Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,502 user samples
20,502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.8 % 95.3 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.4 Pts +3% 86.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
245 Pts 295 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
443 Pts 559 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts 942 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+41%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.3 Pts +1% 93.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts 158 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 313 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts 612 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts 1,043 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+51%
Market Share
Based on 46,380,686 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % 94.2 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % 1.57 % Hugely higher market share.
+459%
Price
Price (score)
$190 Much cheaper.
+42%
269 USD
Value
Value For Money
95.2 % 96.5 % +1%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+41%
91.7 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.67 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 13.3 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 11.7 nm Newer manufacturing.
+20%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.63 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts 1,345 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+93%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
674 Pts 1,259 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+87%
Age
Newest
16 Months 14 Months More recent.
+14%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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