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Winners: Best CPUs of 2018

The CPU scene is hotter than ever with fierce competition and amazing products from both sides. Is it time for Team Red to seize the crown, or can Blue hang on to its lead?

The CPU scene is hotter than ever with fierce competition and amazing products from both sides. Is it time for Team Red to seize the crown, or can Blue hang on to its lead?

Winner: Best Value CPU

Incredible performance is on tap for astonishingly low prices, so which CPU is in the zone for the perfect price and performance balance?

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Intel Core i5-8500

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Intel Core i5-8500

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

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Full list of Best Value CPU finalists:

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU

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Intel Core i3-8300

Intel Core i3-8300

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Winner: Best Performance CPU

Core-counts are hitting unheard of numbers, while IPC between the two sides are virtually neck and neck – there's never been a more exciting time to build a high-performance PC!

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Intel Core i9-9900K

Intel Core i9-9900K

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Full list of Best Performance CPU finalists

Intel Core i7-8700K

Intel Core i7-8700K

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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Winner: Best CPU Company

AMD or Intel? Team blue or team red? The answer to that question could come down to whether you want power or value for money, more cores or a faster clock speed?

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Intel logo

Intel

More info: Official website

Full list of Best CPU Company finalists

AMD logo

AMD

More info: Official website