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Below is a ranking of the top CPU manufacturers and top CPU companies. These are the best companies in the CPU field as voted on by users. If you're looking to purchase a CPU then these are the companies and brands you should be looking at. Many of the top CPU manufacturers on this list are preferred by the biggest and best laptop brands in the world, so be sure to check out and vote for yours! Some of these computer chip manufacturers design CPUs for OEMs and greatly impact your computing experience despite not selling directly to consumers.

Manufacturers of CPU hardware can be found in order of quality on this CPU brands list. As easy as buying a prebuilt computer can be, there is a definite satisfaction that comes with building your own PC. Beyond the obvious monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers that sit on your desk, the computer itself requires a CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, sound card, network card, power supply, hard disk drive, power supply, and a case to put it all in. Some motherboards may also have those separate expansion cards already integrated. If you're careful, you may even be able to build your own custom machine for less money than it would cost for a pre-built model.

These are some of the factors to consider in evaluating what are the best CPU manufacturers. When you upgrade your hardware, you can also sell the individual components to help offset your costs. If you want another expert opinion, check out these CPU reviews.

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1
2,802 702
Intel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

2
1,985 532
Advanced Micro Devices is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry

3
1,089 421
NVIDIA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Game4life added Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

4
690 366
Qualcomm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Telecommunications equipment, Telecommunications, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

5
342 193
Hewlett-Packard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
HimanshuSwagat added Software, Computer hardware, Electronic Computer Manufacturing

6
444 388
Motorola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Telecommunications, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment, Electronic Components

7
223 154
Acer Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
krista-kent added Computer industry, Computer hardware, Electronics industry

8
228 230
MediaTek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
gvenez added

Semiconductor company, System-on-chip products

9
213 310
Sun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

Computer systems, Computer software

10
168 261
GlobalFoundries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
LarryBush added Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

11
158 256
Marvell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

Semiconductor company

12
156 258
TI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

Semiconductors

13
158 264
Via is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

Computer hardware

14
100 177
Cyrix is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Computer, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

15
121 232
Freescale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

Semiconductors

16
70 50
ARM Holdings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

Semiconductors

17
100 219
Transmeta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Computer, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Intellectual property

18
52 98
Rockchip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
babywil88 added

Fabless semiconductor, Consumer electronics

19
55 106
Atmel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
jmaster73 added Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

20
65 155
MSNCC-Microcell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
extrudestudios added A international operating semiconductor manufacturer that works for big Companies like Seagate (Cpu's for their manufacturing machines), IBM (Servermotherboards), Microsoft (Surface 4 Prototype CPU), Sony (Phone CPU's) and for many others.

21
77 161
Rise Technology is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added

Microprocessor manufacturer

22
80 172
IDT is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added

Semiconductor industry

23
75 169
Tilera is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added Computer, Semiconductor industry

24
22 24
Renesas Electronics is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
PrashanthKumarGN added Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry