Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,122 user samples
89,122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% Base clock 4.9 GHz
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
57.2 % -51% 86.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
76.6 Pts -54% 118 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+54%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts -51% 422 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+51%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts -49% 727 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+49%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
85.5 Pts -55% 132 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts -54% 493 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+54%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
557 Pts -48% 826 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+48%
Market Share
Based on 5,944,432 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % -59% 118 % Much more popular.
+59%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.74 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
1.63 % -7%
Price
Price (score)
$115 Hugely cheaper.
+101%
231 USD -101%
Value
Value For Money
80.9 % -19% 96.6 % Better value.
+19%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts -54% 81.2 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+64%
4.89 cores -64%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -11% 8.89 threads Slightly higher thread count.
+11%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm -115% 14.9 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+115%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
3.62 GHz -10%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.98 GHz -6%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
92 Pts -40% 129 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+40%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
79.6 Pts -71% 136 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+71%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
342 Pts -40% 478 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+40%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
296 Pts -72% 510 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+72%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
566 Pts -39% 788 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+39%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
485 Pts -74% 844 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+74%
Age
Newest
61 Months -271% 16.4 Months Hugely more recent.
+271%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver (2012)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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