Real World Speed
Performance profile from 66,752 user samples
515 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 40% Base clock 2.15 GHz
Poor: 40% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 506th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
66,237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
60 % 102 % Much faster effective speed.
+69%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.9 Pts 92.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
65.2 Pts 152 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+133%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 301 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+162%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 594 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+232%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts 1147 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+372%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts 98 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
81.7 Pts 162 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+98%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts 320 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+104%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
241 Pts 634 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+163%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 1258 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+308%
Market Share
Based on 46,466,190 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
61.8 % 86.8 % Much better value.
+40%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 66 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$250 Much cheaper.
+49%
$495
Age
Newest
92+ Months 16 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts 2130 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+587%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
247 Pts 1981 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+702%
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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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