Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,317 user samples
71,010 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 7.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 91st / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
17,307 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % 98.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
82.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
137 Pts 172 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
268 Pts 331 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
520 Pts 614 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
899 Pts 969 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.9 Pts +5% 91.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
144 Pts 181 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
285 Pts 351 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
568 Pts 672 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1031 Pts +1% 1021 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,740,559 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % 1.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+117%
Value
Value For Money
93 % 114 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 98 % Much more popular.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$274 $164 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
32 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+62%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.8 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1502 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
1220 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1308 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+11%
1177 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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Intel Core i5-13600K $310Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $460Crucial MX500 250GB $30
Intel Core i3-12100F $98Nvidia RTX 3070 $568Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12400F $164Nvidia RTX 3050 $298Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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