Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,140 user samples
9,140 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 6.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 290th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
48 % -79% 85.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+79%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.9 Pts -18% 117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts -115% 420 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+115%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts -247% 687 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+247%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts -3% 132 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts -93% 493 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+93%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts -208% 788 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+208%
Market Share
Based on 6,329,219 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % -65% 119 % Much more popular.
+65%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % -1,130% 1.72 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,130%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Hugely cheaper.
+193%
234 USD -193%
Value
Value For Money
78 % -21% 94.7 % Better value.
+21%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
81.2 Watts -53%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores -133% 4.67 cores Hugely higher core count.
+133%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads -322% 8.44 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+322%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -48% 14.9 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+48%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -14% 3.64 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -25% 4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
129 Pts -0% 129 Pts +0%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts -6% 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+6%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
252 Pts -89% 477 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+89%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
253 Pts -101% 508 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+101%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
255 Pts -195% 752 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+195%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
255 Pts -216% 806 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+216%
Age
Newest
43 Months -148% 17.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+148%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD   —
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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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