Real World Speed
Performance profile from 263,023 user samples
81,392 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 329th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
181,631 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 516th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.6 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
60.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+27%
64.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
106 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
95.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
210 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
191 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
342 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
323 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
359 Pts +4% 345 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+20%
77.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
112 Pts 112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
224 Pts 225 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
408 Pts +0% 406 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
419 Pts +0% 417 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,742,340 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+325%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
81.5 % +3% 79.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % +5% 65 %
Price
Price (score)
$165 $104 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
63 Months 59+ Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
420 Pts +0% 418 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
364 Pts +4% 349 Pts
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AMD’s Ryzen 3 2200G is a budget APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from its Raven Ridge product line. It has 4 Zen CPU cores which run at a base clock of 3.5 GHz up to a max boost clock of 3.7 GHz. It also has Radeon Vega 8 Graphics. The $105 price tag also includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. Intel’s 15% more expensive quad core i3-8100 CPU beats the 2200G in terms of single core workloads by 13%, but the effective speed of Intel’s integrated UHD 630 Graphics falls around 77% short of AMD’s RX Vega 8. The 2200G offers unsurpassed value for money for an all in one budget multimedia or ultra budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2023 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i5-13600K $310Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $460Crucial MX500 250GB $30
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