Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,714 user samples
29,714 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 961
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77 % -12% 86.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts -9% 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts -11% 420 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts -29% 734 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+29%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts -14% 132 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts -14% 495 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts -38% 828 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 4,073,765 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % -43% 107 % Much more popular.
+43%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % -205% 2.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+205%
Price
Price (score)
$305 -15% 265 USD Slightly cheaper.
+15%
Value
Value For Money
75.7 % -21% 91.7 % Better value.
+21%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts -3% 81.2 Watts +3%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -22% 4.89 cores Higher core count.
+22%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -11% 8.89 threads Slightly higher thread count.
+11%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -48% 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+48%
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
118 Pts -10% 129 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -14% 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+14%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
444 Pts -8% 481 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
443 Pts -15% 511 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
571 Pts -40% 799 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+40%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
605 Pts -40% 846 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+40%
Age
Newest
37 Months -223% 11.4 Months Hugely more recent.
+223%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2017 CPU Rankings.

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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