Real World Speed
Performance profile from 119,652 user samples
119,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.4 % 91.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +1% 116 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 443 Pts +0%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
452 Pts 939 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+108%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
130 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
545 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
506 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts 1062 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+93%
Market Share
Based on 10,334,635 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 120 % Much more popular.
+69%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % 1.53 % Higher market share.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
211 USD
Value
Value For Money
98.3 % 111 % Slightly better value.
+13%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 84.6 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+8%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 11.6 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+189%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +1% 3.46 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.07 GHz +4%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
125 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+10%
135 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
487 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
578 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
527 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
529 Pts 1018 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+92%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
577 Pts 1,094 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+90%
Age
Newest
36 Months 14.7 Months Hugely more recent.
+145%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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