Arguably the most important component in any computer (along with the graphics card if you’re a gamer), your CPU has the most impact on performance. If you’re planning a new PC Build, perhaps one of the best PC builds, anytime soon, this Cyber Monday deals season should yield some good processor discounts, all of which we will be tracking below.
So far, we’re seeing some solid deals on current-gen chips from Intel, as well as AMD’s 2nd and 3rd Gen Ryzen chips. The brand-new Ryzen 5000 series processors provide epic upgrades in performance (see our review of the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X), but we don’t expect to find big discounts on them — it willalmost certainly be tough to find them in stock at all.
Below, we’re rounding up the best Cyber Monday CPU deals, from sales on low-end chips to high-end, multi-core productivity beasts like those you’ll find on our best CPUs page or high atop or CPU benchmark hierarchy.
For savings on other PC-related components and gear, check out our lists of best Cyber Monday tech deals overall, best Cyber Monday SSD deals, best Cyber Monday monitor deals, best Cyber Monday laptop deals and best Cyber Monday gaming PC deals.
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT: was $399, now $359 at Amazon
This processor can reach speeds as fast as 4.7GHz when boosted. It has 8 cores and a total of 16 threads. It’s currently discounted 10% at Amazon.View Deal
Intel Core i9-10850K: was $539, now $429 at Amazon
The Core i9-10850K gives you the same gaming performance as the Core i9-10900K, but at a lower price point, making it a great choice for performance fanatics. It also overclocks like a banshee. View Deal
Intel Core i3-10100: was $114, now $99 at Amazon
This affordable, entry-level CPU offers 4 cores and 8 threads, along with a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost of 4.3 GHz. It has a 65W TDP so is easy to keep cool and includes a cooler in the box.View Deal
Intel Core i9-9900K: was $389, now $319 at Amazon
The Intel Core i9-9900K has 8 cores and a total of 16 threads. It has a base operating speed of 3.6GHz and can reach 5.0GHz when unlocked. This processor uses an LGA 1151 socket.View Deal
Intel Core i9-10850KA: was $484, now $454 at Newegg
This CPU from Intel has 10 cores and a total of 20 threads. It has a base operating speed of 3.6 GHz. When unlocked, it can reach 5.2 GHz. Use promo code FTENCL3685KA at checkout to get this deal.View Deal
Intel Core i7-10700K: was $399, now $359 at Newegg
A fantastic processor for 1080p gaming, the Core i7-10700K boasts a 5.1-GHz boost clock speed with 8 cores and 16 threads. It comes free with Marvel’s Avengers. Use promo code BFRDAY28 to lock in this deal.View Deal
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU: was $749, now $659 at Amazon
This is a 16-core CPU that’s top-of-the-line among its Zen 2 competition, and still plenty relevant against newer, rarer Zen 3 CPUs. Its power efficiency, 3.5/4.7GHz clock speeds and overclockability make it a great all-rounder.
AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs
AMD’s brand new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, which range from the Ryzen 5 5600X on the low end to the Ryzen 9 5950X on the high end are slowly rolling out to stores. As we write this, most if not all are out of stock, but check the dynamic widgets below for up-to-date information on each.