Real World Speed
Performance profile from 665,630 user samples
665,630 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.3 % 95.2 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
86.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
261 Pts 294 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts 559 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
802 Pts 942 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts +4% 93.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts 158 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
299 Pts 314 Pts +5%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
585 Pts 613 Pts +5%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
938 Pts 1,046 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 45,063,425 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 93.7 % More popular.
+16%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.29 % 1.54 % Higher market share.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$300 270 USD Cheaper.
+11%
Value
Value For Money
90.4 % 96.4 % Slightly better value.
+7%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91.7 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.67 cores Higher core count.
+11%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 13.3 threads Higher thread count.
+11%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 11.7 nm Newer manufacturing.
+20%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +5% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz +1% 4.63 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1155 Pts 1,347 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
998 Pts 1,259 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+26%
Age
Newest
45 Months 12.3 Months Hugely more recent.
+265%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical 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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