GOTY 2010 - CPUs

A few days ago, we gave you our choices for the best Motherboards to come out this year. ASUS came out on top with the Rampage III Extreme, with the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H and Intel DH55TC winning the mid-range and entry level categories respectively.

Today, we are here to crown the best Processors for the Year 2010. The job of selecting three processors from the hundreds on sale is quite a difficult job. When picking a processor, we have to take into account the speed, cache, cores of the processor as well as other features like Hyper Threading, Overclockability etc.

So after much deliberation and banging our heads on the wall, we can finally bring you the top three processors for 2010.

Best Performance: Intel i7-980X


The processor to buy if you want the absolute best in computing power and your wallet is deeper than the Mariana Trench. The i7-980X is Intel’s first hex-core CPU and can multitask at a ridiculous level. The core speed is 3.33 Ghz and it has twelve processing threads with a 12 MB Smart Cache. The only downside to owning the i7-980X is that it comes at a steep price. A very… very steep price.

Good: A beast in terms of raw horsepower, unmatched performance.
Bad: Very Expensive, can only run on certain X58 Motherboards.
Price: Rs. 51,000.

Mid Range- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T ‘Black Edition’

Power to the people...

AMD’s new flagship entry in the hex-core market, the Phenom II X6 1100T is the cheapest hex-core processor available in the market today. Built for those who require the horsepower when multitasking or running multi-threaded applications, the X6 1100T is your best bet for getting multiple cores into your PC without spending a fortune. With a core speed of 3.3Ghz and with 6MB of L3 cache, it’s a great choice if you are in the market for a new hex-core CPU, but within a certain budget.

Published Date: Dec 22, 2010 01:59 pm | Updated Date: Dec 22, 2010 01:59 pm