Are you looking for a processor using which you can run multiple programs at the same time without slowing down your system? At GCC Gamers, we offer processors that have 10 cores and can help you do that. Before deciding which gaming CPU to go with, there are a couple of things you need to consider. Should you get an AMD or Intel processor? Which generation? What is your upgrade path? Depending on what you pick, you need to make sure your motherboard is compatible with whichever one you opt for, as they are mutually exclusive. At least AMD has made things a little easier on this front, as all of its processors on this list slot into an AM4 socket and are supported by 300, 400, or 500-series chipsets.
Intel CPUs are a little trickier, as the latest Comet Lake release uses the new LGA1200 socket, and we'd go with either a Z490 or cheaper B460 motherboard at this point. Meanwhile the 9th gen CPUs listed are compatible with the LGA1151 socket motherboards and are supported by the 300-series chipset. Whichever generation you go for, if you're doing a full upgrade, the chances are that your old motherboard may not be compatible with your new CPU. Thankfully, our picks for best gaming motherboard are compatible with the CPUs on this list.