performance and how rapidly a CPU can process data. A higher frequency (bigger number) suggests better performance in common tasks, such as gaming. A CPU with higher clock speed is generally better if all other factors are equal, but a mixture of clock speed, how many instructions the CPU can process per cycle and the number of cores the CPU has all help determine overall performance.
For getting a clear idea about how the processor will be running on some specific works go n check out the review sites like techspot.com , guru3d.com , tomshardware.com etc.
Cores – When processors were running on a single core, that one core was responsible for handling all the data sent to the processor. As more cores are integrated into a processor, those cores are able to split up the processor’s tasks. Physical cores break into virtual cores that are threads which increase the performance. This makes the processor faster and more efficient
Cache – A processor’s cache is similar to the memory of a computer. A processor’s cache is a small amount of very fast memory that is used for temporary storage. This allows a computer to retrieve the files that are in the processor’s cache very quickly.
TDP (Thermal Design Power) – It refers to the total amount of heat the processor should output, in watts. Usually, it’s also a very rough estimate of the CPU’s power consumption. This value helps you choose a cooling solution for your CPU, so as an example . A 65W cpu would need a cooler capable of dissipating at least that amount in order to stay within it’s temperature spec. So yes, a less TDP CPU will use less power than a Higher one.
iGPU (Integrated Graphic Processing Units) – Integrated GPU helps you to run some graphics-intensive software at some low level if you don’t have any Discrete GPU. But High-Quality Games and Softwares are not able to perform on iGPU.
Maximum Memory Support – The amount of memory your CPU supports may also be a factor. Your motherboard and the type of operating system you are running will also dictate how much RAM can be supported.
Overclock – Overclocking a CPU allows an increase in the clock frequency of the CPU without spending money on upgrades. The CPU must be unlocked, however, in order to overclock it. Mostly all of the AMD Processors and Intel’s K series CPU’s are unlocked.