Real World Speed
Performance profile from 371,109 user samples
268,128 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
102,981 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 394th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+42%
66.1 %
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
45 % Hitm2 53%, FarC5 65%, StrangeB 9%, TWarW2 58%, SotTR 60%, ACO 46%, MetroEx 37%, MESoW 36%, Divis2 39%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+28%
71.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+31%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+41%
188 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
519 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+58%
329 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
742 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+29%
577 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+19%
81.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
226 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+45%
411 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
868 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
643 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,034,009 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % Hugely higher market share.
+207%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % Much better value.
+31%
78.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
88 % Much more popular.
+38%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$199 $149 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
32 Months More recent.
+20%
40+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
872 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+36%
639 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+30%
579 Pts
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The hex-core i5-9600K is third in Intel’s line-up of 9th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. It has a TDP of 95W and requires an aftermarket cooler (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400). The 9600K was designed to be overclocked. Once this is enabled in the BIOS (requires a Z-series motherboard), the 9600K runs 10% faster. In terms of performance, the i5-9600K is almost unbeatable for desktop users and it has sufficient multi-core performance to handle all but the most demanding workstation tasks. For CPU encoding (Cinebench, Blender, Handbrake etc.) the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance. For example the overclocked Ryzen 3600 is approximately 13% worse for gaming, desktop and normal consumer workloads but it is 27% faster for 64-core processing. CPU encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn, encoding tasks are far better performed by dedicated hardware such an NVENC or QuickSync. At stock clocks the i5-9600K is around 8% slower than Intel’s flagship i9-9900K but when both are overclocked, the 9600K closes the gaming gap to within two or three percent. Considering that the 9900K is the fastest gaming processor available, and almost twice the price of the 9600K, this is no small feat. The i5-9600K is aimed squarely at gamers who are not willing to compromise on performance but don't want to pay more than they need to. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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The budget Ryzen 5 2400G is a four core, eight thread APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from AMD’s Raven Ridge product line. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz which boosts to 3.9 GHz. Its RX Vega 11 graphics scores an average bench of 20% which is at the forefront of performance from integrated graphics and is 34% faster than the RX Vega 8 graphics found in the Ryzen 3 2200G (the 2400G’s ultra budget sister APU). The 2400G currently retails at $162 and includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. This puts it in direct competition with Intel’s quad core Coffee Lake i3-8350K at $167, which does have a 26% faster effective speed. However, the 2400G’s integrated graphics are far stronger (137%) than the 8350K’s, making the 2400G a great choice for those looking for an economical multimedia PC or a super budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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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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