Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,789 user samples
8,789 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.7 % -8% 86.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts -15% 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
377 Pts -11% 419 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
866 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+18%
731 Pts -18%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts -15% 132 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts -8% 494 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
982 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+19%
826 Pts -19%
Market Share
Based on 4,375,830 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
113 % +0% 113 % -0%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.78 % -2% 1.82 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$206 Cheaper.
+25%
258 USD -25%
Value
Value For Money
90.9 % -2% 92.4 % +2%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+25%
81.2 Watts -25%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Higher core count.
+23%
4.89 cores -23%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+35%
8.89 threads -35%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+6%
14.9 nm -6%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -14% 3.64 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -11% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts -15% 129 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+15%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts -14% 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+14%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts -9% 480 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
468 Pts -9% 511 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
966 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+21%
796 Pts -21%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
983 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
842 Pts -17%
Age
Newest
3 Months Hugely more recent.
+315%
12.4 Months -315%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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