Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,616 user samples
27,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
98 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.7 Pts 83.2 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
167 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
323 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
605 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1254 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
1,032 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.5 Pts +1% 92.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
177 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
350 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
793 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
671 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1388 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
1,132 Pts
Market Share
Based on 53,548,638 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
102 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
96.9 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % 1.06 % Much higher market share.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$280 224 USD Cheaper.
+25%
Value
Value For Money
109 % +3% 105 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 90.9 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Much higher core count.
+41%
7.11 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Higher thread count.
+20%
13.3 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm +2% 10.2 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
3.38 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
4.63 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2083 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+37%
1,524 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1873 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+33%
1,408 Pts
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+79%
12.6 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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