Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,739 user samples
8,739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % +2% 86.4 % -2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts -8% 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts +3% 423 Pts -3%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+27%
694 Pts -27%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts -0% 133 Pts +0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts +5% 494 Pts -5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1034 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+31%
792 Pts -31%
Market Share
Based on 6,241,704 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % -70% 119 % Much more popular.
+70%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % -868% 1.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+868%
Price
Price (score)
$599 -151% 238 USD Hugely cheaper.
+151%
Value
Value For Money
67.5 % -40% 94.7 % Much better value.
+40%
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.
+29%
4.67 cores -29%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+42%
8.44 threads -42%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -48% 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+48%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -4% 3.64 GHz +4%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz -8% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts +2% 130 Pts -2%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
133 Pts -2% 136 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
517 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
480 Pts -8%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
520 Pts +2% 511 Pts -2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
984 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
756 Pts -30%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1051 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+30%
809 Pts -30%
Age
Newest
40 Months -131% 17.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+131%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E (2014)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $138
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