Real World Speed
Performance profile from 136,972 user samples
136,972 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1084
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.1 % 93.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts +2% 123 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts 463 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
639 Pts 815 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+28%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts +1% 138 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts 532 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
727 Pts 927 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 8,432,846 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 118 % More popular.
+17%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.43 % 1.74 % Higher market share.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$344 244 USD Much cheaper.
+41%
Value
Value For Money
82.8 % 101 % Better value.
+23%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 83.3 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+6%
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
22 nm 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+48%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+13%
3.54 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
4.16 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts +3% 134 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
138 Pts 141 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
515 Pts 518 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
512 Pts 549 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
689 Pts 886 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+29%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
741 Pts 956 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+29%
Age
Newest
46 Months 14.6 Months Hugely more recent.
+216%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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