Best LGA 1155 processor

Last updated: 2014-02-11 01:01 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
Intel Celeron G1610 LGA 1155 2553 49.99 51.07
Intel Celeron G1620 LGA 1155 2715 58.99 46.02
Intel Celeron G540 LGA 1155 2291 49.99 45.83
Intel Celeron G530 LGA 1155 2171 48.99 44.32
Intel Core i3 3240 LGA 1155 4293 119.99 35.78
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA 1155 2828 79.99 35.35
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA 1155 2828 79.99 35.35
Intel Core i5 3470 LGA 1155 6577 189.99 34.62
Intel Core i3 3220 LGA 1155 4220 124.99 33.76
Intel Core i3 3220 LGA 1155 4220 124.99 33.76
Intel Core i5 3570 LGA 1155 7004 209.99 33.35
Intel Core i5 3570 LGA 1155 7004 209.99 33.35
Intel Core i5 3340 LGA 1155 6200 194.99 31.80
Intel Core i7 3770 LGA 1155 9419 299.99 31.40
Intel Core i7 3770 LGA 1155 9419 299.99 31.40
Intel Core i3 3225 LGA 1155 4393 139.99 31.38
Intel Core i5 3570K LGA 1155 7178 229.99 31.21
Intel Core i5 3330 LGA 1155 5902 189.99 31.06
Intel Core i3 2120 LGA 1155 3867 124.99 30.94
Intel Core i5 3450 LGA 1155 6437 209.99 30.65
Intel Core i3 3210 LGA 1155 3854 129.99 29.65
Intel Core i3 2105 LGA 1155 3833 137.99 27.78
Intel Core i3 2105 LGA 1155 3833 137.99 27.78
Intel Core i3 2120T LGA 1155 3190 134.99 23.63
Intel Core i3 2120T LGA 1155 3190 134.99 23.63
Intel Celeron G440 LGA 1155 813 49.99 16.26

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
Intel Celeron G1610 LGA 1155 1276 49.99 25.53
Intel Celeron G1620 LGA 1155 1357 58.99 23.00
Intel Celeron G540 LGA 1155 1145 49.99 22.90
Intel Celeron G530 LGA 1155 1085 48.99 22.15
Intel Core i3 3240 LGA 1155 2146 119.99 17.88
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA 1155 1414 79.99 17.68
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA 1155 1414 79.99 17.68
Intel Core i3 3220 LGA 1155 2110 124.99 16.88
Intel Core i3 3220 LGA 1155 2110 124.99 16.88
Intel Celeron G440 LGA 1155 813 49.99 16.26
Intel Core i3 3225 LGA 1155 2196 139.99 15.69
Intel Core i3 2120 LGA 1155 1933 124.99 15.47
Intel Core i3 3210 LGA 1155 1927 129.99 14.82
Intel Core i3 2105 LGA 1155 1916 137.99 13.89
Intel Core i3 2105 LGA 1155 1916 137.99 13.89
Intel Core i3 2120T LGA 1155 1595 134.99 11.82
Intel Core i3 2120T LGA 1155 1595 134.99 11.82
Intel Core i5 3470 LGA 1155 1644 189.99 8.65
Intel Core i5 3570 LGA 1155 1751 209.99 8.34
Intel Core i5 3570 LGA 1155 1751 209.99 8.34
Intel Core i5 3340 LGA 1155 1550 194.99 7.95
Intel Core i7 3770 LGA 1155 2354 299.99 7.85
Intel Core i7 3770 LGA 1155 2354 299.99 7.85
Intel Core i5 3570K LGA 1155 1794 229.99 7.80
Intel Core i5 3330 LGA 1155 1475 189.99 7.76
Intel Core i5 3450 LGA 1155 1609 209.99 7.66

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.

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

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