Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,683 user samples
5,683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.4 % -2% 86 % +2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts -8% 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts -4% 417 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
906 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+24%
730 Pts -24%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts -10% 132 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts -6% 495 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1010 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+22%
825 Pts -22%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,773 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % -21% 115 % More popular.
+21%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % -60% 1.86 % Much higher market share.
+60%
Price
Price (score)
$215 Cheaper.
+21%
260 USD -21%
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % +3% 91.9 % -3%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -17% 81.2 Watts More energy efficient.
+17%
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
3.6 GHz -1% 3.64 GHz +1%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 0% 4 GHz 0%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
116 Pts -11% 129 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+11%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts -10% 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+10%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
455 Pts -6% 481 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
481 Pts -6% 510 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
995 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+25%
795 Pts -25%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1012 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+20%
842 Pts -20%
Age
Newest
5 Months Hugely more recent.
+189%
14.4 Months -189%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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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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