IntelBX80646I34130
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 284,603 user samples
36,649 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 455th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
247,954 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 125th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.4 % 80.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82 Pts +2% 80.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
90.6 Pts 116 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts 226 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+42%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 430 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+81%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts 714 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+195%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.8 Pts +4% 88.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 124 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts 243 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+29%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 480 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+82%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 794 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+200%
Market Share
Based on 36,297,663 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 1.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+731%
Value
Value For Money
86.5 % 91.8 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 172 % Hugely more popular.
+192%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+53%
$170
Age
Newest
87 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+43%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts 1019 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+282%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts 936 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+285%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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From the point of view of a consumer that typically uses a PC for surfing the web, checking email, listening to music and watching videos, I consider that the Haswell i3 processors currently represent the best value for money. The i3-4130 has a performance profile that is just 7% below the top nine group leader average yet it only costs half as much. Power users that play intensive 3d games or run video editing, graphics design or CAD packages will benefit from more than two cores and will do well to look elsewhere but for regular users overall responsiveness will remain largely unchanged regardless of how much more is spent on the CPU. (My new value pick is the G3420 which supersedes my recommendation of the i3-4130.) [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X is plausible for multimedia 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2020 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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