Real World Speed
Performance profile from 465,919 user samples
465,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1255
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.4 % +5% 90 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
93.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
88 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +4% 130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts +3% 258 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts +3% 498 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
831 Pts +4% 800 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.8 Pts +4% 94.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
141 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
303 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
281 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
553 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
963 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
900 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,458,414 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
174 % 191 % More popular.
+10%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.24 % 1.94 % Much higher market share.
+57%
Price
Price (score)
$350 251 USD Much cheaper.
+39%
Value
Value For Money
88.6 % 96.1 % Slightly better value.
+8%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 81.7 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
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
14 nm 12.2 nm Newer manufacturing.
+15%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +4% 3.54 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.7 GHz +5% 4.48 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1195 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1,084 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1034 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+5%
981 Pts
Age
Newest
33 Months 19.4 Months Much more recent.
+70%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2020 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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