CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
313 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+34%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps +4% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
142 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps 141 EFps +4%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,372 user samples
18,469 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
6,903 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
89.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
140 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
278 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
598 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
534 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1151 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
1043 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
87.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
149 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
321 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
296 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
569 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1249 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
1104 Pts
Market Share
Based on 35,974,692 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.45 % Much higher market share.
+67%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
85.4 % Slightly better value.
+10%
77.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
94 % Much more popular.
+49%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$530 $455 Cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
6 Months 5+ Months More recent.
+17%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2118 Pts 2284 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1983 Pts 2149 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
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Intel’s Comet Lake flagship, the i9-10900K, is the fastest gaming and desktop CPU currently available. This ten-core hyperthreaded processor can easily be overclocked so that all twenty threads run at an eye-watering 5.2 GHz. Whilst its stellar performance is second to none, it comes with a premium price tag of $488 USD. The 10900K also requires a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard, which Intel has indicated will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. Whilst AMD’s competing $420 USD Ryzen 3900X and $675 USD Ryzen 3950X do have a greater number of cores, their lower clock speeds and higher memory latency handicap them in non-rendering use cases. Overall, the 10900K has a 16% effective speed advantage over both the 3900X and 3950X. Users that do a lot of rendering should investigate dedicated hardware encoders such as NVENC and Quick Sync as these are far more efficient than CPU based rendering. Comparing the 10900K and 10700K shows that, when paired with a 2060S, the 10700K offers comparable gaming performance for 20% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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The XT series of Ryzen CPUs barely outperform their cheaper X and non-X counterparts: 3600, 3600X, 3800X, 3900X. Outside of encoding workloads such as UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU the Ryzen architecture remains limited by relatively high latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Dedicated hardware such as NVENC or QuickSync remains far more efficient than CPU cores for encoding. CPU based encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn. The best value CPU amongst the Ryzen range is the 3300X which is the first design to focus on delivering lower latency, and therefore better performance where users need it, rather than “Moar Coars”. Aside from the army of anonymous influencers on social media (reddit, forums, youtube etc.), users will be hard pressed to find rational arguments that favor the XT variants over their cheaper predecessors. [Jul '20 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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