Real World Speed
Performance profile from 458,088 user samples
5,262 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 85%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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452,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 53rd / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85 % 87.1 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
77.5 Pts 78.8 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 269 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 512 Pts +3%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
893 Pts 925 Pts +4%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
85 Pts 88.4 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 142 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts 282 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
554 Pts +0% 552 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1071 Pts +4% 1026 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,736,781 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 3.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,722%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 87 % Much more popular.
+58%
Age
Newest
9+ Months Much more recent.
+50%
18 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1480 Pts 1516 Pts +2%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1286 Pts 1418 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+10%
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Ryzen 4000 Mobile CPUs offer benchmark busting multi-core performance on the go, but marketing hype aside, it’s unclear how this will translate to real world performance. Sixteen threads are great for beating benchmarks including UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU but gamers need performance in the games that they actually play. At launch, the top GPU available in a 4000 series laptop is the RTX 2060. Since the GPU is largely responsible for overall gaming performance, the Ryzen 4000 laptops will offer mid tier gaming performance at best. Pairing stronger GPUs would be suboptimal because the Ryzen gaming bottleneck becomes increasingly severe with more powerful GPUs. Streamers and media producers, who may have historically benefited from high core counts, are better off using the GPU (NVENC or QuickSync) for encoding. Leading media creation applications including both DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro are largely GPU bound. With low power consumption and high core counts, the 4000 range, on paper at least, is a perfect fit for the datacenter. AMD should focus on delivering a platform that offers performance where end users actually need it rather than targeting inexperienced gamers with the same old "moar cores" mantra. From a gamer’s perspective, the best feature of the 4000 series laptops is the absence of the equally hyped 5000 series GPUs. Prospective gaming laptop buyers will find lower latency (and therefore better gaming) CPUs combined with faster GPUs at similar price points. [Mar '20 CPUPro]

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The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 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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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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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