Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,960 user samples
35,271 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
1,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 54% Base clock 3.25 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 54%
SPEED RANK: 832nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+104%
46.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.7 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+33%
68.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+179%
50.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
276 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+176%
100 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+270%
143 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
871 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+501%
145 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+20%
80.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+158%
58.6 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+159%
116 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
589 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+251%
168 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
963 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+477%
167 Pts
Market Share
Based on 43,996,109 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Hugely better value.
+88%
54.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Hugely more popular.
+82%
51 %
Price
Price (score)
$215 $160 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
90+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1217 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+624%
168 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1109 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+660%
146 Pts
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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