Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: May 2011

Tom's Hardware: The month of May saw AMD make significant price cuts to its aging Athlon and Phenom families. Additionally, we have more news about the upcoming CPU and GPU hybrid, AMD's (code-named) Llano APU! Intel's prices didn't move much this month, unfortunately.

If you don’t have the time to research benchmarks, or if you don’t feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right processor for your next gaming machine, fear not. We at Tom’s Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming CPUs offered for the money.

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Syko2578d ago

My i5 2600k is Sexy. This is FACT.

Sahil2577d ago

I picked up an i7-2600K the other week, and was surprised to find that my performance was remarkably better in games. Previously my Q6600 had been complemented by a pair of GTX 260s, and I figured the Q6600 was fast enough to not be a limiting factor. I was very wrong. Quite happy with the 2600K.

fatstarr2576d ago (Edited 2576d ago )

the price of building a machine from scratch is going to be high. i wish they never phased out the lga 775 socket. the i lineup is moving too quickly for me to make an investment now.