The author recalled that in order to achieve high performance in games, not only the processor, but also the video card is important. That is, even if you buy a powerful processor, it will not help much if you have a weak or outdated graphics accelerator.
Please note that the rating was compiled by journalists from a foreign publication, taking into account the models sold in their country. Russian realities may differ from the picture presented.
1. Intel Core i5-12600K
Best processor for gaming overall
The 12600K has 38% better performance than the Ryzen 5 5600X and 7% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X. The product is equipped with six threaded P-cores that run at 3.7 / 4.9 GHz, and four E-cores at 2.8 / 3.6 GHz, for a total of 16 threads. All this together with 20 MB L3 and 9.5 MB L2 cache. There is also support for PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 4.0, as well as DDR4 and DDR5 memory standards. The maximum processor power is 150 W, but its power consumption is significantly reduced compared to a similar model of the previous generation. As a result, gaming performance has also been improved.