Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,070 user samples
24,070 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.3 % 92.5 % +0%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +1% 117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 447 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
959 Pts +1% 949 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 131 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 511 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1027 Pts 1,073 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 12,890,113 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % 126 % Much more popular.
+40%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % 1.59 % Much higher market share.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$180 Much cheaper.
+31%
235 USD
Value
Value For Money
111 % Slightly better value.
+9%
102 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 85.7 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+11%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads +4% 11.6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+15%
13.8 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.47 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +2% 4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+6%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
467 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
502 Pts 534 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1000 Pts 1,026 Pts +3%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1034 Pts 1,104 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+7%
Age
Newest
7 Months Hugely more recent.
+144%
17.1 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. 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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