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Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Octa Core (8 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 630
  • *No Cooler Included
Was £650.66
£389.97
SAVE £331
Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz Octa Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Octa Core (16 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 630
  • *No Cooler Included
Was £821.63
£489.99
SAVE £76
Intel Core i5 8600K 3.6GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i5 8600K 3.6GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Hexa Core (6 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 630
  • *No Cooler Included
Was £326.81
£249.99
Intel Core i7 8700 3.2GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i7 8700 3.2GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

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  • Processor Speed - 3.2GHz
  • Hexa Core (12 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Intel HD
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
£309.96
SAVE £130
Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 2.8GHz
  • Hexa Core (6 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 630
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
Was £302.23
£171.36
SAVE £245
Intel Core i5 9600K 3.7GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i5 9600K 3.7GHz Hexa Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.7GHz
  • Hexa Core (6 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 630
  • *No Cooler Included
Was £499.00
£253.09
SAVE £54
Intel Core i3 8100 3.6GHz Quad Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Core i3 8100 3.6GHz Quad Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Quad Core (4 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 630
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
Was £167.83
£113.67
Intel Core i5 9400F 2.9GHz Hexa Core CPU

Intel Core i5 9400F 2.9GHz Hexa Core CPU

  • Processor Speed - 2.9GHz
  • Hexa Core (6 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
  • Socket Type - Socket 1151
£175.64
Intel Pentium Gold G5400 3.7GHz Dual Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Pentium Gold G5400 3.7GHz Dual Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.7GHz
  • Dual Core (4 Threads)
  • Power Usage 54W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 610
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
£69.48
SAVE 8%
Intel Celeron G4900 3.1GHz Dual Core LGA1151 CPU

Intel Celeron G4900 3.1GHz Dual Core LGA1151 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.1GHz
  • Dual Core (2 Threads)
  • Power Usage 54W (TDP)
  • Intel UHD 610
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
Was £56.12
£51.41
SAVE £34
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz Hexa Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz Hexa Core AM4 CPU

Get The Division 2 Game FREE!

  • Processor Speed - 3.4GHz
  • Hexa Core (12 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM4
Was £184.49
£149.99
SAVE £74
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core AM4 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Hexa Core (12 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • *No Cooler Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM4
Was £199.93
£124.97
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz Octa Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz Octa Core AM4 CPU

Get The Division 2 Game FREE!

  • Processor Speed - 3.7GHz
  • Octa Core (16 Threads)
  • Power Usage 105W (TDP)
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM4
£319.99
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad Core AM4 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.5GHz
  • Quad Core (4 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Radeon Vega
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
£89.99
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core AM4 CPU

Get The Division 2 Game FREE!

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Hexa Core (12 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM4
£199.99
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz Octa Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz Octa Core AM4 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.0GHz
  • Octa Core (16 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM4
£159.97
SAVE £99
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz Octa Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz Octa Core AM4 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.4GHz
  • Octa Core (16 Threads)
  • Power Usage 95W (TDP)
  • *No Cooler Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM4
Was £288.48
£188.99
SAVE £51
AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz Octa Core AM3+ CPU

AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz Octa Core AM3+ CPU

  • Processor Speed - 4.0GHz
  • Octa Core (8 Threads)
  • Power Usage 125W (TDP)
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
  • Socket Type - Socket AM3+
Was £110.02
£58.11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad Core AM4 CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad Core AM4 CPU

Get The Division 2 Game FREE!

  • Processor Speed - 3.6GHz
  • Quad Core (8 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • Radeon Vega
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
£139.99
SAVE 14%
AMD A8 9600 3.1GHz Quad Core AM4 CPU

AMD A8 9600 3.1GHz Quad Core AM4 CPU

  • Processor Speed - 3.1GHz
  • Quad Core (4 Threads)
  • Power Usage 65W (TDP)
  • AMD Radeon R7
  • Heatsink & Fan Included
Was £54.47
£46.97

The CPU (or processor) is the central component of a computer. Everything task that happens on your computer, from running a document to browsing the internet to playing a game, is controlled by the CPU.

CPU power is primarily dependent on clock speed (measured in GHz) and the number of cores. Generally speaking, the faster the clock speed and the more cores a CPU has, the faster it will perform, although it isn't necesasrily the most cost-effective approach to choosing a CPU!

If you're looking to build a PC mainly for home or office tasks, like browsing, e-mail and documents, then you don't really need more than a dual core CPU. If you're planning on gaming, then going for quad core or higher would be ideal, and even more so for video editing or 3D modeling.

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