Real World Speed
Performance profile from 190,672 user samples
190,672 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.3 % 92.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts +4% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 447 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts 949 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+49%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +4% 131 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts 511 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1,072 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+50%
Market Share
Based on 13,907,899 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % 126 % Much more popular.
+31%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.45 % +1% 1.43 %
Price
Price (score)
$365 237 USD Much cheaper.
+54%
Value
Value For Money
78.5 % 102 % Better value.
+30%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 85.7 Watts +3%
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
22 nm 13.8 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+60%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+15%
3.47 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+9%
126 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
137 Pts +1% 136 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
494 Pts +0% 493 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
504 Pts 534 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
679 Pts 1,024 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+51%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
728 Pts 1,106 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+52%
Age
Newest
55 Months 18.1 Months Hugely more recent.
+204%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 CPU Rankings.

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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