4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Zen (2017)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,372 user samples
10,696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1052
Gaming 76%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 57%
15,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1052
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.7 % 93 % Faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
373 Pts 433 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
584 Pts 1234 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 118 Pts +4%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts 472 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
648 Pts 1352 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 7,884,273 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % 0.54 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
94.8 % Slightly better value.
88.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 98 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$160 Much cheaper.
11 Months Slightly more recent.
12 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
95 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
110 Pts 114 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts 123 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
415 Pts 455 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
451 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
631 Pts 1310 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
655 Pts 1357 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
None None

The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]


The Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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