Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,957 user samples
8,957 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 291st / 971
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.2 % -83% 86.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+83%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.6 Pts -19% 118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts -119% 419 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+119%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts -277% 731 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+277%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts -3% 132 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts -97% 496 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+97%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts -229% 828 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+229%
Market Share
Based on 5,133,757 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % -60% 115 % Much more popular.
+60%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % -1,517% 1.78 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,517%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Hugely cheaper.
+223%
257 USD -223%
Value
Value For Money
76.8 % -21% 92.6 % 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 -144% 4.89 cores Hugely higher core count.
+144%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads -344% 8.89 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+344%
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
130 Pts +1% 129 Pts -1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts -5% 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
255 Pts -89% 482 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+89%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
256 Pts -100% 511 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+100%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
256 Pts -211% 797 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+211%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
256 Pts -230% 845 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+230%
Age
Newest
40 Months -177% 14.4 Months Hugely more recent.
+177%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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