Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,946 user samples
21,946 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.6 % -1% 86.5 % +1%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts -12% 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 0% 420 Pts 0%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
863 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+18%
734 Pts -18%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts -2% 132 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts +3% 495 Pts -3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1048 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+27%
828 Pts -27%
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 % -241% 2.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+241%
Price
Price (score)
$340 -28% 265 USD Cheaper.
+28%
Value
Value For Money
80.8 % -13% 91.7 % Slightly better value.
+13%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts -72% 81.2 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+72%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Higher core count.
+23%
4.89 cores -23%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+35%
8.89 threads -35%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -48% 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+48%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz -10% 3.64 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -11% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts +2% 129 Pts -2%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
133 Pts -3% 136 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
521 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
481 Pts -8%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
530 Pts +4% 511 Pts -4%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
999 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+25%
799 Pts -25%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1057 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+25%
846 Pts -25%
Age
Newest
34 Months -197% 11.4 Months Hugely more recent.
+197%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E (2014)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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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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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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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i5-7600K $231AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $248Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $167
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
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