Real World Speed
Performance profile from 68,198 user samples
68,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
86.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
127 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
250 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
487 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts 805 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
753 Pts 976 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+30%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
138 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
274 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
544 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
889 Pts 915 Pts +3%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts 1088 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 21,057,281 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
147 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.89 % 1.55 % Much higher market share.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$240 232 USD +4%
Value
Value For Money
96.5 % +3% 93.5 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 81.7 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 10.7 threads Much higher thread count.
+78%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12.8 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+10%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.48 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
4.36 GHz
Age
Newest
12 Months More recent.
+27%
15.2 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $73
Intel Core i5-9600K $240Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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