Our research includes 178 expert total reviews for 16 best cpu processors under $550. The highest average score is 94%, while the lowest is 73% (a gap of 21%). There are about 11 reviews per product. Reviews come from sites like PCMag, Wired, and more. Click on a product to see more information (including which reviews were included). This list gets updated every few days as we routinely add the latest products.