Best Gaming: Intel i7-7700K
For stellar single-core performance, look no further than the Intel i7-7700K. It has four cores and eight threads with a base clock speed of 4.2GHz and the ability to Turbo Boost up to 4.5Ghz. If you’re looking for even more speed, the 7700K is unlocked for overclocking which can take the clock speed up to 5GHz. Compatible with 100 and 200 series chipsets, the 7700K offers support for a multitude of motherboards, making it a great choice for computer building and upgrading. 8MB of smart cache memory makes it lightning fast to launch new applications and, with support for 64GB of DDR3L and DDR4 RAM, there’s no shortage of customization options.