Posted September 15, 2011 by Ritu Khanna in Features

Best CPU: Top 5 Latest Intel/AMD Desktop Processors of 2011

As we’ve introduced with you Top 5 Best Motherboards of 2011 recently, Today we’re ready with Top and Best CPU (Processors) of Year 2011 for Desktop Computers.

As you know, like Motherboards, Choosing the right CPU is also needful to decide best one for you according to your needs. In this article we’ll share all the Processors which are which you might find useful, if you’re going to buy Desktop Computer, then our this Top 5 Best Processors review is must read for you. We’ve selected three Intel Processors and two AMD Processors.

Top Rated Best CPU (Processors) along with Specifications and Key Features

1. Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Processor

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Best CPU: Top 5 Latest Intel/AMD Desktop Processors of 2011It is Top-End best CPU and is Latest Top Intel CPU Available in the market today for Power users. Though Core i7-995x is also reportedly available but we haven’t any confirmation at the moment regarding its pricing. This High End Quad Core Sandy Bridge Intel Processor has 12MB Cache and manufactured with 32nm process and can be installed at LGA1366 Socket Motherboards. It runs at 2.46GHz Frequency and having 6.4GT/s Bus Speed. It is fully Eco-friendly and consumes 130 W and between the range of 0.800V -1.375V. This Intel CPU is supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) as well. This Top Best CPU supports AES Instructions, Intel 64, Execute Disable Bit, Idle States and Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology, all features meant for enhanced and powerful computing experience. This can be described as Most Expensive Intel Desktop Processor in the market nowadays, the processor itself cost approx double cost than complete standard computer.

2. AMD Phenom II 1090T X6 Processor

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor Black Edition Best CPU: Top 5 Latest Intel/AMD Desktop Processors of 2011

Its Wow! Processor and always we consider it in top lists while recommending a good processor to our readers who interact with us through Emails, Facebook Page, and other ways. Some of Computer Enthusiasts recommends AMD X6 Series Processors over Intel Core i7 CPUs. The reason they describe is that the Intel Core i7 can’t deliver more performance compared to AMD X6. In other words, AMD X6 can deliver a high-end performance to the end-user without investing very high amount on Core i7. It’s quite cheaper and available currently in the market in range of $200. This Six Core Processor is second Best CPU available in the market today, according to us. It is available in either 3.2GHz/ 3.6GHz Turbo Core Operating Frequency and can be installed at any motherboard with AM3 Socket. This AMD Processor features 6MB L3 Cache and Power Rated is 125W. It is best choice if you’re fan of AMD CPUs.

3. Intel Core i3-2100 Processor

Intel Core i3 2100 Best CPU: Top 5 Latest Intel/AMD Desktop Processors of 2011

People who are fan of Intel Processors, then this is your right choice if you can’t afford Core i7. The Intel Core i3 Processor supports Smart Multitasking that enables CPU to work smoothly on two individual processes together. This Intel CPU also manufactured using Intel 32nm process technology for enhanced performance. Other advantage of these processors is that graphics are integrated on the single chip of processor itself, this results as fast data access by different cores and graphics. The graphics engine is also more powerful compared to previous Intel micro architectures. It runs at 3.1GHz core speed and features 3MB Cache. It can be installed at Intel LGA1155 Socket motherboards. It is third Best CPU that can be touted as ‘Best Buy’.

4. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Processor

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Best CPU: Top 5 Latest Intel/AMD Desktop Processors of 2011

This is one of Top AMD Processors available in the market today, it is for those who want a high-performance mid-range AMD CPU available in the market today. It is from AMD Phenom II Second Generation Processors that features new architecture and manufactured with 45nm technology for improved performance. It has C3 Stepping for increased thermal and electrical stability and capable to support DDR3 1600 and 1800 memory. It is a four Core AMD Processor and runs at 3.4GHz along with 6MB cache. It is powerful enough at mid-range price. IT is forth Best CPU and great option for all AMD CPU Lovers who don’t want High-End features but wants a good performance processor.

5. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale Best CPU: Top 5 Latest Intel/AMD Desktop Processors of 2011

It is also one of Best CPU and High End Intel Processor which is manufactured using 45nm process technology that is meant to reduce the power to 65W. The Lower power consumption also lowers the CPU heat that results as better and longer overall system life. Though, there is some news that these Core 2 Duo processors would be discontinued soon as Intel want to focus on latest processors and technologies. The L2 Cache of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale Processors is increased to 6MB and the Front Side bus increased to 1333MHz. This processor supports both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and can be installed at any motherboard with LGA75 Socket along with DDR3 and DDR2 support. The memory execution also boosted with more instructions and performance also become fast. It integrates many features into the single chip and that’s why it is the fifth Best CPU available in the market. The Advanced Digital Media Boost now comes with SSE4 instruction set along with Intel HD Boost technology for better audio and video processing as well as speech recognition and improved performance for applications asides from increases encryption power and speed. Other must notable features of Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale models are: Dual-Core Microarchitecture, Intel Advanced Smart Cache, Intel EM64, EIST and EDB technologies.

Finally, We hope you’ll find this ‘Top 5 Best CPU / Processors review useful while you make your final decision for your next PC.

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Ritu Khanna