Building a gaming computer requires careful consideration while picking the right graphics card and CPU. You have to ensure that one does not bottleneck the other. Pairing a high-end CPU with a mid-range GPU or the other way around will simply empty your wallet and give you sub-par gaming experience. To get things right, we've put together a list of the best CPUs for gaming from Intel and AMD. All processors in this list are within the latest three generations from either manufacturer so you'll find CPUs after 8th Gen Intel and from the first gen AMD Ryzen onwards. You will have to pair some of the unlocked processors with the right motherboard to get the most out of them. We'll tackle that in a different article.