Real World Speed
Performance profile from 78,971 user samples
15,077 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
63,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 173rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.7 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
65.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
196 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
345 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts 593 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
295 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+29%
228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
433 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts 649 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 22,611,589 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.49 % Hugely higher market share.
+600%
Value
Value For Money
93.7 % Slightly better value.
+13%
82.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 102 % Much more popular.
+62%
Price
Price (score)
$169 $120 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
27 Months 22+ Months More recent.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts 645 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts 594 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
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The quad core i3-8350K hails from Intel’s most recent (and as yet unreleased) generation of Coffee Lake processors. It has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The 8350K is the first i3 processor to feature four cores (previous generations of i3s had two cores and four threads). With this eighth generation of processors, Intel has introduced a step change in their nomenclature which witnesses the old quad core i5s become the new quad core i3s. Our benchmarks show a 25% increase in effective speed between generations of i3 8350K vs 7350K and near equivalence between the outgoing i5-7600K and the new i3-8350K. Although the price points of Coffee Lake are not yet known, if Intel keep them roughly in line with the previous generations (i3 ~= $140) this will represent the best improvement in value for money since Sandy Bridge as the 8350K at $140 would be 34.8% cheaper than a 7600K at $215. Cynics among us will see this as an effort to fend off competition from AMD’s new multi-core Ryzen processors. It appears Intel may have been successful with this move as early benchmarks from the 8350K suggest that it beats the more expensive 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 in single and quad core performance by 25%. The 8350K is a great choice for gaming builds, but the budget will also need to factor in a complementary motherboard based on the new 300 series chipset. Expect the quad core i3-8100 which is the 8350K’s little sister featuring a base clock of 3.6 GHz, to follow shortly. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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The budget Ryzen 5 2400G is a four core, eight thread APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from AMD’s Raven Ridge product line. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz which boosts to 3.9 GHz. Its RX Vega 11 graphics scores an average bench of 20% which is at the forefront of performance from integrated graphics and is 34% faster than the RX Vega 8 graphics found in the Ryzen 3 2200G (the 2400G’s ultra budget sister APU). The 2400G currently retails at $162 and includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. This puts it in direct competition with Intel’s quad core Coffee Lake i3-8350K at $167, which does have a 26% faster effective speed. However, the 2400G’s integrated graphics are far stronger (137%) than the 8350K’s, making the 2400G a great choice for those looking for an economical multimedia PC or a super budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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. 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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Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $58
Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
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