Real World Speed
Performance profile from 765,148 user samples
82,227 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 324th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
682,921 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.8 % 76.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
70.7 Pts 78.2 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
206 Pts 212 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts 401 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 668 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+65%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
81.1 Pts 85.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 116 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
227 Pts 229 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts +0% 452 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts 749 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+65%
Market Share
Based on 46,384,444 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % 1.72 % Hugely higher market share.
+291%
Value
Value For Money
74.5 % 85.2 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 77 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$220 $187 Cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
27+ Months Much more recent.
+34%
41 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts 971 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+113%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 880 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+117%
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Still an excellent APU for gamers on low budget. [Oct '19 ColdSpy]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. 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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • 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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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.

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