Best LGA 1155 processor

Last updated: 2014-07-10 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
Intel Celeron G1610 LGA 1155 2551 49.99 51.03
Intel Celeron G1630 LGA 1155 2869 59.99 47.82
Intel Celeron G1620 LGA 1155 2689 58.99 45.58
Intel Celeron G540 LGA 1155 2264 49.99 45.29
Intel Core i3 3240 LGA 1155 4310 119.99 35.92
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA 1155 2832 79.99 35.40
Intel Core i5 3470 LGA 1155 6569 189.99 34.58
Intel Core i3 3220 LGA 1155 4228 124.99 33.83
Intel Core i5 3570 LGA 1155 6998 209.99 33.33
Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 LGA 1155 2269 69.99 32.42
Intel Core i5 3340 LGA 1155 6158 194.99 31.58
Intel Core i7 3770 LGA 1155 9395 299.99 31.32
Intel Core i5 3570K LGA 1155 7171 229.99 31.18
Intel Core i5 3330 LGA 1155 5910 189.99 31.11
Intel Core i3 2120 LGA 1155 3871 124.99 30.97
Intel Core i5 3450 LGA 1155 6438 209.99 30.66
Intel Core i5 2320 LGA 1155 5665 189.99 29.82
Intel Core i5 3550 LGA 1155 6820 229.99 29.65
Intel Core i7 3770S LGA 1155 8969 304.99 29.41
Intel Core i7 3770K LGA 1155 9645 329.99 29.23
Intel Core i3 3250 LGA 1155 4359 149.99 29.06
Intel Core i3 2105 LGA 1155 3803 145.99 26.05
Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 8595 339.99 25.28
Intel Core i3 2120T LGA 1155 3172 134.99 23.50
Intel Celeron G440 LGA 1155 737 49.99 14.74

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
Intel Celeron G1610 LGA 1155 2551 49.99 51.03
Intel Celeron G1630 LGA 1155 2869 59.99 47.82
Intel Celeron G1620 LGA 1155 2689 58.99 45.58
Intel Celeron G540 LGA 1155 2264 49.99 45.29
Intel Core i3 3240 LGA 1155 4310 119.99 35.92
Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 LGA 1155 2832 79.99 35.40
Intel Core i5 3470 LGA 1155 6569 189.99 34.58
Intel Core i3 3220 LGA 1155 4228 124.99 33.83
Intel Core i5 3570 LGA 1155 6998 209.99 33.33
Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 LGA 1155 2269 69.99 32.42
Intel Core i5 3340 LGA 1155 6158 194.99 31.58
Intel Core i7 3770 LGA 1155 9395 299.99 31.32
Intel Core i5 3570K LGA 1155 7171 229.99 31.18
Intel Core i5 3330 LGA 1155 5910 189.99 31.11
Intel Core i3 2120 LGA 1155 3871 124.99 30.97
Intel Core i5 3450 LGA 1155 6438 209.99 30.66
Intel Core i5 2320 LGA 1155 5665 189.99 29.82
Intel Core i5 3550 LGA 1155 6820 229.99 29.65
Intel Core i7 3770S LGA 1155 8969 304.99 29.41
Intel Core i7 3770K LGA 1155 9645 329.99 29.23
Intel Core i3 3250 LGA 1155 4359 149.99 29.06
Intel Core i3 2105 LGA 1155 3803 145.99 26.05
Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 8595 339.99 25.28
Intel Core i3 2120T LGA 1155 3172 134.99 23.50
Intel Celeron G440 LGA 1155 737 49.99 14.74

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 LGA 1155 processor

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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