Real World Speed
Performance profile from 48,372 user samples
48,372 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Poor: 56% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 125th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.4 % 93.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+33%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
344 Pts 463 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
502 Pts 814 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+62%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 137 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts 531 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts 925 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+49%
Market Share
Based on 8,466,279 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 118 % Much more popular.
+62%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.55 % 1.71 % Hugely higher market share.
+212%
Price
Price (score)
$361 242 USD Much cheaper.
+49%
Value
Value For Money
65 % 102 % Much better value.
+56%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 83.3 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+14%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 5.56 cores Much higher core count.
+39%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 9.33 threads Higher thread count.
+17%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14.9 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+115%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.54 GHz +4%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.16 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts 134 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
122 Pts 141 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
445 Pts 515 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
455 Pts 548 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+20%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
600 Pts 884 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+47%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
617 Pts 954 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+55%
Age
Newest
87 Months 14.6 Months Hugely more recent.
+498%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000   —
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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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