Real World Speed
Performance profile from 193,798 user samples
96,899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
96,899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.7 % 75.7 %
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.7 % 75.7 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
75.1 Pts 75.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 213 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts 410 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
684 Pts 684 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
82.2 Pts 82.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 234 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
461 Pts 461 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
766 Pts 766 Pts
Market Share
Based on 31,746,844 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % 0.29 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % 0.29 %
Value
Value For Money
82.9 % 82.9 %
Value
Value For Money
82.9 % 82.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
116 % 116 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
116 % 116 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 $200
Price
Price (score)
$200 $200
Age
Newest
40 Months 40 Months
Age
Newest
40 Months 40 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
993 Pts 993 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
894 Pts 894 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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