Real World Speed
Performance profile from 284 user samples
284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.5 % 98.4 % +2%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.9 Pts 84.7 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts +3% 163 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts +1% 319 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts 601 Pts +1%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts 1016 Pts +4%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.5 Pts 94.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts +3% 174 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts +3% 344 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts +0% 668 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts 1,118 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 50,015,585 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % +3% 95.2 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 1.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+815%
Price
Price (score)
$184 Much cheaper.
+39%
256 USD
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+6%
102 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+45%
94.2 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 7.11 cores Higher core count.
+19%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12.7 threads Slightly higher thread count.
+6%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+7%
10.7 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.51 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+40%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.66 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1295 Pts 1,488 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1232 Pts 1,371 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+11%
Age
Newest
0 Months Insanely more recent.
+∞%
11.9 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2022 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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Intel Core i5-12600K $295Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-12400F $184Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11600K $250Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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