Real World Speed
Performance profile from 123,465 user samples
123,465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 59% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.6 % 92.9 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
417 Pts 450 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts 950 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+123%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts +0% 131 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts 513 Pts +0%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts 1,071 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+108%
Market Share
Based on 15,639,428 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 128 % Much more popular.
+78%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % 1.4 % Much higher market share.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$220 +4% 228 USD
Value
Value For Money
89.6 % 104 % Better value.
+17%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 85.7 Watts +3%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 11.6 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+189%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 13.8 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+60%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +1% 3.47 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts +4% 127 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts 136 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
520 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
495 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
511 Pts 535 Pts +5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
522 Pts 1,022 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+96%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts 1,104 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+115%
Age
Newest
58 Months 20.2 Months Hugely more recent.
+187%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. 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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