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The best CPU for gaming in 2020: the top Intel and AMD processors

Upgrading your PC with a new gaming CPU can be one of the biggest and most costly parts of building a new PC, as buying one of today's best gaming CPUs often means buying a whole new motherboard at the same time. Still, while we mostly focus on buying a good graphics card to increase our PC's gaming performance, having one of our best gaming…

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Buy a Z390 motherboard and get £50 cashback or a free SSD

If your reaction to the release of Intel’s new set of 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs is to celebrate the lower prices now available on 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake models, then this pair of Z390 motherboard deals from CCL might well be for you. One comes with a free SSD, while the other gets you some fairly generous cashback if you buy a…

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Intel Core i5-10600K review: Core i7 performance on the cheap

When AMD launched their incredible Ryzen 3 3300X the other week, I called it the $120 Core i5 killer. At the time, I only had Intel's existing Core i5-9600K to compare it to, but finally we have its 10th Gen Comet Lake successor in the ring, the Core i5-10600K. Like the 9600K, this 10th Gen chip still has six cores to its name, but Intel…

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Intel Core i9-10900K review: the best gaming CPU just got even better

When Intel declared their 9th Gen Core i9-9900K was the world's fastest gaming CPU at the end of 2018, it came at an astronomical cost. £600 / $580 was the asking price for the best gaming CPU money could buy at the time, which today could get you an entire RTX 2080 Super GPU. Thankfully, Intel have reined in the pricing for their brand-new crop…

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Get an Intel Core i5-9600K for $190 at Newegg

If you're looking to bag yourself a CPU bargain before the arrival of Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake chips, then the Intel Core i5-9600K is currently on sale for the next three days over at Newegg. Indeed, it’s still our favourite mid-range Intel CPU in our best gaming CPU rankings, and unless Intel's Comet Lake successor arrives on Katharine's doorstep with some kind of mystery…

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Everything you need to know about Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake desktop CPU line-up

Hot off the heels of revealing their next generation of Comet Lake laptop CPUs, Intel have finally lifted the lid on their 10th Gen Comet Lake line-up of desktop CPUs, and man alive there are a lot of them. Leading the pack is Intel's Core i9-10900K, which has a whopping 10 cores and a maximum clock speed of 5.3GHz, making it the world's new fastest…

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Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series laptop CPUs are absolute speed demons

Intel have lifted the lid on their H-series of 10th Gen Comet Lake laptop CPUs today, and gee whiz they're nippy. With top clock speeds reaching all the way up to 5.3GHz in some cases, Intel are quite rightly calling these "the world's fastest mobile processors". It's not just the really high-end CPUs that have super high frequency speeds, either. Of the six new CPUs…

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Actually, this is our first proper glimpse at Intel’s Xe GPU, but details are still thin on the ground

Earlier this week, we got our first glimpse of Intel's Xe GPU in action when they showed a live demo of it running Destiny 2 on one of their new Tiger Lake laptops during their CES press conference. At the time, the GPU code-named DG1 was buried deep inside the laptop, but now Intel have released some official images of the desktop version of their…

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This is our first glimpse of Intel’s Xe GPU

2020 is the year Intel finally make their return to the discrete graphics card arena, and last night they gave us our first look at their upcoming Xe GPU during their CES 2020 press conference. Admittedly, Intel only showed one of their mobile Xe GPUs in action rather than a full desktop version, but when that demo involved running Destiny 2 on one of their…

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Price cut incoming for Intel’s graphics-less Core KF CPUs

I've always been a bit baffled by Intel's Core F and KF processors. Not in theory, you understand. Making CPUs without integrated graphics makes a lot of sense for gaming PCs, especially when you're almost certainly going to be pairing it with a proper discrete graphics card anyway. Instead, it's the price of them that's been the most perplexing thing about them, as until now…

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Intel’s latest Core X-series CPUs are cheaper than ever before, but still cost a small fortune

Let's pretend for a moment that you're the sort of person who has a grand to spend on your CPU. Your craving for cores knows no bounds, and you gobble up threads like bowls of digital spaghetti. You're the kind of person who takes one look at my best gaming CPU list and laughs because chips like Intel's Core i7-9700K just don't have the raw…

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Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Finally, a gaming laptop that isn’t a jet engine in disguise

The Acer Predator Triton 500 is probably the first gaming laptop I've tested where I've almost completely forgotten it's a gaming laptop. Sure, the keyboard's RGB backlight is a bit of a giveaway, as is the blue LED Predator logo on the back of the display, but this is by far one of the quietest gaming laptops I've had on my desk in quite some…

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Total War: Three Kingdoms will channel Dynasty Warriors in a new survival mode

A new wave survival mode coming to Total War: Three Kingdoms will pit three heroes against hundreds of enemy soldiers. Dynasty Mode is its name, and it's coming in a free update next week. It looks to be inspired by the more fantastical side of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms as well as, y'know, probably the Dynasty Warriors games (which are also based on…

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Intel Core i5-8600K review: No longer the best mid-range gaming CPU

For years, Intel's Core i5-8600K has been the go-to gaming CPU for mid-range PC builders the world over. Try and find one now, however, and you'll see prices have soared way beyond its new 9th Gen Coffee Lake successor, the Core i5-9600K, and even AMD's upmarket Ryzen 7 2700 CPU. Is it still worth hunting one down? Here's wot I think.

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Intel Core i7-9700K review: The best gaming CPU that doesn’t break the bank

Intel's Core i7 processors may not be the absolute cream of the crop any more thanks to the introduction of their new 9th Gen Coffee Lake Core i9 range of gaming CPUs, but I'll be damned if the Core i7-9700K still isn't one of the best gaming CPUs you can buy today. For starters, it costs a heck of a lot less than Intel's top…

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Intel Core i7-8700K review: Get the i7-9700K instead

Here it is, the big daddy of Intel's 8th Gen Coffee Lake gaming processors. Once the six-core king of the bestest best gaming CPUs, the Core i7-8700K has since been dethroned by both its immediate 9th Gen Coffee Lake successor, the Intel Core i7-9700K, and Intel's new super duper Core i9-9900K. Both CPUs, however, are still relatively expensive compared to the i7-8700K, so is this…

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Intel Core i5-9600K review: Our new best gaming CPU champion

Intel's Core i5-8600K has been one of the top gaming CPUs ever since it came out at the end of 2017. Now, however, there's a new best gaming CPU in town in the form of its 9th Gen Coffee Lake successor, the Core i5-9600K. Priced at a very competitive £220 / $230 at time of writing, Intel's Core i5-9600K is a tough act to beat…

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