Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,260 user samples
13,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Poor: 31% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 359th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47 % 92.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+96%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.9 Pts 117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts 446 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+133%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts 944 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+384%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 130 Pts +0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 507 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+99%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 1,063 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+315%
Market Share
Based on 9,730,417 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 119 % Hugely more popular.
+98%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 1.51 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,408%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Hugely cheaper.
+186%
229 USD
Value
Value For Money
76.4 % 102 % Much better value.
+33%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+60%
84.6 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6.44 cores Hugely higher core count.
+222%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 11.6 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+478%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+57%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.46 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.07 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+27%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
128 Pts +2% 125 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts 135 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
252 Pts 489 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+94%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
254 Pts 528 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+108%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
254 Pts 1,018 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+301%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
254 Pts 1,094 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+331%
Age
Newest
50 Months 13.7 Months Hugely more recent.
+266%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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