The beating heart of any computer. Choosing the right CPU is crucial to getting the most from your PC; our in-depth reviews help guide you in the right direction.

When in doubt, bring more cores and threads to the performance table.
An astoundingly good-value CPU that puts AMD into a pickle.
Zen 4 meets X3D technology. Is Ryzen 9 7950X3D the ultimate gaming CPU? Here are the benchmarks you've been waiting for.
Going head to head against the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. See who wins.
A great processor for £200, there's merit in Core i5-13400F for an everyday build.
Much has been made of high-end Alder Lake, but wait 'til you see what the humble Core i3 can do.
Another fine example of Raptor Lake prowess on the desktop, Core i7-13700K makes all previous i9s redundant.
3D V-Cache delivers on its promise of superlative gaming performance, but there's a catch.
A superb processor in every regard, Core i5-13600K is our current pick of the Raptor Lake bunch.
Hitting 6GHz ain't easy. Intel smashes the power and the benchmarks.
After years in development, Intel releases its most important CPU architecture in a long time.
Building on the last generation, Ryzen 5 7600X is a fine gaming CPU.

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