Real World Speed
Performance profile from 345,536 user samples
6,985 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 23% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 12% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 12% Great: 23%
SPEED RANK: 782nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
338,551 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
19.2 % 91.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+379%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
63.2 Pts 136 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+115%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 268 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+155%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 518 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+384%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 840 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+671%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 1054 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+858%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
76.6 Pts 154 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+101%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 307 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+142%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 607 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+378%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 983 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+674%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 1217 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+858%
Market Share
Based on 20,161,276 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 2.11 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,175%
Value
Value For Money
26.9 % 86.3 % Hugely better value.
+220%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 121 % Hugely more popular.
+128%
Price
Price (score)
$81 Much cheaper.
+77%
$350
Age
Newest
68+ Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+66%
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The i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $219
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $618SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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