Global Game Awards
Intel Core i7-8700K AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Intel Core i5-8400
Best CPU
Admittedly, we take a bit of artistic licence when we say that a lot of these things we’re giving awards to this year are essential, but the CPU is literally the be all and end all of any PC. Without one you’ve got yourself a very expensive metal box and with one you can have one of the best rigs going. Which is why we must group together and honour those CPUs that have blown us away this year. Whether through the sheer calculative power they hold, the mind-bogglingly innovative technology they’ve used or just a great price for what you get, these are our top picks for this year’s CPUs.