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Enter the world of Intel processors, the driving force behind high-end gaming setups. With a long history and reputation for top-notch tech, Intel CPUs are your ticket to ultimate gaming power. Whether you're into competitive gaming or content creation, Intel processors bring the performance you crave. Take your setup to the next level with a variety of Intel CPUs and dominate the gaming scene. Level up today and experience the unstoppable force of Intel. 

  1. Intel Core i5-10600KF 4.8Ghz Turbo Six Core LGA1200 Comet Lake CPU Processor - TRAY
    Intel Core i5-10600KF 4.8Ghz Turbo Six Core LGA1200 Comet Lake CPU Processor - TRAY
    £109.99 £91.66
    In stock
  2. Intel Core i5-10600K 4.8Ghz Turbo Six Core Comet Lake CPU Processor Tray - LGA 1200 -  CM8070104282134
    Intel Core i5-10600K 4.8Ghz Turbo Six Core Comet Lake CPU Processor Tray - LGA 1200 - CM8070104282134
    £144.99 £120.82
    In stock
  3. Intel Core i9-14900KS 24 Core 6.2GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514900KS
    Intel Core i9-14900KS 24 Core 6.2GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514900KS
    Special Price £679.99 £566.66 was £699.99
    In stock
  4. Intel Core i3-14100F Raptor Lake Refresh 4 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i3-14100F Raptor Lake Refresh 4 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £119.99 £99.99
    In stock
  5. Intel Core i3-14100 Raptor Lake Refresh 4 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i3-14100 Raptor Lake Refresh 4 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £144.99 £120.82
    In stock
  6. Intel Core i5-14400F Raptor Lake Refresh 10 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i5-14400F Raptor Lake Refresh 10 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £199.99 £166.66
    In stock
  7. Intel Core i5-14400 Raptor Lake Refresh 10 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i5-14400 Raptor Lake Refresh 10 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £232.99 £194.16
    In stock
  8. Intel Core i5-14500 Raptor Lake Refresh 14 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i5-14500 Raptor Lake Refresh 14 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £244.95 £204.12
    In stock
  9. Intel Core i7-14700F Raptor Lake Refresh 20 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i7-14700F Raptor Lake Refresh 20 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £369.95 £308.29
    In stock
  10. Intel Core i7-14700 Raptor Lake Refresh 20 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    Intel Core i7-14700 Raptor Lake Refresh 20 Core LGA 1700 Processor - Retail
    £389.95 £324.96
    In stock
  11. Intel Core i9-14900F Raptor Lake Refresh 24 Core LGA 1700 Processor
    Intel Core i9-14900F Raptor Lake Refresh 24 Core LGA 1700 Processor
    £549.95 £458.29
    In stock
  12. Intel Core i9-14900 Raptor Lake Refresh 24 Core LGA 1700 Processor
    Intel Core i9-14900 Raptor Lake Refresh 24 Core LGA 1700 Processor
    Special Price £554.99 £462.49 was £569.95
    In stock
  13. Intel Core i5-14600KF 14 Core 5.3GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514600KF
    Intel Core i5-14600KF 14 Core 5.3GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514600KF
    Special Price £279.99 £233.32 was £289.99
    In stock
  14. Intel Core i5-14600K 14 Core 5.3GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514600K
    Intel Core i5-14600K 14 Core 5.3GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514600K
    Special Price £299.99 £249.99 was £324.99
    In stock
  15. Intel Core i7-14700KF 20 Core 5.6GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514700KF
    Intel Core i7-14700KF 20 Core 5.6GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514700KF
    Special Price £379.99 £316.66 was £384.95
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  16. Intel Core i7-14700K 20 Core 5.6GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514700K
    Intel Core i7-14700K 20 Core 5.6GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514700K
    Special Price £399.95 £333.29 was £434.99
    In stock
  17. Intel Core i9-14900KF 24 Core 5.8GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514900KF
    Intel Core i9-14900KF 24 Core 5.8GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514900KF
    Special Price £519.99 £433.32 was £597.99
    In stock
  18. Intel Core i9-14900K 24 Core 5.8GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514900K
    Intel Core i9-14900K 24 Core 5.8GHz LGA 1700 Raptor Lake Refresh Processor - BX8071514900K
    £559.99 £466.66
    In stock
  19. Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition Raptor Lake 24 Core 5.8GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513900KS
    Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition Raptor Lake 24 Core 5.8GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513900KS
    Special Price £699.99 £583.32 was £714.99
    In stock
  20. Intel Core i7-12700F Twelve Core 2.10GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i7-12700F Twelve Core 2.10GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Special Price £239.99 £199.99 was £289.99
    In stock
  21. Intel Core i7-12700 Twelve Core 2.10GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i7-12700 Twelve Core 2.10GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Special Price £304.99 £254.16 was £389.99
    In stock
  22. Intel Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake 24 Core 5.6GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513900
    Intel Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake 24 Core 5.6GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513900
    £549.99 £458.32
    In stock
  23. Intel Core i5-12600 Six Core 3.30GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i5-12600 Six Core 3.30GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Special Price £254.99 £212.49 was £264.99
    In stock
  24. Intel Core i7-13700F Raptor Lake 16 Core 5.2GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513700F
    Intel Core i7-13700F Raptor Lake 16 Core 5.2GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513700F
    Special Price £359.99 £299.99 was £372.99
    In stock
  25. Intel Core i7-13700 Raptor Lake 16 Core 5.2GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513700
    Intel Core i7-13700 Raptor Lake 16 Core 5.2GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513700
    £402.99 £335.82
    In stock
  26. Intel Core i5-12400F Six Core 2.50GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i5-12400F Six Core 2.50GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Special Price £104.99 £87.49 was £199.99
    In stock
  27. Intel Core i5-12400 Six Core 2.50GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i5-12400 Six Core 2.50GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    £159.99 £133.32
    In stock
  28. Intel Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake 14 Core 4.8GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513500
    Intel Core i5-13500 Raptor Lake 14 Core 4.8GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513500
    £244.99 £204.16
    In stock
  29. Intel Core i3-12100F Quad Core 3.30GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i3-12100F Quad Core 3.30GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Special Price £84.99 £70.82 was £89.99
    In stock
  30. Intel Core i5-13400F Raptor Lake 10 Core 4.6GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513400F
    Intel Core i5-13400F Raptor Lake 10 Core 4.6GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513400F
    Special Price £169.99 £141.66 was £181.99
    In stock
  31. Intel Core i5-13400 Raptor Lake 10 Core 4.6GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513400
    Intel Core i5-13400 Raptor Lake 10 Core 4.6GHz LGA 1700 Processor - BX8071513400
    Special Price £229.95 £191.62 was £244.99
    In stock
  32. Intel Core i3-12100 Quad Core 3.30GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Intel Core i3-12100 Quad Core 3.30GHz CPU Alder Lake Processor - LGA 1700
    Special Price £111.99 £93.32 was £149.99
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Intel CPU Buying Guide

Intel, a heavyweight in the world of CPUs, has consistently delivered cutting-edge processors that cater to the unique needs of gaming enthusiasts. This buying guide takes you through the realm of Intel CPUs, providing essential insights into what they are, their impact on your gaming experience, crucial considerations for your purchase, and the distinctions between buying a standalone Intel CPU and opting for a motherboard bundle.


Understanding Intel CPUs:


Intel Central Processing Units (CPUs) serve as the brainpower behind your gaming rig. They execute instructions, drive gaming performance, and manage the overall operation of your computer. Intel is renowned for producing high-performance CPUs that seamlessly handle the complex demands of modern gaming.


Why Intel CPUs Matter:


Exceptional Gaming Performance: Intel CPUs are synonymous with top-tier gaming experiences, offering high clock speeds and multiple cores for outstanding gaming performance.


FPS Enhancement: If you're looking to maximise your frames per second (FPS) in games, Intel CPUs provide the horsepower to boost your gaming visuals and responsiveness.


Optimal Game Compatibility: Intel CPUs are highly compatible with most games, ensuring smooth gameplay across various titles.


Multitasking Mastery: Whether you're streaming your gameplay, editing videos, or running multiple applications, Intel CPUs effortlessly handle multitasking without compromising performance.


Future-Proofing: Investing in an Intel CPU is a commitment to the future. These processors are built to handle upcoming gaming advancements and software requirements.


Key Considerations When Choosing an Intel CPU:


Performance Needs: Determine your gaming requirements. Intel offers a range of CPUs designed to meet various gaming preferences, from casual gaming to professional esports.


Socket Compatibility: Ensure the Intel CPU you choose is compatible with your motherboard. Different generations and models may require specific motherboard sockets.


Clock Speed and Cores: The clock speed and the number of cores are critical factors that influence gaming performance. Assess your needs to select the right balance.


Cooling Solutions: Some Intel CPUs come bundled with cooling solutions, while others require separate coolers. Be prepared to manage the thermal needs of your CPU.


Overclocking: If you're eager to push your CPU to its limits, look for an Intel CPU optimised for overclocking.


Budget: Intel CPUs are available at various price points. Choose one that aligns with your budget while meeting your gaming aspirations.


Standalone Intel CPU vs. Bundle:


When it comes to purchasing an Intel CPU, you have two options: acquiring a standalone CPU or choosing a motherboard bundle. Standalone CPUs offer flexibility, allowing you to select a processor that precisely matches your gaming demands. This choice is ideal for users with advanced hardware expertise.


On the other hand, opting for a motherboard bundle simplifies the process. These bundles pair a compatible Intel CPU with a motherboard, ensuring hassle-free assembly and the peace of mind that both components work seamlessly together. For beginners and those who prefer a straightforward approach, bundles provide convenience and cost savings.


Your choice of an Intel CPU plays a pivotal role in your gaming experience. Balancing your performance needs, budget, and technical know-how is crucial when deciding between a standalone Intel CPU and a motherboard bundle. Whichever path you choose, Intel CPUs offer the raw power and reliability needed to elevate your gaming adventures to legendary status.

 

Intel CPU/Processor FAQ's

 

How to overclock Intel CPUs?

Overclocking your Intel CPU is a surefire way to boost your gaming PC's performance. This process pushes your processor beyond its factory settings to attain higher clock speeds. Here's a guide to get you started:


1. Ensure Your PC is Ready:

Before diving into overclocking, ensure your PC is up to the task. You'll need:

An Intel CPU with an unlocked 'K' or 'X' suffix (e.g., i9-10900K).

A compatible motherboard with a Z-series chipset (e.g., Z590).

A robust cooling solution to manage increased heat.


2. BIOS Configuration:

To overclock, you'll need to access your motherboard's BIOS. Follow these steps:

Restart your PC and, during boot, press the designated key (often Del or F2) to enter BIOS.

Locate the CPU settings, which may be labeled differently depending on your motherboard.

Increase the CPU multiplier in small increments (e.g., from 40 to 42).

Adjust the core voltage (Vcore) to ensure stability. Don't overdo it, as high voltage can damage your CPU.


3. Stress Testing:

After making adjustments, you'll want to stress test your CPU to check for stability. Tools like Prime95 and Intel XTU can help you monitor and test your overclock. Gradually increase the clock speed and Vcore voltage until you reach your desired overclock, all while ensuring your temperatures stay within safe limits (usually under 80°C).


4. Monitor Temps:

Keeping an eye on your CPU temperatures is critical. If they rise excessively, your PC could become unstable or even damage your components. High-quality air or liquid coolers can help manage the heat generated during overclocking.


5. Fine-Tuning:

Overclocking is all about balance. Sometimes, you may encounter system crashes or instability. If this happens, return to BIOS and tweak settings. Finding the perfect balance between clock speed and voltage is key.


6. Save Your Profile:

Once you're satisfied with your overclock, most motherboards allow you to save the settings as a profile in BIOS. This way, you can easily switch between overclocked and stock configurations.


Caution:

Overclocking can void your CPU's warranty and carries some risk. If done incorrectly, it can lead to hardware damage. Always proceed with caution and make gradual adjustments.

Overclocking Intel CPUs is a fantastic way to supercharge your gaming experience. It's an art that requires patience, tweaking, and careful monitoring. When done right, you'll enjoy faster framerates and a smoother gaming journey. So, gear up and get ready to push your gaming PC to the limit!

 


Are AM4 and Intel CPU coolers compatible?

AM4 and Intel CPU coolers are designed for different processor architectures, making them largely incompatible. Let's delve into the details:


1. Mounting Mechanism:

AM4 (AMD) and Intel CPUs have distinct mounting mechanisms. AM4 coolers come with brackets tailored to AMD sockets, while Intel coolers use brackets compatible with Intel sockets. The hole spacing and overall design differ, preventing one from being directly used on the other.


2. Cooler Performance:

Even if you were to somehow mount an AM4 cooler on an Intel CPU or vice versa, it might not provide the desired cooling performance. Coolers are engineered with specific thermal characteristics in mind for their intended CPU family. Using a cooler designed for a different CPU can result in suboptimal cooling or overheating.


3. Thermal Design Power (TDP):

AM4 and Intel processors have varying Thermal Design Power (TDP) ratings. The cooler's design, including the heatsink size and fan performance, is tailored to manage the TDP of its intended CPU. Swapping coolers between these platforms can lead to inefficient heat dissipation, affecting your PC's performance.


4. Third-Party Coolers:

While stock coolers bundled with processors are not interchangeable between AMD and Intel, some third-party CPU coolers come with universal mounting kits. These kits include multiple brackets and hardware to make the cooler compatible with various CPU sockets. If you have a third-party cooler with such versatility, you may be able to use it on both AM4 and Intel systems.


5. Check Cooler Specifications:

When shopping for a CPU cooler, check the manufacturer's specifications to ensure compatibility with your specific CPU socket. Many cooler manufacturers clearly state which sockets their products support.


Essentially, AM4 and Intel CPU coolers are not inherently compatible due to differences in mounting mechanisms, cooling performance, and TDP. To ensure efficient cooling and system stability, it's best to use a cooler specifically designed for your CPU's socket. If you want a cooler that can work with both AM4 and Intel, look for third-party options with universal mounting kits.

 


Are all Intel atom CPUs 32 bits?

Intel Atom CPUs come in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, with the latter offering improved performance and versatility. Your choice should be based on your specific computing needs, keeping in mind that Atom CPUs are generally better suited for low-power or small form factor devices rather than high-end gaming rigs. Let's delve into the specifics:


1. 32-bit Atom CPUs:

Many earlier Intel Atom processors were based on 32-bit architectures. These CPUs are capable of running 32-bit operating systems and applications. While they might lack the processing power of their 64-bit counterparts, they are still useful for specific tasks and older systems.


2. 64-bit Atom CPUs:

In response to the growing demand for more robust and versatile computing, Intel introduced 64-bit Atom processors. These CPUs can handle 64-bit operating systems and software, enabling better performance and support for more extensive RAM configurations. This makes them suitable for a broader range of tasks, including multimedia, web browsing, and light gaming.


3. Application in Gaming:

While Intel Atom CPUs are not typically associated with gaming due to their focus on low-power and small form factors, they can be found in specific devices like portable gaming consoles or mini PCs. For casual gaming and retro gaming emulation, 64-bit Atom CPUs are more capable, offering better graphics and overall performance.


4. Consider Your Needs:

When selecting an Intel Atom CPU for gaming or other tasks, consider your specific requirements. For modern gaming, a 64-bit Atom CPU with higher clock speeds and integrated graphics is preferable. However, for older or less demanding games, a 32-bit Atom CPU might suffice.


5. Checking CPU Specifications:

To determine whether a particular Intel Atom CPU is 32-bit or 64-bit, you can check the manufacturer's specifications. Look for information on the CPU's architecture, supported operating systems, and features.