Best AM3+ CPU for gaming and rendering

Gaming and rendering are two heavy activities, and hence one needs to have the most efficient as well as performance driver CPU. And, what better than a Ryzen or an Intel core for it? Since many don’t want to go over budget while some are ready to splurge, here we have a top 5 list of the best AM3+ CPU shortlisted for you to suit your gaming and rendering requirements.

While a graphic card along with the CPU does the job fine, you can choose from the below mentioned CPUs and choose from them as per the budget and requirements you have got there.

Pentium G4560

Generated a lot of hype in 2017, it is a fit for entry level gamers and editors. With an impressive processor, for those who are looking out for using their PCs on a fixed budget? You get 2 cores and 4 threads which in turn fulfils the entry level requirements. Talk about frequency, you have 3.5 Ghz which suffices just fine. You don’t get any turbo boost here, but you can use it fine still.

Ryzen 3 2200G

One of the recently launched CPUs, it is similar to its predecessor. You get 4 cores and 4 threads, it is a rather updated version of what the earlier CPU had to offer, ridding you off power consumption and also providing a boost to the performance. Base frequency is increased to 3.5 Ghz while boost frequency is now 3.7 Ghz. It is also an ATU, which gives you an added advantage in terms of dedicated graphic scores.

Intel Core i3 8100

Intel has managed to beat AMD when it comes to single core performance all this while, and with the 8100 i3, it is no different. Despite a 4 core and 4 thread configurations, it beats Ryzen 3 when performance is concerned. Though integrated graphics aren’t as good as you’d like to be, but good for entry level gamers and editors.

Ryzen 5 1600

Based on AMDs Zen architecture, the Ryzen 5 1600 offers 6 cores and 12 threads, with a rather low TDP thereby making it efficient in terms of energy consumption. It is an unlocked processor so the overclockers might enjoy this! It is one of the smoothest and highly productive CPU for gaming and video editing activities respectively.

Intel core i5 8500


With the 8th generation of Intel, the Coffee lake architecture took flight and it is impressive. With 6 cores, 6 threads and frequency of 2.8 Ghz as its base, it runs smoothly and will have you fall in love with it. Also, it has a low TDP which in turn makes it energy efficient.  In current day, the single core performance allows it to be one of the best for gaming and if used with a graphic card there’s nothing like it.

There, you have it! The best of 5 so far for this year that will get the job done for you as you’d please!

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