CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
313 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+34%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+8%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
142 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+19%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps +3% 131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 379,832 user samples
84,873 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
294,959 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 193rd / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
84.1 %
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
17 % BFV 17%, SotTR 17%, MetroEx 18%, Divis2 17%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92 Pts Lower memory latency.
+20%
76.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
146 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
288 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
264 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
567 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
490 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1076 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+33%
808 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
87.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
146 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
307 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
287 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
609 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
553 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1193 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+36%
878 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,672,290 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Much higher market share.
+78%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
98.1 % Slightly better value.
+8%
90.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 70 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$286 $210 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
44+ Months More recent.
+23%
57 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1987 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+80%
1106 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1845 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+81%
1017 Pts
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The Intel Core i9-10850K is one of the best valued high-end CPUs from Intel in the past few years. Essentially, the 10850K is a worse binned 10900K, meaning that it may be a hundred or two megahertz slower than the 10900K and may not overclock as well as a standard 10900K. Otherwise, the 10850K is nearly identical to the 10900K. The 10850K is a very strong gaming and workstation CPU. With a sub-$400 price-tag, the 10850K has a similar pricing to the Ryzen 7 5800X. Gamers who want the faster overall gaming performance should go with the Ryzen 7 5800X, while users who want the best overclocking and a slightly better workstation/multi-core performance may want to stick with the 10850K. Note that Intel will be switching to a new chipset with their 12th generation Alder Lake processors, so the upgrade path is limited to Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake processors, which is mostly not worth the upgrade. Also, as of Q1 of 2020, the 10900K remains $75-100 more expensive than the 10850K. There is just not enough performance gain for most users to justify the extra cost, so most users would be better off with a 10850K. At the end of the day, the 10850K is still a very solid choice for anyone who wants a high-performing intel processor that will last for a good few years before really needing a upgrade.  [May '21 NorthStar]

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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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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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