Best CPU for RTX 3070

A round-up of processors for RTX 3070 and other budget-friendly graphics cards.

AMD and Intel are competing in this never-ending game for a long time now and AMD had an edge in the past few years with their Ryzen processors. However, the latest processors by Intel are a lot different from previous generations. The 12th-generation processors mimic the big.LITTLE ARM architecture, where the processor is composed of two kinds of cores. 

The 12th-generation processors come with both performance cores and efficient cores, which is why the overall core count of these processors is higher than their AMD counterparts. There are some exceptions to this rule like Core i5-12400, which does not come with efficient cores at all, although most others processors do.

AMD, on the other hand, is set to release the Zen4-based Ryzen processors at the end of the year, although Ryzen 5000-series processors seem more than enough to compete with Intel counterparts. The Ryzen 5 5600X is the cheapest processor of the bunch, with six cores, and Ryzen 9 5950X is the flagship processor with sixteen cores.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 is one of this generation’s most attractive graphics cards, as it can play the latest demanding games at ultra settings at 1440P resolution and even 4K resolution in some cases. The low price point of this graphics card compared to RTX 3080 or AMD RX 6800 XT makes it a great GPU for mid-range users. In this article, we will check the best CPU for RTX 3070.

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Mussab Ali
Mussab Ali

I love building gaming rigs and benchmarking games on them. I am a PC builder by day and content writer by night.

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