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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
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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.
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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 - Senior Tech Writer - 5461 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-09-18 (Update: 2018-09-18)