Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,447 user samples
65,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.8 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
86.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
127 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+14%
251 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
489 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1044 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+30%
805 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1062 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
977 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
138 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
274 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
544 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1196 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+31%
914 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1203 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
1,090 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,953,511 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
150 % +4% 144 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % 1.58 % Hugely higher market share.
+107%
Price
Price (score)
$288 229 USD Cheaper.
+26%
Value
Value For Money
98.8 % Slightly better value.
+5%
93.7 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 81.7 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Higher core count.
+24%
6.44 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 10.7 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12.8 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+10%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.48 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
4.36 GHz
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+33%
14.7 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $55
Intel Core i5-9600K $238Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
Intel Core i7-9700K $288Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $430Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $200
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