Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,270 user samples
61,270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.7 % 92.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.5 Pts 118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
327 Pts 447 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+37%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 948 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+92%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 131 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 512 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts 1,073 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+76%
Market Share
Based on 13,915,157 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 126 % Hugely more popular.
+90%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % 1.45 % Hugely higher market share.
+184%
Price
Price (score)
$452 233 USD Hugely cheaper.
+94%
Value
Value For Money
57.4 % 102 % Much better value.
+78%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 85.7 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+11%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 11.6 threads Much higher thread count.
+44%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 13.8 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+132%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.47 GHz +2%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+14%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
427 Pts 493 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
436 Pts 534 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+23%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
589 Pts 1,024 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+74%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts 1,106 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+82%
Age
Newest
96 Months 18.1 Months Hugely more recent.
+430%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000   —
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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. 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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