Real World Speed
Performance profile from 713,768 user samples
412,781 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 105th / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
300,987 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 263rd / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.3 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
71.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+10%
73.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
99.8 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
196 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
452 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
375 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
821 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+31%
629 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
81.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
114 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
247 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
226 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
443 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
940 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
736 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,721,966 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+146%
0.63 %
Value
Value For Money
83 % 85.9 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 72 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$270 $143 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
33 Months More recent.
+27%
45 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1365 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+42%
962 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1254 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+52%
824 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by around 15%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. Even though the 2700X excels at video 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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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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