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AMD processors win 4 of the 5 "Best CPU" awards by TechSpot

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X stock cooler, TechSpot's Best Value CPU for Productivity September 2018
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X stock cooler
Although Intel only grabbed the leading place in one category, this category is probably the most important. TechSpot's best CPU for gaming is the Intel Core i7-8700K, while various AMD Ryzen chips own the crown in the following categories: best extreme desktop CPU, best value CPU for productivity, best all-round value CPU, and best budget CPU.

The soon-to-be-released Intel processors might change the landscape once they arrive, but until they come out it looks like AMD is free to rule the desktop CPU market. In TechSpot's recently updated "Best of CPU" rankings, AMD chips ended up as the best processors in 4 out of all 5 categories.

Without further ado, these are — according to TechSpot — the best processors and the categories they dominate, as well as their closest competitors:

For now, it seems that most home users and gamers should hold their purchases. The GPU and DRAM prices seem to be quite inflated these days, and SSDs are not that cheap anymore, either. In the near future, a lot of good things might happen — or not — and it will all start with the new high-end Intel chips. 

Do you think that any of TechSpot's choices mentioned above are completely off? What would you have chosen? Let us know in the comments below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-09-18 (Update: 2018-09-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.