Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,212 user samples
31,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.1 % -14% 86.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts -10% 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
373 Pts -13% 420 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts -30% 732 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+30%
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
432 Pts -14% 494 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
602 Pts -37% 827 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+37%
Market Share
Based on 4,408,643 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
78 % -45% 113 % Much more popular.
+45%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % -78% 1.87 % Much higher market share.
+78%
Price
Price (score)
$305 -18% 259 USD Cheaper.
+18%
Value
Value For Money
74.8 % -24% 92.4 % Better value.
+24%
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
117 Pts -10% 129 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -14% 137 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+14%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
439 Pts -9% 481 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
446 Pts -15% 512 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
571 Pts -40% 797 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+40%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
610 Pts -38% 844 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
Age
Newest
38 Months -205% 12.4 Months Hugely more recent.
+205%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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