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I have a Motherboard that suports 4th & 5th Generation intel core processors. Can someone recomend me the best processor in terms of high performance for gaming and adobe or other editing softwares from those Gen?

jmanu4
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the motherboard is a MSI Gaming 3 Z97

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AlHill
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You can use only the processors supported by the MSI BIOS that are listed here:

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z97-GAMING-3#support-cpu

 

You can lookup (and compare) each processor to get specifications using this link:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark.html

 

Be aware that you may need to use your old processor to upgrade the bios PRIOR to installing a newer processor in some cases.

 

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jmanu4
Beginner
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Thank you very much! Your answer cleared me alot of things!

I will pay atention to the cpu's compatible with my Motherboard.👍

AlHill
Super User
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No problem - glad to help.

 

When you have decided on 3 or 4 processors, use the compare function in the ark link to get a good comparison of the processors.

 

Any upgrade processor must be socket, chipset, and BIOS compatible. The MSI link provides that information.

 

Now, you may also want to pay attention to power and heating:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005682/processors.html

 

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