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 124,191 user samples
107,269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO
16,922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 96th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.6 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
88.7 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
8 % FarC5 30%, BFV 5%, SotTR 2%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 3%, Civ6 3%, ACO 5%, MetroEx 11%, Sekiro 21%, Wolf2 3%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
14 % BFV 13%, SotTR 12%, MetroEx 20%, Divis2 12%
08 Oct20|AMD
Where Gaming Begins | AMD Ryzen De...
17 % AotS 13%, F119 17%, BFV 8%, SotTR 21%, TWarTK 5%, CSGO 23%, LoL 24%, Dota2 17%, FarCND 20%, PUBG 27%
07 Dec20|KitGuru
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Zen 3 CPU Review
16 % GTAV 16%, SotTR 28%, RDR2 11%, F120 16%, MetroEx 16%, Divis2 7%
05 Nov20|Linustechtips
Remember this day… - AMD Ryzen 500...
15 % GTAV 7%, SotTR 14%, MSFS20 19%, CSGO 14%, F120 22%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
76.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
149 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
141 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
295 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
277 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
579 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
541 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1100 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
1032 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
87.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
158 Pts +5% 151 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
314 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
297 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
623 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
582 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1222 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
1131 Pts
Market Share
Based on 57,296,628 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,300%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % Better value.
+23%
76.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % More popular.
+18%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$335 Cheaper.
+29%
$470
Age
Newest
31 Months 29+ Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2033 Pts 2220 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+9%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1888 Pts 2056 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
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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) December 2022 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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Intel Core i5-13600K $320Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $480Crucial MX500 250GB $37
Intel Core i5-12400F $167Nvidia RTX 3070 $530Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $322Nvidia RTX 3050 $300Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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