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Best CPUs (Processors) Under 20000 in India for Gaming

Central Processing Unit a.k.a CPU is one of the core elements, that you have got to choose carefully when u are building a desktop computer be it for gaming or productive work like editing or production especially when you are under a budget. So here is a guide for you tech-savvy people out there for the best processors under 20000. We have got both team red(AMD) and team blue(Intel) covered under this guide.

Ryzen 5 3600 (Best Processor under 20000) ?

+ 6 CPU cores

+ 12 threads

+ Unlocked

+ 3.6 GHz base clock 

+ 4.2 GHz max boost clock

+ 32MB of L3  Cache

+ PCIe gen 4 capable 

+ DDR4 system memory 

For team red, we have got the Ryzen 3600 with its six cores and twelve threads comes at a whopping price of Rs. 18,349 saving you Rs. 1,651. After coming out on July 7, 2019, it took over the market by storm. It had the right combination of price, cores, frequency, features, and compatibility and when added to the right sort of motherboard it could make your desktop fly off the shelves. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is the cheapest processor that comes under AMD’s Zen2 microarchitecture. This was pushing new performance boundaries clock-for-clock against Intel’s other desktop processors. AMD has always been straightforward with its marketing policy – more for less. Generally, we see AMD offering more cores than Intel for less money, and also providing us with unrestrained feature sets for each processor regardless of the price. That includes Hyper-Threading(Amd prefers to call it SMT), unlocked multipliers that enable easy overclocking,  and in-box coolers all of which are either left out or disabled in some of its chips for so-called “segmentation” by Intel.

The Ryzen 5 3600 has the same basic underlying features as that of its counterpart Ryzen 5 3600X which means it has the same six-core 12-thread design, access to 24 lanes of PCIe 4.0, and 32MB ofL3 cache, with the only step back is having the 65W Wraith Stealth cooler, instead of the more-capable 95W Wraith Spire Cooler which comes with the Ryzen 5 3600X. The solid combination of features and overclock ability makes the Ryzen 5 3600 the clear choice for enthusiasts looking for a great processor under the Rs. 20, 000 price range. The Ryzen 5 3600’s 4.2GHz boost frequency is lower than the Core i5-9500’s 4.4 GHz boost, but it has a 3.6 GHz base frequency which equals a 600 MHz advantage specially when paired with AMD’s drastic improvement to its IPC throughput it results in higher performance under heavy workloads, not to forget the six additional threads on AMD’s part.  The Precision Boost Overdrive(PBO) feature which AMD has to offer is an automated overclocking tool that tunes the processor to its maximum performance bracket based on the cooling, motherboard, and power delivery accommodations. To simplify the quality of the cooling situation, and the vagaries of the silicon lottery decide how well the PBO can auto-tune the processor. To top it all of the new generation’s Ryzen processors can be fitted in the same socket, unlike Intel.

i5 9600k (Best Processor under 20000)?

+ 6 CPU core

+ 6 threads

+ unlocked

+ 3.7 GHz base clock

+ 4.6 GHz max boost clock

+ 9 MB Intel Smart Cache

+ PCIe gen 3 capable

+ DDR4 system memory

For team blue, we have got the Intel Core i5 9600k also coming with six cores but only six threads priced at Rs. 18,400 saving you Rs. 1,650. This is a hexa-core chip built on Intel’s Coffee Lake architecture released in October 2018. It is the best unlocked Intel processor that you can get your hands on for the price range of Rs. 20,000. Sadly enough it does not come with any kind of stock cooler.

The i5 9600k has a base clock of 3.7 GHz that can be overclocked to give speeds up to 4.6 GHz. It does not support Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology meaning it can execute up to six threads simultaneously putting it at a disadvantage against Ryzen 5 3600. This processor can only be fit in a Z390 chipset motherboard and if you are going to overclock it you are going to need a decent cooler as it does not come with any kind of cooling services. Intel said in a statement that this processor has a 95 W thermal design power(TDP) but it consumes up to 150 W or even more than that when overclocked. This processor can function very well as a gaming CPU but for content creation purposes it is absolutely not recommended since it can only give you single-threaded performance.

Ryzen 5 3600XT (Best Processor under 20000) ?

+ 6 CPU cores

+ 12 threads

+ Unlocked

+ 3.8 GHz base clock 

+ 4.5 GHz max boost clock

+ 32MB of L3 cache

+ 3MB of L2 cache

+ PCIe gen 4 capable 

+ DDR4 system memory

And if u are feeling a little bit pocket-friendly we recommend that u go for the Ryzen 5 3600XT hands down as this is the best performing processor that is out there for the price of Rs. 22,005 costing you a little extra pinch of Rs. 2,000 then the initial budget of Rs. 20,000. This is a mid-range desktop CPU that is the lowest-end of AMD’s previous-gen XT series of processors. The XT series of processors are improved gaming chips while the Ryzen 5 3600XT is the best gaming CPU that is out there at this price range which can even put Intel’s Core i5 10600K to shame in terms of handling content creation tasks. It has the same AM4 socket with a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz and overclocked max boost of 4.5 GHz, 3MB of L2 cache, and 32MB of L3 cache. 

Features of Ryzen 5 3600XT

+ 4 CPU cores

+ 8 threads

+ 11 GPU Cores

+ Unlocked

+ 3.7 GHz base clock 

+ 4.2 GHz max boost clock

+ 6MB of L2 and L3 cache

+ PCIe gen 3 capable

+ DDR4 memory

Sadly the Ryzen 5 3600XT does not come with an integrated graphics card which can be a deal-breaker for you at this price point depending on your budget as you may save up for a dedicated GPU while using the integrated graphics as the daily driver. If that is the case then we recommend the Ryzen 5 3400G a beast in its own field fitting in the same price bracket. This has awesome multi-threading performance and integrated graphics which can run entry-level 3D games at very low graphics. It is not based on the Zen 2 architecture but rather it is a successor of the previous-gen Ryzen 5 2400G. This has a base clock performance of 3.7 GHz and a maximum boost clock speed of 4.2 GHz, and it also comes with AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 integrated graphics which is far better than Intel’s UHD Graphics 630.

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