Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,812 user samples
2,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.8 % 89.8 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 132 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 260 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 504 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
651 Pts 813 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+25%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 282 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts 556 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
796 Pts 915 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 22,586,620 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 161 % Hugely more popular.
+193%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 1.69 % Insanely higher market share.
+8,372%
Price
Price (score)
$1,189 255 USD Hugely cheaper.
+367%
Value
Value For Money
48.1 % 95.3 % Hugely better value.
+98%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 81.7 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+59%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Higher thread count.
+17%
10.2 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12.2 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+80%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.54 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.48 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts 1,095 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
814 Pts 993 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+22%
Age
Newest
75 Months 12.4 Months Hugely more recent.
+503%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge-E   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA2011   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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. 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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