Best AMD processor

Last updated: 2014-10-24 01:02 US/Eastern

How to find the best processor for a given price? First - choose which type of performance characteristic you are interested in. "Overall performance" takes into account all CPU cores which means it shows total theoretical CPU speed. If you plan to use applications capable of handling multiple cores (for example: audio and video editing, 3D rendering and most of the newer 3D games), then this is the chart for you. On the other hand, "Single-core performance" shows approximate performance of a single core in every CPU. Most of the "non-proffesional" applications still are able to use only a single core, so this CPU speed chart is more applicable to them.

When you have chosen the chart, then find your budgeted price on its horizontal axis. On the left of your price find the highest point on the chart. To answer the big question: "which is the the best processor?" - its this one!

These CPU speed and value charts are built based on performance data from cpubenchmark.net and prices from Newegg. "Score" is computed as performance to price ratio.

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
AMD A4 7300 FM2 2431 49.99 48.63
AMD A4 6320 FM2 2415 49.99 48.31
AMD A8 6500 FM2 4569 96.99 47.11
AMD Athlon II X2 260 AM3 1877 39.99 46.94
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2216 47.99 46.18
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4346 94.99 45.75
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4559 99.99 45.59
AMD Athlon II X2 240e AM3 1730 39.99 43.26
AMD A8 5500 FM2 4029 98.99 40.70
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2216 54.99 40.30
AMD A10 7700K FM2+ 5399 139.99 38.57
AMD A10 6790K FM2 4786 129.99 36.82
AMD A6 6400K FM2 2381 64.99 36.64
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2145 59.99 35.76
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2145 59.99 35.76
AMD A4 5300 FM2 2029 59.99 33.82
AMD A10 6700 FM2 4702 146.99 31.99
AMD Athlon II X2 245e AM3 1617 59.99 26.95
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 1315 74.99 17.54

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
AMD A4 7300 FM2 2431 49.99 48.63
AMD A4 6320 FM2 2415 49.99 48.31
AMD A8 6500 FM2 4569 96.99 47.11
AMD Athlon II X2 260 AM3 1877 39.99 46.94
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2216 47.99 46.18
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4346 94.99 45.75
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4559 99.99 45.59
AMD Athlon II X2 240e AM3 1730 39.99 43.26
AMD A8 5500 FM2 4029 98.99 40.70
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2216 54.99 40.30
AMD A10 7700K FM2+ 5399 139.99 38.57
AMD A10 6790K FM2 4786 129.99 36.82
AMD A6 6400K FM2 2381 64.99 36.64
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2145 59.99 35.76
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2145 59.99 35.76
AMD A4 5300 FM2 2029 59.99 33.82
AMD A10 6700 FM2 4702 146.99 31.99
AMD Athlon II X2 245e AM3 1617 59.99 26.95
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 1315 74.99 17.54

Note: Results presented can not be treated as the one and only truth, simply because there is not one definition of generally "best processor". Before making final decision about purchasing your chosen CPU, make sure to read some more in-depth reviews published by specialized sites.

Comments for: Best AMD processor

So anyone who has a computer with a cpu listed here can upgrade to any other cpu listed here ?

You need to find a CPU compatible with your motherboard. Most important is matching CPU socket.

I can't find my core listed. It's Intel core 2 cpu 6600 @ 2.4 GHz (2 CPUs)

That's because this is for LGA 1150 CPU's

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