Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,587 user samples
31,587 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
112 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
93.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
556 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
452 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1057 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+15%
921 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
131 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
513 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1183 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+14%
1,038 Pts
Market Share
Based on 16,365,793 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 134 % Hugely more popular.
+120%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.35 % 1.63 % Higher market share.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$86 Hugely cheaper.
+164%
227 USD
Value
Value For Money
178 % Much better value.
+69%
105 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 82.3 Watts More energy efficient.
+15%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Higher core count.
+29%
6.22 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 11.1 threads Much higher thread count.
+39%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 13.6 nm +3%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.47 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
4.11 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
127 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
136 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
585 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
494 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
646 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+21%
535 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1117 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+13%
989 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1267 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+18%
1,072 Pts
Age
Newest
6 Months Hugely more recent.
+230%
19.8 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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