Best processors 2018 (Intel vs AMD processors)

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Have you ever wondered “what are the differences between Intel and AMD processors?” what are the best processors 2018?

If your answer to above questions is “yes” then congrats as you are going to find out the answers in the simplest words ever!

all Intel processors:

first of all, let’s take a look at all Intel’s processors’ groups and the least and last clock rate among each series’ members:

  • Intel Core (1.06 GHz – 4.4 GHz)
  • Intel Xeon (400 MHz – 4.4 GHz)
  • Intel Atom (800 MHz – 2.13 GHz)
  • Pentium (65 MHz – 3.33 GHz)
  • Celeron (266 MHz – 3.6 GHz)
  • Itanium (NA)
  • Intel Quark (NA)

What does 6th, 7th or 8th generation mean?

Have you ever heard these words? What is the difference between a “6th gen core i5” processor to a “7th gen core i5” ?

You should know that the term: “generation” points to an “upgrade” rather than a complete design of a new kind!

In other words, an 8th generation processor is not a new processor, but only an upgraded version of a 6th gen processor.

Generally speaking, a 7th gen is better than a 6th and an 8th gen is obviously better than a 7th generation processor, considering processing speed, power efficiency, .etc.

Also, it is good to know that each of these processor generations have a certain name. like:

 6th Gen is named Sky Lake 

 7th Gen is named Kaby Lake


All AMD processors:

As all groups of intel family have been introduced above, here we take a look at Intel’s major competitor, AMD processors:

  • Ryzen
  • Ryzen Pro
  • Ryzen Threadripper
  • A-series
  • A-series Pro
  • FX

Which users need multi core CPUs?

As a major differential parameter between CPUs is the number of cores they have, a

a most asked question a person who is looking for a PC or Laptop asks her/his self is “does really the number of cores in a CPU matters?”

well, it depends on your needs! If you are going to do these tasks with your PC/Laptop then yes! The more the better (Although, according to a review, users do not need a CPU with more than 4 cores)

  • Demanding productivity apps (like: Excel)
  • Scientific simulation software (Like:  MATLAB)
  • Graphics-intensive games  (Overwatch, Star Wars Battlefront)
  • Photo and video editing apps (Like: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, iMovie)
  • 3D modeling and rendering programs  (AutoCAD, Solidworks)


Now which of Intel or AMD is better?

Generally speaking, it is believed that “when the performance and speed of a single core is more important”, Intel would be the best choice.

However, when more cores matters, AMD (as well as Intel’s high rated ones) seems a better product to use.

Also, it has been said that AMD works better among mid-range processors.

(so if you are looking for low budget Laptops not into pay a huge amount of money on Intel popular ones, you can mention Laptops that have come with AMD as good ones!)

note: I (the author of this post have a PC with AMD processor (AMD Athlon Dual Core 5000) and also an other PC with Intel Processor (Celeron G3900) and I can say that they work great and their performance speed are as same as each other whether in multitasking or monotasking)

List of the best processors 2018:

Best Intel processors so far:

  1. Intel Core i7-8700K

best processors 2018

  • 3.7 GHZ clock speed
  • 6 physical /12 Logical cores
  • Cash size: 6MB
  • the only 8th generation Core CPUs to utilize Intel’s hyperthreading technology.
  • supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM memory in single channel or dual-channel configurations.


  1. Intel Core i5-8600K

best processors 2018

  • 3.6 GHz
  • 6 cores
  • Cash size: 9MB
  • supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM memory in single channel or dual-channel configurations.


  1. Intel core i3-8100

best processors 2018

  • 3.60 GHz
  • 4 cores
  • Cache size: 6MB
  • 64 GB of DDR4 RAM memory in single or dual-channel setups.

Best AMD processors sofar:

1.   AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

best processors 2018

  • (3.4GHz (4GHz with Turbo))
  • 16 physical cores (32 threads) cores
  • L2 Cache size: 8MB
  • L3 Cache size: 32MB
  • supports maximum RAM capacity of 128 GB running in single, dual or quad-channel.

2.    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

best processors 2018

  • (3.7 GHz (4.3 GHz with Turbo))
  • 8 (16) cores
  • L2 Cache size: 4MB
  • L3 Cache size: 16MB
  • supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM

3.   AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

best processors 2018

  • 3.6        GHz (4.2 GHz with Turbo)
  • 6 (12) cores
  • L2 Cache size: 3MB
  • L3 Cache size: 16MB
  • supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM memory in single channel or dual-channel configurations.