Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,264 user samples
51,264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
103 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.7 Pts 84 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+10%
176 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
383 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
343 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
740 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
656 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+11%
1,097 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.1 Pts 93 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
186 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
368 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
818 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
717 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1356 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
1,198 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,741,185 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % +0% 96.6 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % 0.98 % Higher market share.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$233 Cheaper.
+13%
263 USD
Value
Value For Money
115 % Slightly better value.
+5%
109 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 94.2 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+33%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores +5% 9.56 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Slightly higher thread count.
+6%
15.1 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm +2% 10.2 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.39 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz +2% 4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1935 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
1,788 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1750 Pts +5% 1,667 Pts
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+48%
20.7 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770   —
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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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