Recommendation of the month: The Ryzen 5 1600 with six cores and 12 threads provides for players currently a very good option is it is the price of around 200 euros as expensive as the recently introduced Intel Core i5 8400 with six cores in about.. Since the Core i5 8400 still expected to almost not be available in German stores by the end of November and we recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 again this month.Recommendation of the month: The Ryzen 5 1600 with six cores and 12 threads provides for players currently a very good option is it is the price of around 200 euros as expensive as the recently introduced Intel Core i5 8400 with six cores in about.. Since the Core i5 8400 still expected to almost not be available in German stores by the end of November and we recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 again this month.

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Update October 2017We have updated our buying advice and consider it now, the new coffee Lake Prozesoren from Intel, which are available from 5 October. In the test of the Intel Core i7 8700K is clear that Intel can drauflegen little with six cores in games, but clearly At length in application scenarios and in terms of future security.

The new But coffee Lake CPUs are practically not available and above all the interesting models currently sold out. From better availability, we go only towards Middle or even the end of November out.

Rapid delivery is unique only the Core i3 8350K. Priced at around 190 euros, the CPU does offer a one unlocked multiplier, but only four cores without SMT, making it to the current price unattractive, there are the Core i3 8100, also with four cores for 125 Euros and the Core i5 8400 with six cores for under 200 euros - at least if the two CPUs are then available.

Although Coffee Lake as Skylake and Kaby Lake relies on LGA 1151, is a new motherboard needs with the chipsets of the 300 series from Intel, older processors are also not compatible. Currently, only motherboards with the necessary for overclockers Z370 chipset are available, appropriate motherboards cost at least 100 euros.

So when buying a coffee Lake CPU you are reliant on the Z370 chipset until Q1 2018, even if you acquire any processor with 'K' -Zusatz. In the new year the cheaper and a few, mostly irrelevant following features (if you do not want to overclock) trimmed chipsets H370 and H310.

We therefore recommend that currently purchase a new Intel processor definitely a coffee Lake model to grip and therefore prefer not to take some waiting time into account, but to resort to the Intel CPUs the previous generation such as the i7 7700K. AMD has already lowered the price of Ryzen CPUs in response to Coffee Lake and currently offers in all price ranges attractive and deliverable Ryzen CPUs.

Our recommendation for gaming CPUs we can largely be left very low budget processors. In a gaming PC as possible a quad-core processor should be installed today even with a very limited budget, already due to the much higher future security. In addition, then, the PC also works faster if you use several applications at once.

However, Intel has with with the favorable Pentium G4560 still quite interesting because quite fast dual-core processors in the price range under 100 euros on offer, which can, thanks to hyperthreading handle four threads, and in most current titles still provide more than adequate performance. Some games are significantly more multi-core utilization and then stopped in maximum details quite fluid on the Pentiums - who can, therefore, takes more to a processor with four or more cores.

We also limit our recommendations to the widespread and currently supplied with new processors platforms from AMD and Intel with AM4 (primary LGA 1151), provided they are available in the respective price ranges.

Fusion APUs with relatively powerful integrated DX11 graphics unit as the AMD A10 7850K are suitable for entry-level PCs, but also need a motherboard with Socket FM2, neither the meaner FX processors (Socket AM3 +) (or the new Ryzen CPUs Socket AM4) supported. However, since a combination of CPU and discrete graphics card is much more powerful, players engage in any case not be better to APU.

For game systems, AMD has nevertheless again an alternative to Intel: Since the beginning of March 2017, the Ryzen-7 processors on the market in mid-April followed by the Ryzen-5 CPUs, the end of July Ryzen 3. In games they can still not always get their full potential, which some developers as in the case of Ashes of the Singularity, Total War: Warhammer or Rise of the Tomb Raider already tackle with matching patches. Due to the high number of nuclei at a comparatively low price and the related future security is Ryzen but in most cases, a good overall package is.

Ranking CPU Performance Games

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Performance Rating: Full HD
Average (RotTR only DX12, Deus Ex: MD only DX11)

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Core i7 6900K3.2GHz, 8C / 16T127105Core i7 5960X3.0GHz, 8C / 16T123101Core i7 8700K3.7 GHz, 6C / 12T121101Core i9 7900X3.3GHz 10C / 20T121 98Core i7 7820X3.6GHz, 8C / 16T121 95Core i7 7700K4.2 GHz, 4C / 8T118 95Core i7 7740X4.3 GHz, 4C / 8T118 94Core i7 6700K4.0 GHz, 4C / 8T114 96Core i7 4790K4.0 GHz, 4C / 8T106 80Ryzen 7 1800X3.6GHz, 8C / 16T102 82Ryzen thread Ripper 1950X3.4GHz, 16C / 32T101 81Ryzen 5 1600X3.6 GHz, 6C / 12T101 80Ryzen 7 1700X3.4GHz, 8C / 16T 99 78Ryzen 5 16003.2 GHz, 6C / 12T 98 74Core i5 7600K3.8GHz 4C / 4T 97 77Ryzen 7 17003.0GHz, 8C / 16T 96 78Core i7 2600K 3.5 GHz, 4C / 8T 93 73Core i5 75003.4GHz, 4C / 4T 93 72Ryzen 5 1500X3.5 GHz, 4C / 8T 88 69Core i3 7350K4.2 GHz, 2C / 4T 83 64FX 8350 4.0 GHz, 8C / 8T 77 60Ryzen 3 1300X3.4GHz, 4C / 4T 71 52Pentium G45603.5GHz 2C / 4T 68 49FX 63003.5 GHz, 6C / 6T 67 56Ryzen 3 12003.1 GHz, 4C / 4T 65 48
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  • 52
  • 78
  • 104
  • 130

Measured in fps. The higher, the faster. At 45 fps no longer optimal playable.

WQHD
Average (RotTR only DX12, Deus Ex: MD only DX11)

  • average fps
  • minimum fps
Core i7 6900K3.2GHz, 8C / 16T 90 81Core i7 5960X3.0GHz, 8C / 16T 89 78Core i7 8700K3.7 GHz, 6C / 12T 88 77Core i7 7700K4.2 GHz, 4C / 8T 88 77Core i7 7740X4.3 GHz, 4C / 8T 88 76Core i9 7900X3.3GHz 10C / 20T 88 76Core i7 7820X3.6GHz, 8C / 16T 88 74Core i7 6700K4.0 GHz, 4C / 8T 87 76Core i7 4790K4.0 GHz, 4C / 8T 85 72Ryzen 7 1800X3.6GHz, 8C / 16T 85 72Ryzen thread Ripper 1950X3.4GHz, 16C / 32T 85 71Ryzen 5 1600X3.6 GHz, 6C / 12T 84 71Core i5 7600K3.8GHz 4C / 4T 83 71Ryzen R7 1700X3.4GHz, 8C / 16T 83 69Ryzen 5 16003.2 GHz, 6C / 12T 83 65Ryzen 7 17003.0GHz, 8C / 16T 82 70Core i7 2600K 3.5 GHz, 4C / 8T 82 67Core i5 75003.4GHz, 4C / 4T 81 68Ryzen 5 1500X3.5 GHz, 4C / 8T 79 65Core i3 7350K4.2 GHz, 2C / 4T 76 60FX 8350 4.0 GHz, 8C / 8T 73 57Ryzen 3 1300X3.4GHz, 4C / 4T 67 49Pentium G45603.5GHz 2C / 4T 65 50FX 63003.5 GHz, 6C / 6T 64 46Ryzen 3 12003.1 GHz, 4C / 4T 63 44
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Measured in fps. The higher, the faster. At 45 fps no longer optimal playable.

A total of
Average (RotTR only DX12, Deus Ex: MD only DX11)

  • average fps
  • minimum fps
Core i7 6900K3.2GHz, 8C / 16T109 93Core i7 5960X3.0GHz, 8C / 16T106 90Core i7 8700K3.7 GHz, 6C / 12T105 89Core i9 7900X3.3GHz 10C / 20T104 87Core i7 7820X3.6GHz, 8C / 16T104 85Core i7 7700K4.2 GHz, 4C / 8T103 86Core i7 7740X4.3 GHz, 4C / 8T103 85Core i7 6700K4.0 GHz, 4C / 8T100 86Core i7 4790K4.0 GHz, 4C / 8T 95 76Ryzen 7 1800X3.6GHz, 8C / 16T 93 77Ryzen thread Ripper 1950X3.4GHz, 16C / 32T 93 76Ryzen 5 1600X3.6 GHz, 6C / 12T 92 75Ryzen R7 1700X3.4GHz, 8C / 16T 91 74Core i5 7600K3.8GHz 4C / 4T 90 74Ryzen 5 16003.2 GHz, 6C / 12T 90 69Ryzen 7 17003.0GHz, 8C / 16T 89 74Core i7 2600K 3.5 GHz, 4C / 8T 88 70Core i5 75003.4GHz, 4C / 4T 87 70Ryzen 5 1500X3.5 GHz, 4C / 8T 84 67Core i3 7350K4.2 GHz, 2C / 4T 80 62FX 8350 4.0 GHz, 8C / 8T 75 59Ryzen 3 1300X3.4GHz, 4C / 4T 69 51Pentium G45603.5GHz 2C / 4T 67 49FX 63003.5 GHz, 6C / 6T 66 51Ryzen 3 12003.1 GHz, 4C / 4T 64 46
  • 0
  • 22
  • 44
  • 66
  • 88
  • 110

Measured in fps. The higher, the faster. At 45 fps no longer optimal playable.

CPUs to 150 euros

In this price range, we have a long time AMD's FX processors for socket AM3 + recommended also because Intel had maximum dual-core CPUs here in its portfolio. However, since there are no new processors more for this in the tooths base and now also AMD's favorable Ryzen-3 processors are released, we do not recommend buying of FX CPUs. If you already have an FX-PC, a switch to Ryzen 3 but probably not worth overlooking the performance, as our test shows Ryzen 3 1300X.

Intel has been providing the recent coffee Lake generation in this price range for the first time four nuclei, but the processor manufacturer but has painted SMT for the Core i3 models. A successor to the Pentium G4560 from the Kaby Lake generation is not yet published, but the CPU is to continue thanks to SMT for a budget gaming PC. However, Intel sets with Coffee Lake on new chipsets and motherboards, so Kaby Lake motherboards are not upgradeable and a coffee Lake motherboards currently limited to the relatively expensive Z370 chipset.

Intel Pentium G4560

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Intel's dual-core Pentium G4560 only costs about 70 euros (where he is to have currently due to delivery problems until about 80 euros), but he has yet to offer hyperthreading for virtual core doubling. A novelty in the Pentium processors that makes it quite interesting for gamers on a budget. The two cores clocked at 3.5 GHz, a Turbo Boost does not exist.

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Intel Core i3 8100

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Intel raises the Coffee Lake generation core number to: The Core i3 8100 for 125 Euros is the best Intel processor with four true cores, its base clock is 3.6 GHz, a Turbo Boost, the CPU must be exactly the other hand, as on a virtual doubling of core (SMT) without.

Our previous recommendation Core i3 7100 has 3.9 GHz a higher clock, a slightly faster integrated graphics and is around 25 Euro cheaper. When buying a motherboard also saves money because the Kaby Lake CPU can be paired with many chipsets for Coffee Lake currently only Mainboards with Z370 chipset ready.

Nevertheless, we recommend that the current model Core i3 8100, including new chipset to be prepared even with a possible processor upgrade for future generations.

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AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / 1300X

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After Ryzen 7 in March 2017 and 5 April Ryzen two favorable Ryzen-3 models have appeared in late July. The Ryzen 3 1300X costs about 120 euros, the Ryzen 3 1200 100 Euro. Like Intel, AMD has four cores in this price range, but likewise renounces on SMT.

The Ryzen 3 1300X clocked under typical load games mostly at 3.6 GHz and achieved in our benchmarks a slightly better result than the Pentium G4560. By a significantly lower clock of 3.1 GHz, the Ryzen 3 1200 in games about ten percent slower than the 1300X. but he, like all Ryzen processors via an unlocked multiplier, so it is easy to overclock. In most cases, it should be as able to reach the performance level of Ryzen 3 1300X. Those who try overclocking, which can thus save some money and pick up the Ryzen 3 1200th

Also an important factor: The AM4 platform already offers already meaningful Upgrade options in the form of CPUs with six and eight cores. There are also a number of chipsets and motherboards to choose from that turn out cheaper than current coffee Lake boards with Z370 chipset. In addition, the next generation of Zen is very likely to use this platform.

AMD Ryzen get from Amazon 3 1300X

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Also interesting: Ryzen 3 1300X in Gamestar test