Best AMD processor

Last updated: 2014-11-22 01:03 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 6300 FM2 2186 39.99 54.66
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4562 89.99 50.69
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AM3 1767 34.99 50.50
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2186 44.99 48.59
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4352 89.99 48.36
AMD A4 6320 FM2 2408 49.99 48.17
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2146 44.99 47.70
AMD A8 6500 FM2 4557 95.99 47.47
AMD Athlon II X2 260 AM3 1877 39.99 46.94
AMD A8 3850 FM1 3527 79.99 44.09
AMD A4 7300 FM2 2202 49.99 44.05
AMD A10 5800K FM2 4647 109.99 42.25
AMD A10 7700K FM2+ 5344 126.99 42.08
AMD A8 5500 FM2 4033 98.99 40.74
AMD A6 3600 FM1 2794 74.99 37.26
AMD A10 6790K FM2 4788 129.99 36.83
AMD A10 6800K FM2 4749 129.99 36.53
AMD A10 6700 FM2 4693 129.99 36.10
AMD A10 7850K FM2+ 5660 159.99 35.38
AMD A6 6420K FM2 2443 69.99 34.90
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2146 62.99 34.07
AMD A4 5300 FM2 2015 59.99 33.59
AMD A4 5300 FM2 2015 68.14 29.57
AMD Athlon II X2 245e AM3 1617 59.99 26.95
AMD A10 5800K FM2 4647 173.86 26.73
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ AM2 1315 74.99 17.54

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2186 39.99 54.66
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4562 89.99 50.69
AMD Athlon II X2 250 AM3 1767 34.99 50.50
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2186 44.99 48.59
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4352 89.99 48.36
AMD A4 6320 FM2 2408 49.99 48.17
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2146 44.99 47.70
AMD A8 6500 FM2 4557 95.99 47.47
AMD Athlon II X2 260 AM3 1877 39.99 46.94
AMD A8 3850 FM1 3527 79.99 44.09
AMD A4 7300 FM2 2202 49.99 44.05
AMD A10 5800K FM2 4647 109.99 42.25
AMD A10 7700K FM2+ 5344 126.99 42.08
AMD A8 5500 FM2 4033 98.99 40.74
AMD A6 3600 FM1 2794 74.99 37.26
AMD A10 6790K FM2 4788 129.99 36.83
AMD A10 6800K FM2 4749 129.99 36.53
AMD A10 6700 FM2 4693 129.99 36.10
AMD A10 7850K FM2+ 5660 159.99 35.38
AMD A6 6420K FM2 2443 69.99 34.90
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2146 62.99 34.07
AMD A4 5300 FM2 2015 59.99 33.59
AMD A4 5300 FM2 2015 68.14 29.57
AMD Athlon II X2 245e AM3 1617 59.99 26.95
AMD A10 5800K FM2 4647 173.86 26.73
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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