Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,762 user samples
41,056 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 120% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 120% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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706 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 109% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 109% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 136%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
126 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
117 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84.7 Pts +0% 84.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
222 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
207 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
444 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
405 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
888 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+11%
798 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1676 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+11%
1512 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts 98.3 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
230 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
219 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
459 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
434 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
915 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
846 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1781 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
1616 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,672,556 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.09 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,625%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
118 % Better value.
+16%
102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
48 %
Price
Price (score)
$343 Cheaper.
+24%
$453
Age
Newest
17 Months 13+ Months More recent.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
3235 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
2812 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
3098 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+16%
2664 Pts
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Intel’s 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New high-end gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. Gamers on a tight budget can save $40 USD with a 13600KF which is a 13600K without integrated graphics. Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “Advanced Marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SotTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers lose trust in AMD. Based on social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]

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The AMD 7000X3D CPUs have the same core architecture as the rest of the 7000 series but they have one group of eight "3D" cores with extra cache. The “3D” cores are priced higher but run at 10% lower clocks. For most real-world tasks performance is comparable to the 7000X variant. Cache sensitive scenarios such as low res. canned game benchmarks with an RTX 4090 ($2,000) benefit at the cost of everything else. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins, ignore frame drops and gloss over the losses. Also watch out for AMD’s army of Neanderthal social media accounts on reddit, forums and youtube, they will be singing their own praises as usual. AMD continue to develop “Advanced Marketing” relationships with select youtubers with the obvious aim of compensating for second tier products with first tier marketing. PC gamers considering a 7000X3D CPU need to work on their critical thinking skills: Influencers are paid handsomely to promote overpriced niche products (X3D, EPYC, Threadripper etc.). Rational gamers have little reason to look further than the $300 13600K which offers comparable real-world gaming and better desktop performance at a fraction of the price. Workstation users (and RTX 4080+ gamers) may find value in higher core CPUs such as the 16-core $400 13700K. Despite offering better performance at lower prices, as long as Intel continues to sample and sponsor marketers that are mostly funded by AMD, they will struggle to win market share. [Mar '23 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2024 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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