Real World Speed
Performance profile from 235,514 user samples
235,514 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.7 % 88.8 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts 257 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 502 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
628 Pts 850 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+35%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts 1,072 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+69%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts 141 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 279 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts 554 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 962 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
726 Pts 1,186 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+63%
Market Share
Based on 19,404,938 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % 125 % Much more popular.
+36%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % 1.66 % Much higher market share.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$348 268 USD Cheaper.
+30%
Value
Value For Money
71.2 % 91.5 % Better value.
+29%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 82.8 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+6%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.89 cores Much higher core count.
+72%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 11.6 threads Much higher thread count.
+44%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12.2 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+80%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.51 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.42 GHz +1%
Age
Newest
62 Months 11.6 Months Hugely more recent.
+437%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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