Trading Computer Processor Comparison

Selecting the Right Processor

The most important decision you'll make in purchasing a new trading computer is selecting the processor. Just selecting the most expensive processor might not be the right decision. There are 2 factors to consider when selecting a processor - the operating speed and the number of cores. Better single thread performance is beneficial for certain programs such as NinjaTrader 7, ThinkorSwim, etc. Programs such as TradeStation, eSignal or NinjaTrader 8 will benefit from faster multi thread processors.

The platform/chipset will also affect overall system performance. The new Intel Z690 platform now supports DDR5 memory and can be found in our Trader 9000 Elite and Trader 9000 Extreme trading computer models. DDR5 is relatively new and a bit more expensive along with ASUS DDR5 motherboards.

Ranked Processor Comparison. Listed below are the best Intel & AMD processors we sell in our trading computers.

Intel Core i9 13900K

Built for the next generation of trading computers!


With the highest clock speeds available and a groundbreaking new architecture, you’ll be able to push your trading to new levels while secondary apps run seamlessly in the background. Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, this keeps your trading programs running smoothly and at the fastest performance.

  • 24 cores total - 8 performance cores + 16 efficient cores. 32 Threads.
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Performance Core Base Frequency: 3.0GHz
  • Performance Core Max Turbo Frequency: 5.4GHz
  • Efficient Core Base Frequency: 3.0GHz
  • Efficient Core Max Turbo Frequency: 4.3GHz
  • 36 MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Processor Base Power: 125W
  • Maximum Turbo Power: 253W
  • 20 total CPU PCIe lanes.
  • Support for PCIe Gen 5 and the new DDR5 memory standard.
  • The 13900K is unlocked and overclockable.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

Traders looking for the most powerful AMD stock trading computer.


If you want an AMD system this is the processor to get! Ultra fast encoding & rendering with an AMD Ryzen 9 Processor. 16 Core powerhouse that can do it all!

  • 16 cores total with 32 threads.
  • Base clock 4.5GHz & max boost clock up to 5.7GHz.
  • Default TDP (power consumption) up to 170W.
  • L2 Cache: 16MB & L3 Cache: 64MB
  • Processor Technology for CPU Cores TSMC 5nm FinFET.
  • Supports DDR5 memory.
  • The 7950X is unlocked and overclockable.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

Traders looking for an extremely powerful AMD stock trading computer.


One of the best new AMD processors released. 12 ultra fast cpu cores.

  • 12 cores total with 24 threads.
  • Base clock 4.7GHz & max boost clock up to 5.6GHz.
  • Default TDP (power consumption) up to 170W.
  • L2 Cache: 12MB & L3 Cache: 64MB
  • Processor Technology for CPU Cores TSMC 5nm FinFET.
  • Supports DDR5 memory.
  • The 7900X is unlocked and overclockable.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

Traders looking for the fastest 8 core AMD trading computer.


One of the best new AMD processors released. 8 ultra fast cpu cores.

  • 8 cores total with 16 threads.
  • Base clock 4.5GHz & max boost clock up to 5.4GHz.
  • Default TDP (power consumption) up to 105W.
  • L2 Cache: 8MB & L3 Cache: 32MB
  • Supports DDR5 memory.
  • The 7700X is unlocked and overclockable.

Below are the processors we sell listed by system model.

Intel Core i9 9900K

Intel Processors:

Trading Computer Models:

Intel Core i7 13700K

Trader 8000 Elite, Trader 8000 Extreme, Trader 9000 Elite, Trader 9000 Extreme

Intel Core i9 13900K

Trader 8000 Elite, Trader 8000 Extreme, Trader 9000 Elite, Trader 9000 Extreme

AMD Processors

AMD Processors:

Trading Computer Models:

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X (8 core, 16 thread)

Trader 8000-A Elite, Trader 8000-A Extreme, Trader 9000-A Elite, Trader 9000-A Extreme

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (12 core, 24 thread)

Trader 8000-A Elite, Trader 8000-A Extreme, Trader 9000-A Elite, Trader 9000-A Extreme

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (16 core, 32 thread)

Trader 8000-A Elite, Trader 8000-A Extreme, Trader 9000-A Elite, Trader 9000-A Extreme