Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,356 user samples
24,356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 56% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 56%
SPEED RANK: 345th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
50.2 % 88 % Much faster effective speed.
+75%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.3 Pts 129 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+41%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts 255 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+59%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts 495 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+107%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts 797 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+228%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts 978 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+298%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 138 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
192 Pts 275 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+43%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 542 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+105%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 894 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+237%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 1,077 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+302%
Market Share
Based on 21,815,878 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 156 % Hugely more popular.
+160%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 1.65 % Hugely higher market share.
+931%
Price
Price (score)
$111 Hugely cheaper.
+101%
224 USD
Value
Value For Money
64.6 % 96.6 % Much better value.
+50%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+45%
78.3 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6.44 cores Hugely higher core count.
+222%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 10.2 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+156%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+83%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.51 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4.39 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+29%
Age
Newest
74 Months 10.7 Months Hugely more recent.
+594%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. 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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