AMD vs Intel showdown: what’s the best gaming CPU?

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As part of TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week, we’ve pitted the two titans of the CPU world against each other.

In the red corner, we have AMD, the plucky pretender to the throne that’s had a rough few years out in the wilderness, but has now come out swinging with its new line of Ryzen CPUs.

In the blue corner, there’s Intel, the current world champion – but for how long?

Prices for the two: The Fierce PC Imperial Clash – Intel Edition goes for £1,849.95 (around $2,350, AU$3180), while the Fierce PC Imperial Clash – AMD Edition is priced at £1,819.95 (around $2,300, AU$3100).

To find out we’ve matched up and tested both machines against GTA V, The Division, Firestrike, Skydiver and Timespy.