If you want to play the newest AAA games on high settings, you'll need a gaming computer with a powerful processor. The processor (CPU) drives all of your other components and determines how well your game system performs. The models in our list all feature Intel Core or comparable AMD Ryzen processors, but our top pick stands out with a super-fast Intel Xeon processor that's especially great for gaming.
When we ran our "BioShock Infinite" test on the Alienware 17, it scored 144 frames per second on low settings at 1080p, which easily beat the 123-fps premium laptop average. The GT60 and Krypton were close behind, while the G750JZ was a bit slower.
The Dell Inspiron 7000 is the best gaming computer 2014. It comes with a 256GB SSD and 1TB hard drive for ample storage, along with an Intel Core i5-7200U CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. It also has an ergonomic keyboard with built-in backlight and a mouse. You can connect up to four monitors to the Inspiron 7000, making it perfect for multi-monitor setups.
Boutique gaming PC maker Origin offers a build-to-order desktop called the Millennium that has some of the latest and greatest hardware. This model includes an Intel i7-6700K CPU and three Nvidia GTX 980 GPUs in a flexible desktop chassis that can support 4K resolution. On our Geekbench 5.4 benchmark, it scored 14,965, which is better than most premium gaming laptops and almost as good as a desktop with an Intel i9-6950X CPU and six Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs.