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

2
1,828 509
Advanced Micro Devices is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AMD Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry

3
995 406
NVIDIA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Game4life added NVIDIA Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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620 342
Qualcomm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Qualcomm Telecommunications equipment, Telecommunications, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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416 363
Motorola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Motorola Telecommunications, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment, Electronic Components

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300 179
Hewlett-Packard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
HimanshuSwagat added Hewlett-Packard Software, Computer hardware, Electronic Computer Manufacturing

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190 142
Acer Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
krista-kent added Acer Inc. Computer industry, Computer hardware, Electronics industry

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201 215
MediaTek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
gvenez added MediaTek Semiconductor company, System-on-chip products

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202 298
Sun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Sun Computer systems, Computer software

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157 246
GlobalFoundries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
LarryBush added GlobalFoundries Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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148 244
TI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
TI Semiconductors

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147 249
Via is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Via Computer hardware

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145 246
Marvell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Marvell Semiconductor company

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94 168
Cyrix is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Cyrix Computer, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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115 224
Freescale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Freescale Semiconductors

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94 211
Transmeta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Transmeta Computer, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Intellectual property

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55 46
ARM Holdings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
ARM Holdings Semiconductors

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44 89
Rockchip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
babywil88 added Rockchip Fabless semiconductor, Consumer electronics

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61 149
MSNCC-Microcell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
extrudestudios added MSNCC-Microcell 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 ...

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49 101
Atmel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
jmaster73 added Atmel Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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71 155
Rise Technology is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added Rise Technology Microprocessor manufacturer

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71 160
Tilera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added Tilera Computer, Semiconductor industry

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73 165
IDT is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added IDT Semiconductor industry

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15 17
Renesas Electronics is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
PrashanthKumarGN added Renesas Electronics Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry