As we have mentioned in the intro, the CPU doesn’t limit your gaming experience unless you’re trying to play at very high frame rates. However, you can get great performance for under $300 by choosing AMD’s CPUs, especially the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.
Now going back to the Intel CPUs, you’re also getting great performance if you’re able to find the CPUs at reasonable prices. Nonetheless, it always goes down to the type of software you mainly use. For instance, as a gamer, you’re looking to get a 1920×1080 resolution. If you’re strictly using your PC for gaming, the Core i5-9600K can deliver the performance you want at a good price.
What Intel CPUs cannot deliver is the performance for content creation and productivity since it’s a workload that is multi-threaded in nature, and it’s more in AMD’s playground.
With AMD you get the bang for the buck, even if you choose the lower AMD Ryzen 5 3600. Plus, its always easy to upgrade since AMD has promised existing motherboards will continue to be compatible with the new 2020 AMD chips.