Real World Speed
Performance profile from 57,619 user samples
57,619 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 6.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.7 % -4% 86.3 % +4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts -4% 119 Pts +4%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts +2% 421 Pts -2%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts -58% 696 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+58%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts +1% 132 Pts -1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
494 Pts -7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts -49% 791 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+49%
Market Share
Based on 5,505,973 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % -45% 116 % Much more popular.
+45%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % -62% 1.83 % Much higher market share.
+62%
Price
Price (score)
$235 +3% 241 USD -3%
Value
Value For Money
89.6 % -5% 94.3 % Slightly better value.
+5%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts -8% 81.2 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+8%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -17% 4.67 cores Higher core count.
+17%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -111% 8.44 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+111%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -48% 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+48%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -4% 3.64 GHz +4%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -3% 4 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts +3% 129 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
134 Pts -1% 136 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
529 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+10%
480 Pts -10%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
525 Pts +3% 510 Pts -3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
529 Pts -43% 755 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+43%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
528 Pts -53% 808 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+53%
Age
Newest
41 Months -167% 15.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+167%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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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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