It's been only a few weeks since Intel launched its Broadwell-U processor range in Las Vegas. The first parts are not expected to hit the mainstream retail component market till the second quarter of 2015, just a few months before Skylake, the next generation of Intel microprocessors is expected to launch.
In the meantime, checkout our 10 best processor deals for every budget. Note that this article is updated at least once every 30 days.
Best Intel Processor deals
- under £50, Pentium Dual Core G3420 3.20GHz Ebuyer @ £47.49
- between £51 and £100, Core i3 4160 3.60GHz @ Ebuyer @ £90.99
- between £101 and £150, Intel Core i5 4570 3.20GHz @ Pixmania @ £149
- between £151 and £200, Intel Core i5 4690K 3.5GHz @ Ebuyer @ £187.95
- between £201 and £300, Intel Core i7 5820K 3.2GHz @ Maplin @ £299.99
Best AMD Processor deals
- under £30, AMD APU A4 6320 3.80GHz @ Ebuyer @ £28.36
- between £31 and £50, AMD Athlon II X4-740 3.2GHz Socket FM2 @ CCL @ £45.48
- between £51 and £100, AMD FX-6350 4GHz Socket AM3+ @ Novatech @ £95.99
- between £101 and £150, AMD FX-8370 4GHz Socket AM3+ @ Dabs @ £148.43
- between £151 and £200, AMD FX 9590 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ @ Overclock @ £171.59
What you need to know
- Details on online retailers' product pages are sometimes erroneous. Better to stick the sources. The ARK comparison of all five Intel CPUs can be found here while AMD's here.
- Above £300 (Intel) and £200 (AMD), it's essentially choose what you want.
- I've decided to shy away from server processors as they are another market altogether.
- This pricelist will be updated every month.
- All CPUs are boxed with or without HSF, no OEM, no refurbished, no ex-display, no second hand, only from reputable UK vendors, price doesn't always include delivery.
- Overclocking as well as business features (Vpro for e.g.) have not been taken into account to draw that list.
If you think you have a better deal or that I have missed something, feel free to leave a comment.