Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,052 user samples
83,052 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Poor: 43% Great: 63%
SPEED RANK: 223rd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
54.9 % 86.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+57%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
92.3 Pts 127 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts 251 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+41%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts 488 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+57%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts 805 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+81%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 978 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+117%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 138 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts 274 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+38%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts 544 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+48%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
497 Pts 917 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+85%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
506 Pts 1,090 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 21,014,828 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 145 % Hugely more popular.
+130%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % 1.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+176%
Price
Price (score)
$232 232 USD +0%
Value
Value For Money
57.8 % 93.7 % Much better value.
+62%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 81.7 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 10.7 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 12.8 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+150%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.48 GHz +2%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.36 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
Age
Newest
105 Months 14.7 Months Hugely more recent.
+616%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000   —
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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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