Author : Daeguen Lee

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- GAMER'S CHOICE : April 2015

Right after I'd finished the last article, I began testing a lot of new CPUs including Intel Xeon series and then adding them into my list for this article. Despite that the title of this article is best CPU for "Gamers", which implies that I'll only cover both manufacturers(= Intel and AMD)' desktop SKUs, I'd been noticed that several Xeon processors are also able to be used in everyday desktop platform in case they employ either 1150 or 2011 grid array. So I decided to expand the coverage of the sequel from "desktop processors" to "processors that can be used under the desktop platform". See below : the table describes the detail - See how many newbies added in my comparison list.

For your convenience, all Xeons are colored orange while other Intel CPUs are blue and AMD counterparts are green. Speaking of methodology, I ran every game thrice under each resolution per a CPU and peak the median value as the representation value for said CPU. Here are the results.

3DMark 11

3DMark 2013


Aliens vs Predator


Batman : Arkham City


Battlefield 4


Bioshock : Infinite


Crysis : Warhead


Crysis 3


DiRT : Showdown


Hitman : Absolution


Just Cause 2


Lost Planet 2


Metro 2033


Metro : Last Light


Sleeping Dogs


Sniper Elite V2


Tomb Raider


Performance Summary

Well, the most boring part is over. Now we are about to analyze the whole thing we've covered. First, by just adding all the results up, we can earn following graphs : Accumulated Framerate.

On the other hand, we also can yield relative performances for each game by normalizing all values by a certain value. I choose results from Core i7 4960X as denominators for all games. The results are as follow.

Conclusion : Best Gaming CPU for Budget

By using what we've dealt with so far, we can derive following graph: Performance vs Price graph.

Each local maximum implies what can maximize the utility of your budget. Isn't it clear enough?

Thanks for reading the article. Have a nice day!



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