Real World Speed
Performance profile from 78,749 user samples
78,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 102% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
106 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.7 Pts 82.3 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
201 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
186 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
397 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
365 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
781 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
698 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1407 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+20%
1176 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.7 Pts +1% 91.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
212 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
196 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
423 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
388 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
841 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
755 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1587 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
1264 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,236,819 CPUs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 95 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % Much higher market share.
+33%
0.89 %
Price
Price (score)
$190 180 USD Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Value
Value For Money
126 % +3% 123 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 90.9 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Higher core count.
+23%
9.78 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Higher thread count.
+25%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 9.33 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+7%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz +4% 4.79 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2480 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+30%
1,913 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2271 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+26%
1,803 Pts
Age
Newest
32 Months 29.1 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770   —
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