2 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,106 user samples
7,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 46% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 179th / 967
Gaming 59%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
4,380 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 967
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 79%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59 % -44% 85 % Much faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts -9% 110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
274 Pts -47% 402 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts -228% 922 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts -10% 120 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
296 Pts -59% 470 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
299 Pts -239% 1014 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 4,673,461 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.65 % 0% 0.65 % 0%
Value For Money
96.2 % +3% 93 % -3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
112 % More popular.
91 % -23%
Price (score)
$79 Much cheaper.
$230 -66%
7 Months -43% 4 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
95 Watts -43%
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores -200% 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -200% 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -3% 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
107 Pts -8% 116 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
112 Pts -10% 123 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
276 Pts -66% 457 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
311 Pts -56% 486 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
276 Pts -261% 997 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
312 Pts -225% 1015 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 610 None

The Intel G4560 is one of the first Pentium processors to feature Hyper-threading. This means that although the G4560 only has two physical processing cores, it is able to process four threads in parallel by sharing resources between the physical cores. This typically results in a 50% performance improvement over two physical cores alone. Comparing performance between the lowest spec Kaby Lake i3 7100 and the Pentium G4560 shows that in terms of both performance and specs, very little separates them (even virtualization technology VT-d is present on the Pentium). The Pentium does lack AVX 2.0 (Advanced Vector Instructions) and it trails the i3 7100 by 400 MHz (10%) but there is no longer a clear divide between Pentiums and Core i3s. Intel have achieved an almost continuous distribution of performance levels for each price point from the cheapest Pentium to the top end i7-7700K[Jan '17 CPUPro]


The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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