Intel Socket 1151 CPUs are the most popular on the market as they offer fantastic performance for the price. The range starts off with low-cost quad-core Core i3 processors, moves onto 6-core Core i5 processors and then onto the 6-core Core i7 that are Hyperthreaded. All Intel Socket 1151 CPUs can support up to two graphics cards, but for a gaming PC a Core i5 or Core i7 will give the best frame rates. You'll also find Intel Socket 2066 CPUs in this section, these CPUs offer even more performance thanks to their six cores and quad-channel memory. They're also better for SLI and CrossFire as the CPUs have more PCI-E lanes.
Configure your own bundle with a Socket 1200 Intel 10th and 11th generation Core processor the way you want.
AMD currently produces four different types of processor family for you to choose from, three of which share the AM4 socket. The entry-level family is Athlon which includes a range of quad-core processors using the Bristol Ridge architecture core that are ideal for cheap gaming PCs if you add a graphics card. Next up is the A-series of APUs which all include onboard Radeon graphics for basic gaming, multimedia and office applications. This range includes dual and quad-core models from the A6, A8, A10 and A12 families. The high-end Ryzen processor family uses the Socket AM4 and includes CPUs with up to 16 cores and support for multiple graphics cards in SLI or CrossFire. Finally there is the ultra-high-end Ryzen Threadripper processor family with up to 32 cores and quad-channel memory for the ultimate performance in heavily multithreaded applications. Ryzen Threadripper CPUs use the TR4X Socket.
A Socket AM4 system support AMD's entry-level Athlon CPUs, A-series APUs with integrated Radeon graphics plus high performance Ryzen processors based on the Zen 2 architecture. This highly customisable bundle features a range of CPUs, motherboards and coolers fully assembled and tested.