Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,910 user samples
1,086 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 115% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 115% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 155%
UFO
20,824 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
120 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
104 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.5 Pts 95.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+12%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
211 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+35%
156 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
417 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+35%
310 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
827 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+38%
601 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1583 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+53%
1034 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
98.6 Pts 99.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
225 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
165 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
442 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
329 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
862 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
652 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1674 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+37%
1219 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,685,817 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 0.43 % Hugely higher market share.
+291%
Value
Value For Money
96.4 % 102 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 63 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$617 $291 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
13+ Months Much more recent.
+46%
24+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
3805 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+150%
1524 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
3628 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+162%
1387 Pts
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The AMD 7000X3D CPUs have the same core architecture as the rest of the 7000 series but they have one group of eight "3D" cores with extra cache. The “3D” cores are priced higher but run at 10% lower clocks. For most real-world tasks performance is comparable to the 7000X variant. Cache sensitive scenarios such as low res. canned game benchmarks with an RTX 4090 ($2,000) benefit at the cost of everything else. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins, ignore frame drops and gloss over the losses. Also watch out for AMD’s army of Neanderthal social media accounts on reddit, forums and youtube, they will be singing their own praises as usual. AMD continue to develop “Advanced Marketing” relationships with select youtubers with the obvious aim of compensating for second tier products with first tier marketing. PC gamers considering a 7000X3D CPU need to work on their critical thinking skills: Influencers are paid handsomely to promote overpriced niche products (X3D, EPYC, Threadripper etc.). Rational gamers have little reason to look further than the $300 13600K which offers comparable real-world gaming and better desktop performance at a fraction of the price. Workstation users (and RTX 4080+ gamers) may find value in higher core CPUs such as the 16-core $400 13700K. Despite offering better performance at lower prices, as long as Intel continues to sample and sponsor marketers that are mostly funded by AMD, they will struggle to win market share. [Mar '23 CPUPro]

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The 5800X3D has the same core architecture as the 5800X but it runs at 11% lower base and 4% lower boost clocks. The lower clocks are in exchange for an extra 64MB of cache (96MB up from 32MB) and around 40% more money. For most real-world tasks performance is comparable to the 5800X. Cache sensitive scenarios such as low res. canned game benchmarks with a 3090-Ti ($2,000 USD) benefit at the cost of everything else. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins, conveniently ignore frame drops and gloss over the losses. Also watch out for AMD’s army of Neanderthal social media accounts on reddit, forums and youtube, they will be singing their own praises as usual. Instead of focusing on real-world performance, AMD’s marketers aim to dupe consumers with bankrolled headlines. The same tactics were used with the Radeon 5000 series GPUs. Zen 4 needs to bring substantial IPC improvements for all workloads, rather than overpriced "3D" marketing gimmicks. New PC builders have little reason to look further than the $260 12600K which, at a fraction of the price, offers better all round performance in gaming, desktop and workstation applications. Users with an existing AM4 build should wait just a few more months for better performance at lower prices with Raptor Lake or even Zen 4. The marketers selling expensive “3D” upgrades today will quickly move onto Zen 4 (3D) leaving unfortunate buyers stuck on an overpriced, 6 year old, dead-end, platform. [Mar '22 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2024 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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