Real World Speed
Performance profile from 123,459 user samples
123,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78.5 % 86.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 127 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
229 Pts 250 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 487 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts 804 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
954 Pts 976 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts 274 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts 544 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
805 Pts 915 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1020 Pts 1,088 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 21,075,794 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
141 % 147 % +4%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % 1.55 % Higher market share.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$150 Much cheaper.
+54%
232 USD
Value
Value For Money
93 % 93.4 % +0%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 81.7 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Slightly higher thread count.
+12%
10.7 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+6%
12.8 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.48 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.36 GHz +4%
Age
Newest
18 Months 15.2 Months More recent.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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