Real World Speed
Performance profile from 4,187 user samples
4,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.1 % +0% 91.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +0% 117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts 444 Pts +0%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
962 Pts +2% 942 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 129 Pts +4%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
481 Pts 506 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1023 Pts 1,063 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 9,787,711 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % 119 % Much more popular.
+51%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % 1.43 % Hugely higher market share.
+99%
Price
Price (score)
$189 Cheaper.
+16%
220 USD
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+5%
103 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 84.6 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads +4% 11.6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+17%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.46 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +3% 4.07 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts 125 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts 135 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
465 Pts 489 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
501 Pts 528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
997 Pts 1,019 Pts +2%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1033 Pts 1,093 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
Age
Newest
3 Months Hugely more recent.
+356%
13.7 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ (2018)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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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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