What CPU to Buy - Late 2018

  • Published on Nov 20, 2018
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    It’s that time of year again - You know the one. The one you celebrate. With tech. So now that 2018’s nearly over, which CPU should you buy?
    Buy a Ryzen 3 2200G (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i3 8100 (Budget Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Ryzen 5 2600 (Budget All-Rounder + Budget Gaming + Budget Workstation Recommendation):
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    Buy a Ryzen 7 2700X (Midrange All-Rounder + Midrange Workstation Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i5 8500 (Midrange Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i5 8600K (High-end Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i7 8700K (Midrange All-Rounder + High-end Gaming Recommendation):
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    Buy a Core i7 9700K (Would be a recommendation in multiple categories if you could find one…):
    On Amazon: geni.us/iMmJ
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    Buy a Threadripper 1920X (High-end Workstation Honorable mention):
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    Buy a Threadripper 2920X (High-end Workstation Recommendation):
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    Buy a Threadripper 2950X (Best-Value High-end Workstation CPU):
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Comments • 6 291

  • M i t c h B
    M i t c h B Day ago

    I don't trust AMD CPUs, regardless of how cheap they are. Athlon XP was their last good processor. All those FX processors left a bad taste in my mouth.

  • Marco scandella
    Marco scandella Day ago

    Ryzen = For people who can't afford Intel 😂

  • Loewenschwert
    Loewenschwert Day ago +1

    Good build? Where can i save some money?

  • Sappy Ser
    Sappy Ser Day ago

    holy smokes! thank you so much!

  • Anas Zaaroura
    Anas Zaaroura 2 days ago

    3:06 noob

  • tootsie|troll®
    tootsie|troll® 2 days ago

    got my ryzen 5 2600x for $170 last november. a few days later an even better deal came up, ryzen 5 2600 for $99!

  • Xdtrl
    Xdtrl 2 days ago

    Still rolling with the 4770k and a 1080ti.

  • joey tivianne
    joey tivianne 2 days ago

    In India the TR 1920x costs less than the i7 8700k and the 9700k

  • Deralix
    Deralix 3 days ago +1

    Why is the 6700k not on there?

  • sonicwingnut
    sonicwingnut 3 days ago

    Last year I wanted a new machine for a combination of gaming and audio production and picked the 2600, for the money I'm pretty impressed and glad to see it's still getting recommended. Haven't even overclocked it yet either which I really need to get round to.

  • Iqek
    Iqek 3 days ago +1

    1:32 its tree fiddy, not three

  • William Long
    William Long 3 days ago

    Where does the spread sheet in the very beginning exist? i understand pricing changes but is this sort of stuff buried somewhere in the LTT forums?

  • Jackdr7
    Jackdr7 3 days ago

    why should i go for 2920x instead of 1950x?!

  • Superjonno03
    Superjonno03 3 days ago

    I have intel i5 and it sucked.

  • 3lectronic0
    3lectronic0 4 days ago

    I'm waiting for Ryzen 3000, fuck Intel...

  • Steven Levinson
    Steven Levinson 4 days ago

    I want to build a $4,000/$5,000 gaming rig what would you recommend?

  • zzsavagex
    zzsavagex 5 days ago

    I built a r5 2600 an rx 570

  • dilian iossifov
    dilian iossifov 5 days ago

    gamming whit INTEl rofl no bro whit RYZEN for sure

  • Chaa Hadi
    Chaa Hadi 5 days ago

    Beautiful video.

  • Joel McCoy
    Joel McCoy 5 days ago

    No matter which Cpu you buy, be sure to get 'Cyber Insurance' because they all come pre-back-doored from the factory.

  • Alex Derksen
    Alex Derksen 6 days ago

    Went pc shopping with a friend, looked at only intl products, get home look up ryzen. Redue pc part picker fuck intel bunch of money grabin snakes

  • BallzOfBananas
    BallzOfBananas 6 days ago

    *sees 500$ for the cheapest one*

  • Kraotix
    Kraotix 6 days ago

    How do I sell my CPU to buy a new one and still be able to play

  • HolyDr1ver
    HolyDr1ver 6 days ago

    I think 1800X for 199€ was great value purchase, unlike 4690K for 270€ back in day. Vega 64 399€ and rest of the system for 400€ (Asus X470-Pro, Kingston predator 16GB 3200Mhz, CM H500)

  • fran117
    fran117 6 days ago

    Why is 3200 16gb ram cost as much as Ryzen 2600x on my country >.< If i pair a non Z motherboard and an i5 non K intel with 2666 memory, the cost is 30% cheaper than a ryzen 5 setup! And looking at numbers, a ryzen 5 can only match a stock i5 on gaming when its overclocked. Why are people saying Ryzen is more budget lol I guess i made up my mind of going intel since i still play World of Warcraft as my main game. But i still dont get why people think Ryzen is budget friendly here on comments, i quite agree on Linus here on going intel on midrange gaming

  • RectalDiscourse
    RectalDiscourse 6 days ago +1

    Fuck I actually wanted to know about the CPUs and now I am 10000% more interested in that NES cartridge pillow

  • S6X Stringz
    S6X Stringz 7 days ago

    Bloated 2000 grand? Man I’m looking to spend 5 grand on a pc. I must be crazy then? Help!! Before I spend too much.

  • pgeeking
    pgeeking 7 days ago

    This! This is the information I've been needing for a couple weeks!...How to piece it all together compatibility/cost wise. Thank you!!

  • Bad Matt
    Bad Matt 7 days ago

    Which system (All-Rounder, Gaming, Workstation) do I use if I want to focus on video editing?

  • Mijaaaaa
    Mijaaaaa 8 days ago

    The power of Ryzen

  • fdjw88
    fdjw88 8 days ago

    Go Ryzen. U are future proofed, especially when it comes to MB. Right now AMD MB support 3 gens or even 4 gens of processors, while the best Intel MB support 2 gens.

    TECHNOLEECH 8 days ago

    At 7:35 there shud be a budget GPU coz the 2600 doesn't havet igpu and only the g series has one ..so

  • S. D. H.
    S. D. H. 9 days ago

    Best to wait until the hardware flaws/exploits (& half-ass software fixes for them) are ironed out of the current CPUs.

  • Wyxelix
    Wyxelix 9 days ago +1

    9:16 with no explanation

  • Lovro Pavlicevic
    Lovro Pavlicevic 10 days ago

    Thank you so much this helped me a lot

  • Oyun Başında
    Oyun Başında 10 days ago

    i dont want to overclock is 8600 best for 1000dollars ?

  • zeoe book
    zeoe book 10 days ago


  • Tom Javier
    Tom Javier 10 days ago

    Is the os windows 10 free when you install an intel cpu? Or you have to buy it?

  • Ego2Go
    Ego2Go 11 days ago

    Is a open box ok

  • Alan Alchemy
    Alan Alchemy 11 days ago

    Was the intro sped up???

  • Bryden Lee
    Bryden Lee 11 days ago

    i dont care about 1000 cores or threads, im a gamer, and it makes sense to go with intel

  • ÆThoRa-Ʃ Sumn of ΦDiN

    it is a real skill to try to appear like you are not a biased intel employee ..... while still being a paid for intel shill employee. but its not one of your skills im afraid. so fake. so what is your metric for "performance"? one benchmark that shows intel in the best light possible maybe?

  • MonstAr SoaF
    MonstAr SoaF 12 days ago

    Is it and Amd or intel

  • Bunny
    Bunny 12 days ago

    The current generation Ryzen is pretty much the best bang for the buck right now, and the next generation is right around the corner promising even better performance with higher clock speeds, similar TDP, etc, at pretty much similar prices, if the rumours are correct. For instance, the Ryzen 3600X will have the same number of cores as the current 2700X, but a lower TDP (95W) and it'll run at 4GHz base clock + 4.8GHz boost. I bet it could be OCed to 4.7 with a decent cooler without a problem. Again, if the rumours are correct. It's gonna be pretty exciting.

  • Ching LegitRDX
    Ching LegitRDX 12 days ago

    AMD (9) vs Intel (7)
    AMD! Y ! E ! S !

    GRAPH 12 days ago

    Why is this Demonitized??

  • N!NE
    N!NE 13 days ago

    Glad I picked up my Ryzen 2600X today, building it Monday

  • breste 557
    breste 557 13 days ago

    hello is this pc www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/12206502 any good?

    • breste 557
      breste 557 13 days ago

      no this www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/12206510

  • The AJ Universe
    The AJ Universe 13 days ago

    My Ryzen 7 2700x should be here tomorrow!

  • Richard Lai
    Richard Lai 13 days ago

    2:27 so that's what the spreadsheet fairy looks like

  • Obie
    Obie 13 days ago

    World of warcraft ok ill play.

  • MrJakeJimmy
    MrJakeJimmy 13 days ago

    10 minutes of bullshit for ad revenue just get to the point you Canadian cuck.

  • Doug Wolak
    Doug Wolak 13 days ago

    I'm new to the PC World. I just purchased a ryzen 3 2200 GB integrated GPU and I'm pairing with a MSI 1060 TI 6gb graphics card. Is this enough to run good VR experience?

    • Mithrennon of Aegwynn
      Mithrennon of Aegwynn 5 days ago

      Yes, you are new, because while there is a 1060 6gb, there's no such thing as a 1060 Ti... there's 1050Ti's, 1070Ti's and 1080Ti's, but no 1060Ti's... odd that.

  • clayton bourne
    clayton bourne 13 days ago +4

    I have the I5-8600k, paired with a gtx 1060 6gb. In the future would this CPU be able to handle a 1080ti?

    • DualPerformance
      DualPerformance 9 days ago

      Yes, will be absolutely fine, there is no bottleneck even for RTX 2080 Ti

    • Mr16emmanuel
      Mr16emmanuel 9 days ago

      Nice, im thinking on doing the same

    • GamesInV
      GamesInV 10 days ago

      yea probably.

    • MSLNKk
      MSLNKk 10 days ago +2

      clayton bourne Definately.

  • Jokakutihuti
    Jokakutihuti 14 days ago

    Why is everything so expensive in finland

  • RD 98
    RD 98 14 days ago

    i5-8600k or i5-9600k or should I buy a ryzen for gaming? (Have a rx-580 with 4gb)

    • RD 98
      RD 98 10 days ago

      +Fade thank you! Did it yesterday :D

    • Fade
      Fade 11 days ago +1

      RD 98 i5 9600k
      They are literally the same price on amazon except the 9the gen is one of Intel’s newest releases.

    WINSTON MOSCOW 14 days ago +1

    Unless intel lowers their prices...theyre fucked..

  • KatalistProductions-Kozzy-Sasha

    Thanks for the vid! Putting a computer together soon, going to go with Ryzen 2600x for the cpu, RTX 2070 for the gpu and get a 1440p monitor.

  • Ragil Ananta
    Ragil Ananta 14 days ago

    ah just bought the 2400G,
    not on the recommended list

    NOMEDIA 14 days ago

    Do a early 2019 GPU guide

  • Morgan Swagger
    Morgan Swagger 14 days ago +10

    My cpu speed is 100km/h

  • iR0ast3dMys3lf
    iR0ast3dMys3lf 15 days ago +2

    What should I get? Core i5 9600k or Core i5 8600k?

  • Dustin Gangi
    Dustin Gangi 15 days ago

    The i5 9600 isn't in here, do we have any idea where it would be (250 Usd currently )

    • Fade
      Fade 11 days ago

      Dustin Gangi the i5 9600k is better than the i5 8600k so I’m guessing at the top of the list.

  • MarkiTheBOSS
    MarkiTheBOSS 15 days ago

    Pretty useful video. Greetings from Spain

  • Ethan C
    Ethan C 15 days ago

    i5 9600k should also be on this list for $250

  • benshivd
    benshivd 15 days ago

    The increased need for a top end board and cooling solutions for Intel. Almost always adds a premium and ends up reducing the value for performance significantly. Another consideration. AMD has massive backwards compatability and upgradeability. Where Intel you have to upgrade EVERYTHING every time. Something ned pops up (every 6 months) We get it, Your intel fanbois.

  • Cathal Swanton
    Cathal Swanton 15 days ago

    So many Intel fanboys calling people plebs and peasants.... Lol

    • Mithrennon of Aegwynn
      Mithrennon of Aegwynn 5 days ago

      So what does that make Ryzen fanboys? You can't label someone without putting a label on yourself... by complaining about "Intel Fanboys" that obviously makes you a "Ryzen fanboy".

  • Farendor
    Farendor 15 days ago

    when do the new AMD processors come out

    • Nikos Dnlew
      Nikos Dnlew 15 days ago

      3 months? Not sure, we will know more in a week. Google Dr.Su keynote

  • R3G R3G
    R3G R3G 15 days ago

    @6:23 I understand we are looking at relative value. But how does the i5 work for a high end gaming rig, is that what the extra cores in a i7 will do?

  • Swarnamay Majumder
    Swarnamay Majumder 15 days ago

    why High End Gaming Include I5 8600K?

    • Swarnamay Majumder
      Swarnamay Majumder 15 days ago

      I want to know smoothness of gaming depends on what? Fps or Threads?

  • Magnus Fjorder
    Magnus Fjorder 15 days ago

    I know we are in 2019 now, But! the 1700x is cheaper then the 2600x. And the 1700x Have more cores, (im not 100% sure) The 2600x tho have like 0.2/0.3 ghz more. cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-7-1700X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X/3915vs3956

  • Brothers of the Storm (f-f)

    i5 8500? is this video sponsored by intel? Ryzen 2600 is way better and cheaper wtf lol and definitely synergizes better with mobo and some gpus

    WHAM! ITS SAM 15 days ago

    Going for the 2000 dollar gaming

  • i0wNz407
    i0wNz407 15 days ago

    When we are talking about a workstation pc what exactly are we saying that pc is being used for? What kind of work I guess is what im asking.

  • DestroyerHD
    DestroyerHD 16 days ago

    Guys should i get a i3 7100 its so cheap rn

  • Daniel Ramon
    Daniel Ramon 16 days ago

    Cpu's gpu's early 2019

  • Juan Gomez
    Juan Gomez 16 days ago

    What about i5 8400? I just can go for that with my money, for video edition, i cant spend more couse i have to buy a cooler, a motherboard and ram, what recommends me about mother, ram and cooler, not too expensive please, Thanks

  • Gamer Freak
    Gamer Freak 16 days ago

    Best gpu for 900p at medium and high setting?

  • Hairforce •
    Hairforce • 16 days ago

    Lol is that even a question or was this supposed to be a meme

  • pedestrian
    pedestrian 16 days ago

    Now where the frick is my ryzen 5 1600

    THELOLINN LORD 17 days ago

    Hey does anyone have a recommendation on a wifi motherboard for the core i3 8100 if so plz tell me thxs

  • Jose Cajigas
    Jose Cajigas 17 days ago

    So a streaming pc will be on the workstation category?

  • Adam Plitko
    Adam Plitko 17 days ago

    I literally just built a new PC, Ryzen 5 2600, MSI Arsenal Gaming B450 Tomahawk MOBO, 16GB G.Skill Ripjaw V-Series DDR4 3000 Ram, Gibabyte GeForce GTX 1050 ti Video Card, EVGA 500w PS, WD Blue 500 GB NAND SSD for $720

    • Nikos Dnlew
      Nikos Dnlew 15 days ago

      I would have gone for rx 570 instead which is around that price..

  • FaZe Gamer
    FaZe Gamer 17 days ago

    i have world of warships and i have german tier X and american tier X, its a great game and you should get it, it is not for 12 yr olds with anger issues.

  • Samathew R
    Samathew R 17 days ago

    What about the 7 1700x what’s wrong with that i have found a deal that gives you practically a free motherboard and it has 2 more cores than the 2600x and is very close to the same price? I’m new to this I’m just not sure what’s wrong

  • Arjun Sajeev
    Arjun Sajeev 17 days ago

    Hey linus can u plzz specify the budget and high end games

  • Mark Peterson
    Mark Peterson 17 days ago

    Actually battleship Missouri is not available in world of warships to new players. I know it is a nit to pick but....

  • Hogan McDade
    Hogan McDade 17 days ago

    Okay Okay Linus, I will watch bc you are fun

  • Papasingle
    Papasingle 17 days ago

    amd ryzen 1500x 3.50hz

  • lunsmann
    lunsmann 18 days ago

    Good stuff, still ecstatic at my choice of i7-8086K build that I started buying bits for 6 months ago, last components are in the truck right now. Keeping my GTX1080.

  • Mate Mate
    Mate Mate 18 days ago

    You also can play higen performance with 2600x

  • Zachary Manning
    Zachary Manning 18 days ago

    I5 9600k imo

  • FilmGamer
    FilmGamer 18 days ago

    I5 8500 is way a worse choice than Ryzen 2600 or 2600X. 2600-2600X far more cheaper now also better thred and multi core performance. Also 2700x is far better that 8600K with 2 more cores and 8 more threads also so much cheaper now! Better for streaming video encoding what support gaming if you are a youtuber. Yes less 10 fps per game average but way more better for everyting else and way cheaper. Later new games also based more on multithread and core!

  • 240g Mehl
    240g Mehl 18 days ago

    Ryzen 2600, OC over 4GHz. What else?

  • Kenneth Nash
    Kenneth Nash 18 days ago

    For Ryzen 5 2400 G looking at Benchmarks vs results. Benchmarks would show the screen should be studdering and skipping, but the graphics have been relatively smooth. My old i5 would be skipping heavily with same frame rate. I have been running at high graphics on games and the games run smooth. The frames skipped are small.

  • Grouik R7
    Grouik R7 18 days ago

    You're welcome

  • RAZΞR Fanboy
    RAZΞR Fanboy 18 days ago

    I got 16gb of coarsair vengeance for Xmas and an I5, 700w power supply, NZXT Razer H440, Gigabyte Z370-P, and a mystery part that hasn’t arrived yet for my bday

  • Arthur Watts
    Arthur Watts 18 days ago

    RISC rules - the rest will soon be viewed in much the same way as we currently view the Pentium Pro. Roll on 2020 and people will be liking this post so hard it will cause TheXvid's (CISC-based) servers to crash ;)

  • Sweatyta6 9
    Sweatyta6 9 18 days ago

    The i5 in my system is terrible it's only a quad core I don't know which one it is though

    • Mithrennon of Aegwynn
      Mithrennon of Aegwynn 5 days ago

      Download the free program CPUID... it will let you know exactly what you got.

  • غزال الشوامس

    spear me the time and please what kind of the best cpu for gaming ?