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Whether it is for intense 2022 3D gaming, massive parallelism, deep learning applications, CAD applications, or any other demanding workload task, computer components are being asked to do more than ever. Although both play an integral role in meeting future computing needs, the CPU and GPU have two very different roles. So, before we jump to the newest generations of CPU and GPU, let’s talk about the two computing engines and their roles in the technological era.
What Is a CPU?
Commonly referred to as the brain of the computer, a Central Processing Unit (CPU) comprises millions of transistors, each interlinked to make multitasking possible. A CPU is responsible for handling the primary processing functions of your computer. These include ensuring the operating system’s functionality and running other software and applications smoothly. A CPU also determines the general speed of a computer. Today, a CPU core or processor consists of 2 to 28 cores, each of which focuses on a unique task. In simpler words, instead of investing in a whole PC, people now opt for a multicore processor, which is a single chip containing two or more CPU cores. Some common types of multiprocessing CPU cores are as follows:
Overall Best CPU for Gaming:
- Intel Core i5-12600K
- Alternate: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
High Performance Value Best CPU for Gaming:
- Intel Core i9-12900K
- Alternate: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Overall Value Best CPU for Gaming:
- Intel Core i7-12700K
- Alternate: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Mid-Range Best CPU for Gaming:
- Intel Core i5-12400
What Is a GPU?
Designed to help with 3D rendering, a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is made up of many specialized yet smaller cores. Specially developed to enable digital processing in parallel, a GPU is ideally used in operating graphic-intensive applications which rely on displaying content for gaming or decompressing/compressing streaming videos. There are two types of GPU; a discrete GPU having its own memory and card, and an embedded (or integrated) GPU that shares and depends on the CPU’s memory. Today, GPUs are widely used in other fields of technology such as Bitcoin Mining, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence. Some common types of gaming GPUs are as follows:
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
- AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
- AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
- AMD Radeon RX 6800
- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
- AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
Should I Upgrade My CPU or GPU?
In an ideal world, one would simply buy the best of both; the newest generations of CPU and GPU. However, due to budget constraints, you can only invest in one at a time. Because most games now use more cores, opting for a quad-core CPU is wise, primarily because using a dual-core processor will only bottleneck your GPU, causing your gaming performance to lag and suffer. Conversely, quad-core processors not only perform better, but are also more affordable. So, if you are a gamer and want to ensure the smooth running of hungry triple-A games, invest in a premium GPU or CPU.
If you are planning to buy an Ultra High Definition/4K monitor that offers more than 8 million pixels, upgrade your GPU card to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
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