For years, Intel has been the undisputed king of the CPU game. They have consistently shown the world why they rule the gaming and high performance world. AMD on the other hand, has always been their silent competitors lurking in the shadows. However, in 2017 they decided to show their true colors. They finally gave Intel a run for their money. As a result, the 2017 battle for the best CPUs was a 2-horse race.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper

When it comes to getting the best possible performance at a price that is high but still manageable, AMD’s Threadripper 1950X is the go-to machine. The Threadripper is like nothing AMD has ever released before. It packs 16-cores and 32-threads. That is guaranteed to run even the busiest workstation. Gaming and high-end graphic manipulation will be a breeze.

AMD Ryzen 5

For those who just want a CPU that is easily affordable and takes care of all the required tasks, The Ryzen 5 1600 simply does it. It is the best pick when it comes to getting value for money. Apart from smoothly handling all the heavy office workload, it can still run a few heavy games without a hitch.

Intel Core-i7

What year will be complete without Intel proving their power once again? The Intel Core-i7 8700K is the best overall CPU. With the Core-i7, it doesn’t matter whether the user is a graphics designer, a gamer, a videographer or a music producer. It delivers on all fronts. That explains why it ran out of stock in most areas a few months after its release.

Intel Pentium G4600

When budget is the biggest issue, the Intel Pentium g4600 is the perfect remedy. It doesn’t pack as much power as the high-end Core-i7 and the rest but it gets the regular tasks done.

Choosing the best CPU is all about what one wants to achieve. There is a viable option for every task and price.