You aren't going to get the fastest here. But to be honest at the highest res', few games are CPU limited. So if you are building a high end rig, a Ryzen 7 still might make sense if you do a lot of work station type task. But even a R5 will give you a great bang:buck and likely won't CPU limit you at the highest resolutions. I know a lot of benchmarkers like Kyle and group like to max out the fastest processor they can get their hands on. Truth is there will be a relatively small percentage of difference between CPUs, as most of the time the CPUs are not being utilized 100% of the time. At high resolutions, most of the time the processor isn't getting maxed out because the GPU is doing the lion share of the work. The CPU is only really responsible for "bundling up the scene, executing the game rules, and sending it off to the GPU" And because that is a small percentage of the total time at high resolutions, differences between a 4GHz Ryzen (Non overclocked) and 4.8 OC Kabylake aren't all that bad considering most games are designed for 4 cores, and very very few ever use more than 8 logical processors The percentage difference between that and the next lower one down at the highest resolutions really isn't that big a deal when you consider the huge price break you get in the process and the upgrade of workstation performance. (If that is your thing) I'm not saying Ryzen is the holy grail of processors, but it's a dang good alternative.