Best Processor for Gaming

The gaming community is a crazy place. You will find a bond between everyone, which seems like a weird phenomenon when you consider that most of the players have never even met each other. However, they are all connected with the help of a processor which allows them to indulge in the world of gaming and give it their all without having to worry about lags and speeds.

While there are various CPUs in the market, not all of them succeed in being the best processor for gaming. This is because, for a processor to ensure the perfect gaming experience, it needs to have features that not all CPUs have. Here are some of the options you can choose from. I wrote this post as a means to help those looking to play games on a budget on their PC. I know a lot of us are Pokemon fans, so emulating the older Nintendo systems is a must. To do so, you’re going to need a pretty decent processor, and that’s what this list is made for. You won’t need a graphics card as bad as you need a processor when it comes to Pokemon game emulation on your desktop. I will have a post up in the near future that discusses some of the best emulators for PC, so stay tuned for that.

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X

It is hard to find a CPU that offers quality and is affordable. This processor serves to be just that. It is equipped with four cores and has a bundled cooling system which aids in the superior performance of the processor. However, since it does not come with integrated graphics, you will have to invest in graphic cards.

Intel Core i5-7500

This processor provides good value for money by ensuring that every penny you spend on it is worth the investment. It is equipped with enhanced memory support and includes a cache of 6 MB. Moreover, it is easy to connect the CPU to your platform with the help of DMI link which makes it a convenient option.

Intel Pentium G4560

This dual-core processor is perfect for those who are on the lookout for budget-friendly options. While the product does not include Turbo Boost technology, it has the power to operate at 3.5 GHz which is enough to satisfy avid gamers. On top of everything, I checked with every price chart for each of the CPUs in this list, and the Pentium G4560 is consistently the cheapest to buy out of them all. Buy this for affordability and value, since it  comes cheap but can still help you run those PC emulators.

Ryzen 5 1600

If you are willing to invest a little bit more in your processor, you will find that the Ryzen 5 1600 provides the performance that you are bound to be satisfied with. It contains six cores and is equipped with 16 MB cache. The multiplier is unlocked to give users the flexibility that many crave.


Make sure you invest in the best processor for gaming that your budget can buy, especially if you are an avid gamer. After all, you don’t want to be faced with a situation where you lose out on excellent games because of the slowness and quality of your CPU. Choose wisely, and you will not regret it. This post on the best processors for gaming has a handy AMD processors list, which you can use to compare the latest chips to game with, from their core count to their price.

Which starter Pokémon do you pick?

This is an age old question. Whenever it comes to Pokémon, people always look at the standard three choices that you get when first picking up the game. You get to choose between Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur. It’s important when dissecting this question to go over what is the popular choice. Most people go with either Squirtle or Charmander, leaving Bulbasaur out in the dust. I’d like to also clarify that none of these choices are “wrong”, per se, but it is “wrong” if you choose your selection based off of what other people are choosing or what you think is statistically the most powerful Pokémon. Personally, I feel like Pokémon is a game of connecting with these little pocket monsters and grown with them instead of just picking whatever will help you advance in the game.


So that is why would say my choice is Bulbasaur. Now, statistically, he is probably the worst starter to play the game  in, at least compared to Squirtle and Charmander. However, he is not entirely useless since he does have some special attacks that could help the rest of your team out. In fact, he is quite useful when advancing for the game. For example, here is an attack called Sleep Powder that you can learn. The move has a high chance of putting the opponent to sleep, allowing you to continue hurting them whether defense is low. The other two starters simply don’t have this move, as they are more defense and offense based.


I want to also revisit the idea that selecting Pokémon or catching Pokémon based on their statistical advantages or how popular they are among the community is simply a big no-no. You have to want to grow with your Pokémon, regardless of how we can maybe. The obvious metaphor for this is Magikarp turning into a huge Gyrados. I hate to use this as a metaphor, but it is right. Like I said, you do have to grow with your Pokémon, regardless of their statistical output. As you know, Magikarp is an almost completely useless Pokémon. Actually, it is a useless Pokémon with a useless move that can do anything until it actually evolves. However, when it does, it is so good. Gyrados is one of those Pokémon that can change the tide for your whole team, pun intended. So pick a Pokémon that you like, and try to make it good rather than picking a good Pokémon that you don’t like and just rolling with the game. The same thing goes not just with the videogame portion of Pokémon, but with the card game. When filling out your deck, and might be tempting to always want to pick the most powerful Pokémon. However, most of the game is balanced so picking the favorite instead of the best card means you still have a chance to win the game as long as you have the patience to play and out maneuver your opponent.


I’m not really sure where I wanted to go with this post, but I did answer the question and answer is Bulbasaur. He’s just so awesome and adorable, plus I love plant type Pokémon’s. He may not be the strongest of the bunch, but he does turn into an aggressive evolution version of himself in Venosaur. My opinion stands that you have to make with what you have. It may not be the strongest now, but if you are clever in your every move you can make anything work.