Best laptop processor 2023

Which is the best laptop processor? What is the best laptop generation? In this article, we will get to know all of this. Before that, let's define the processor first.

The CPU or processor can be defined as the brain of the computer. These chips consist of multiple microprocessors and have different sections such as air and logical unit (ALU), main memory, input/output (I/O) and even graphic processing unit (GPU). In short, a CPU is an electronic circuit that can process a certain amount of instructions and give desired results.

How do you choose the best laptop processor?

I know this sounds more technical than it actually is, and trust me, it is. Choosing the best processor for your next laptop or computer can leave you confused. However, we are here to help you. There are a few basic things to keep in mind when choosing a CPU or processor. 


It is necessary to choose the latest generation of processors for your computer or choose a laptop with the processor that was introduced recently. For example, the last generation of Intel is the eleventh, and therefore, if you are buying a laptop or home PC at the moment, it must have an Intel processor of the eleventh generation. The concept is very simple; The newer the processor, the more efficient it will be and will consume less battery.


We know that processor architecture plays a vital role in delivering performance. Whereas, the entire CPU market has been dominated by Intel and AMD processors for a long time and the x86 based processors were introduced in 1978. However, a new ARM architecture has appeared recently which promises battery efficiency and powerful performance.

Truth be told, the ARM CPU industry is limited, and only Apple has been able to successfully capitalize on this architecture. So, unless you're buying a MacBook or iMac, the only architecture you have to worry about is x86.

Core and threads:

For the average person, the formula is very simple. Higher core = higher thread count. You don't have to worry too much if the processor you're buying has multiple cores. Again, though, many factors come into play when talking about CPU and cores. The most important thing to remember is to choose a processor with multiple cores and efficiency. 

Ranking of the best CPU processor for laptops

Ranking of the best CPU processor for laptops
Best laptop processor 2023

To help you out, we have compiled a list of the top 200 CPUs/Processors and ranked them by performance and benchmarks. In our list of the best CPU processors, you will find all the laptops that will be perfect for your performance needs.

rankprocessor modelcores/threads3DMark score3DMark06 CPUCinebench R20Geekbench score 5.4 64-bit multi-core
1AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX64/128166562357114881
2AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX32/64169231646428798
3AMD Ryzen 9 7900X12/24212841156319987
4AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16/3217656.5n210061n216248n2
5AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX24/48110731000010501
6Intel Core i9-12900 k8/24184261024017854
7Intel Core i9 - 1290016/241746471798924
8Intel Core i9 - 12900HX16/24176688842.5n816311.5n8
9AMD Ryzen 9 3950X16/32907512363
10AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12/2415706n11862911350n16
11Intel Core i9-10980XE18/36141298532.5n216480
12Intel Core i9-9980XE18/3611511134958857n215780
13AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X16/32695012160
14AMD Ryzen 9 3900X12/2414889n96910n310498n4
15Intel Core i7-12700H14/20715813256
16Intel Core i5-12600K6/1615722669212797
17Intel Core i9-11900 K8/16127625576.5n410596.5n4
18AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8/1615873606811354
19Intel Core i9-10900 k10/20137686181n311393n3
20AMD Ryzen 9 390012/2413817632110190
21Intel Core i9-10850K10/2013440596111436
22Intel Core i7-11700K8/1612020163885361n210786.5n2
23Apple M1 Max10/10273512635.5n2
24Apple M1 Pro10/10272112499
25Intel Core i9-1091010/20519610244
26Intel Core i9-11980HK8/164700n79431.5n4
27AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX8/16
28AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X12/241094858609840
29Intel Core i9-11900H8/164950.5n49645.5n4
30AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX8/1614317n34960.5n208479n17
31AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X16/32670011237
32AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS8/164651n28620
33Apple M1 Pro 8-Core8/89942
34Intel Core i9-11950H8/164664.5n27286
35Intel Xeon W-11955M8/16
36AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT8/1651208948
37Intel Core i7-11850H8/164244.5n29250n2
38AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS8/165058n37838.5n2
39AMD Ryzen 7 3700X8/1613814.5n247828960
40Intel Core i9-9900KS8/161175314883.5n24819.5n29100
41Intel Core i7-10700K8/161119348828925n2
42Intel Core i9-9900K8/161090014281.5n64871n28845
43AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6/1214576n245678980
44Intel Core i5-11600K6/12145194301.5n28429.5n2
45Intel Core i7-11800H8/16101444724n318321n26
46AMD Ryzen 7 5800H8/16132804698n207641n17
47Intel Core i7-107008/16101758173
48Intel Core i9-7900X10/201050112678527011222
49AMD Ryzen 9 4900H8/164409n28012n2
50Intel Core i9-10980HK8/16931513765n23883n138155.5n12
51AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS8/167454
52AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS8/161244842887675
53Intel Xeon W-10885M8/16134903882.5n48378n3
54Intel Core i9-10885H8/16121013639n36914n3
55AMD Ryzen 5 5600H6/12120083656n56505n3
56AMD Ryzen 7 5800U8/163479n46450n3
57AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U8/16117933353.5n26088n2
58AMD Ryzen 7 4800H8/1612683n24339.5n187955n17
59Intel Core i7-10875H8/16890012944.5n23391.5n327799n29
60Intel Core i9-9980HK8/16850613208n33475n107568n3
61Intel Core i7-10870H8/1690423632n127735.5n12
62Intel Core i7-9700K8/8796112928n532507440
63AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS8/161278538697611n2
64Intel Core i9-9880H8/1612225.5n23235n77231n2
65Intel Core i5-10600K6/1234437248
66Intel Core i7-8086K6/12819611218n23111n25485
67Intel Core i7-8700K6/12785511701n331656310
68AMD Ryzen 7 2700X8/1610643n1539447021.5n2
69Intel Core i5-11400F6/121335939457681
70Intel Core i5-10400F6/1232016365n2
71AMD Ryzen 7 4980U8/1634537156
72Intel Core i7-6950X10/2010754106588888
73Intel Core i7-97008/8715928927060
74Intel Core i9-8950HK6/12568611055n72651.5n25205
75Intel Xeon E-2186M6/125239
76Intel Xeon E-2276M6/122782.5n26595
77Intel Xeon E-2176G6/12117196271
78Intel Xeon W-21458/169146
79Intel Core i7-87006/12719111193n36250
80Intel Core i5-9600K6/65841109745855
81Intel Core i9-9900T8/161025926265888
82Intel Core i7-9850H6/1210056n22114n25270
83Intel Core i7-9750H6/12592610791.5n102599n555813n13
84AMD Ryzen 7 27008/1694756560
85AMD Ryzen 7 1800X8/169585n33610.5n26545n3
86Intel Xeon W-11855M6/12
87Intel Core i5-11500H6/12
88Intel Core i5-11400H6/1212041n23314n56747n5
89AMD Ryzen 7 1700X8/169076n232806275
90AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS6/12
91Intel Core i5-11260H6/123831
92Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4.014/288285.5n2
93AMD Ryzen 7 5700U8/16116623393n96264n9
94AMD Ryzen 5 4600H6/123234n76021.5n6
95Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2.012/248843
96Intel Xeon W-10855M6/126231
97Intel Core i7-10850H6/12947126365753
98AMD Ryzen 7 4800U8/16102273213n35898n3
99AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS6/126345
100Intel Core i7-10750H6/12677711307n32941n436308n43
101Intel Xeon E2176m6/129757n3
102Intel Core i7-11390H4/8
103Intel Core i7-11375H4/825696098
104Intel Core i7-1195G74/899891999.5n44035.5n4
105AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U8/16110083203n56153n5
106Intel Core i7-8850H6/1210516n32522n34908
107Intel Core i7-11370H4/850692299n55599.5n4
108Intel Core i7-1185G74/82101n235551.5n18
109Intel Core i7-7740X4/810252n223915107
110Intel Core i5-8600K6/658929078
111Intel Core i7-7700K4/85315101562200
112Intel Core i5-85006/69903
113Intel Core i7-8750H6/12549110294.5n222336.5n64820
114AMD Ryzen 7 4700U8/88629n22647n95656n8
115Apple M18/82093.5n47584n8
116Intel Core i7-1165G74/839508178.5n41987.5n665186.5n64
117Intel Core i7-10810U6/1264961767n44456n4
118Intel Core i7-10710U6/12104512356.5n45839
119Intel Core i5-10500H6/121115729966332n3
120Intel Core i5-84006/69474
121Intel Core i7-5960X8/1689379924
122AMD Ryzen 7 17008/168335n2
123AMD Ryzen 5 2600X6/1226886094n2
124Intel Core i5-1155G74/8
125AMD Ryzen 5 5600U6/12113493067n34201.5n2
126AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U6/121112427715788
127AMD Ryzen 5 4680U6/1224785785
128AMD Ryzen 5 26006/12929027936069.5n2
129AMD Ryzen 5 5500U6/1286352616n115388n10
130AMD Ryzen 5 4600U6/122544n35591
131AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U6/12101822599n44648.5n4
132Intel Core i5-11320H4/8
133Intel Core i5-11300H4/8102502237n74593n7
134Intel Core i5-10400H4/8957819244332
135Intel Core i3-103204/8991123204846
136Intel Core i7-4960X6/128743
137Intel Core i7-77004/84647
138Intel Core i5-1145G74/8
139Intel Core i7-6700K4/849779037n2
140Intel Xeon E5-26808/167924
141Intel Core i7-3960X6/128330n3
142Intel Core i5-1135G74/890931854n414697.5n38
143Intel Core i5-10300H4/89744n22113.5n144399n15
144AMD Ryzen 5 4500U6/68933.5n22219n134632n10
145Intel Core i7-8809G4/888372005
146Intel Core i7-4790K4/844249485n142043
147Intel Core i5-8500T6/68062
148Intel Core i5-9400H4/8
149AMD Ryzen 5 16006/128244n22578n25424.5n2
150Intel Core i5-10200H4/84126
151Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5.04/88470
152Intel Core i7-67004/843288478n3
153Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6.0 processor4/88227.5n2
154Intel Core i5-1038NG74/8784419984564
155Intel Core i7-8709G4/8
156Intel Core i7-8706G4/8
157Intel Core i7-8705G4/81883n24047
158Intel Core i7-1068G74/84449
159Intel Core i7-7920HQ4/8
160Intel Core i5-9300HF4/84370
161Intel Core i5-9300H4/840628107n31737n9
162Intel Core i7-47904/83905
163Intel Core i5-8400H4/8
164Intel Core i7-7700T4/88273
165Intel Core i5-7600 k4/48532
166Intel Core i7-8559U4/8831316913660
167Intel Core i7-5775C4/87933
168Intel Core i7-4770K4/841418030n2
169Intel Core i7-4790S4/8
170Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6.04/87713.5n2
171Intel Core i5-8300H4/83270
172Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5.0 processor4/84075
173AMD Ryzen 5 1500X4/874031783n24603.5n2
174AMD Ryzen 3 3300X4/824305311
175Intel Core i5-9400F6/6506523785715
176AMD Ryzen 3 31004/822825005
177AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U4/83657
178Intel Core i3-101004/821814758n2
179Intel Core i3-10100F4/83650
180Intel Core i3-9100F4/411754074
181Intel Core i7-1180G74/813015304
182Intel Core i7-4940MX4/87678
183Intel Core i7-7820HQ4/87679n3
184Intel Core i7-7820HK4/842108038n4
185Intel Core i7-6920HQ4/87807
186Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5.0 processor4/8
187Intel Core i7-5950HQ4/8
188Intel Core i7-4930MX4/87456n6
189Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5.0 processor4/87221n3
190Intel Core i7-6970HQ4/8
191AMD Ryzen 5 2400G4/8667218955128.5n4
192Intel Core i7-7700HQ4/836997686n301774n23742
193Intel Core i5-8305G4/87755
194Intel Core i3-1125G44/8
195Intel Core i5-75004/47247
196Intel Core i7-8557U4/84119
197Intel Xeon E3-1515M v5.0 processor4/8
198Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5.0 processor4/87024n5
199Intel Core i7-6870HQ4/8
200Intel Core i5-8269U4/8
Source:, Geekbench, 3D Mark Physics Score

Which is the best processor for a laptop, Apple, Intel, or AMD?

Which is the best processor for a laptop, Apple, Intel, or AMD?
Best laptop processor 2023

Answering this question can be difficult, even for an expert like me. However, I will try to be as helpful as possible.

I realize after reading this list; Processors can easily get confused. However, there is an easy solution. Simply use the appropriate wizard for your needs. Then, analyze necessity, need, and workforce, and you'll be done quickly. The battle between AMD, Intel and Apple can go on for a very long time.

In the early days, AMD wasn't as popular as it is now; Its market value was negligible since its processors were not of a high standard. However, in late 2017, AMD introduced the Ryzen 5 range, and it did quite well for a processor that was priced lower than the Intel i3. Indeed, in 2020, AMD surprised everyone with its new ThreadRipper model, which underestimated Intel i7 and i9 in terms of performance and was relatively cheaper than Intel.

So, if you are looking for an affordable laptop processor that can perform very well, then AMD is the processor you need. As far as Apple is concerned, its laptop processor blew everybody away when it was launched. A new revolution in the entire laptop industry, introducing mobile hardware architecture for the first time to ARM for a high-performance laptop, and surprisingly, it works really well. So far, the M1 chipset is only available for Macbooks, and it runs native applications quite smoothly.


So this was all about the best processor for a laptop. Although this list consists of the best laptop and PC processors or CPUs, buying a processor for your computer or choosing a laptop with an excellent processor requires a lot of research. Our goal is to reduce this search. You should also consider the business for which you are purchasing the processor. Although there is no point in buying a high-end laptop processor if you don't need it. Or, if you're daring, you can always choose the latest processor with higher cores. You will do any job.

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