Getting the best processor for your needs is the cornerstone of every PC build. Go too low and you’ll create a CPU bottleneck. Spend too much on a CPU and you won’t have enough money for a motherboard that can keep up with it. The best course of action is to purchase a suitable processor for Asus Prime Z590-P.

A high-end CPU won’t do you much if you run out of money for a fast GPU. In that case, it is better to buy a cheap gaming CPU and run it with a compatible motherboard. Because, you know, budget CPUs are more powerful than you think. And then there are the motherboards. Here is some compatible Intel CPU for Asus Prime Z590-P enlisted on Custom PC builder site:

Intel Core i9-11900K:-

It is the top-of-the-range CPU of the new Rocket Lake architecture that defines the new generation of the Azul brand. In this case Intel has gone back down to 8 cores and 16 threads as in the 9900K, for this reason we keep the 10900K for those who need more multi-core power. At the level of connectivity, Rocket Lake is much higher with 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes compared to 16 PCIe 3.0 for Comet Lake.

At the performance level, the 11900K has drastically increased its IPC by between 15 and 20% as demonstrated in our analysis, which allows it to stay very close to the 10900K. In games it remains practically the same, slightly lowered in some games, with improved over-clocking up to 5.3 GHz in turbo Max 3.0 and new ABT function on boards.

Intel Core i5-11500:-

We go down to the mid-range of Intel processors, and for a good quality/price ratio we have the 11500 a little step below the 11600 for mere frequency reasons. For those users who are looking for a CPU with good multitasking performance, and do not plan to buy one of the expensive Z590 motherboards, it will be the most balanced processor.

We have 6 cores and 12 threads running at 4.6 GHz in Turbo Boost 2.0, and only 65W of TDP that are easily cooled with a single block heatsink. It’s a good way to save money to invest in a good graphics card or motherboard, and with 12 MB of cache there will be no problem with crashes at any time.

Intel Core i5-10600K:-

The latest 6 cores and 12 threads CPU from Intel is a little gaming beast. The Intel Core i5-10600K is very easy to over-clock and once it gets above 5GHz it offers pretty much the same performance as the 10900K for a much lower price. For those who say a 6-core CPU won’t matter with next-gen titles, well, the next-gen switch won’t happen overnight. The 10600K is and will remain competitive for at least a couple of years.

And once you get behind the pack, you’ll be able to slap an 11th Gen Intel CPU on the same board. That’s the beauty of the Z490 chipset: it will support 11th Gen Intel CPUs including flagship models powerful enough for any upcoming next-gen games.

By Manali