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All You Need To Know About Picking Best CPU For Your Desktop PC, Laptop

The Process Becomes More Important Considering The Fact That It Is Usually Impossible To Upgrade A CPU In A Later Stage.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 19 Feb 2020, 11:45:31 PM

Only two companies in the world manufacturer CPU - Intel and AMD. (Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi:

Lately, a large number of people are opting for customized desktops rather than branded desktop PC. Customised desktops provide users a lot of options, be it in terms of design or price. Among others, the most important thing that one needs to keep in mind while getting a customized desktop is the CPU or Central Processing Unit. The process becomes more important considering the fact that it is usually impossible to upgrade a CPU in a later stage. Selecting the right CPU for desktop or laptop involves a lot more complexity and this is why we are going to tell certain things that you should keep in mind while finalising it.


Only two companies in the world manufacturer CPU - Intel and AMD. While Intel is easily seen, AMD is popular for its graphics card which makes playing almost every game easy. However, it usually hard to recognize AMD and this makes it difficult to trust a relatively unknown name.


It is basically the number that the core gets. Both Intel and AMD both categorize their products by a series brand name: ‘Ryzen’ for AMD and ‘Core’ for Intel. The manufacturers release revisions (almost on a yearly basis), commonly known as generations. For Intel, there are i3, i5, i7 and so on. These revisions are important as it introduces product updates like improved micro-architecture. So do check for the latest version before picking the perfect CPU.

Clock Speed

A central processing unit's clock speed defines its performance and how quickly it can retrieve and interpret instructions. Higher clock speed, measured in gigahertz (GHz), let your computer finish the task faster. Gigahertz refers to billions of pulses per second.

After considering all the above-mentioned points, it is important to pair your CPU with a strong RAM (Random-access memory) or storage. This will definitely boost the speed of your CPU. Motherboard, highly capable coolers, and power supply for CPU should also be considered for making the CPU best.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2020, 11:44:17 PM