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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.

The answer to the questions, "what are the best CPU manufacturers" and, "what are the names of the greatest CPU manufacturers" can be found on this CPU company list. When you upgrade your hardware, you can also sell the individual components to help offset your costs. If you want another expert opinion on CPU's check out these CPU reviews.
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2,121 499
Intel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Intel Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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2
1,547 414
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
786 340
NVIDIA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Game4life added NVIDIA Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

4
467 292
Qualcomm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Qualcomm Telecommunications equipment, Telecommunications, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

5
331 287
Motorola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Motorola Telecommunications, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Communications Equipment, Electronic Components

6
184 126
Hewlett-Packard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
HimanshuSwagat added Hewlett-Packard Software, Computer hardware, Electronic Computer Manufacturing

7
141 151
MediaTek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
gvenez added MediaTek

8
116 89
Acer Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
krista-kent added Acer Inc. Computer industry, Computer hardware, Electronics industry

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183 251
Sun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Sun

10
144 206
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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133 213
Marvell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

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131 212
TI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
TI

13
135 219
Via is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Via

14
103 195
Freescale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

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78 150
Cyrix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Cyrix Computer, Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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88 188
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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35 63
Rockchip is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
babywil88 added Rockchip

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55 124
MSNCC-Microcell is listed (or ranked) 18 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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40 73
Atmel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
jmaster73 added Atmel Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

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63 131
Rise Technology is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added Rise Technology

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37 25
ARM Holdings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

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19 31
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers

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63 143
IDT is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added IDT

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16 34
Bonefish Grill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Bonefish Grill Restaurant

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60 139
Tilera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
AllOfEve added Tilera Computer, Semiconductor industry

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16 35
Smokey Bones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CPU Manufacturers
Smokey Bones Restaurant