Real World Speed
Performance profile from 63,652 user samples
60,341 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
3,311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 105th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 152%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
83.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+29%
71 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
136 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
298 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
271 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
589 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+14%
518 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1136 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
1031 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+21%
80.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
144 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
285 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
633 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
548 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1244 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
1086 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,310,012 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,000%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
85.8 % Much better value.
+73%
49.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
+22%
54 %
Price
Price (score)
$500 Much cheaper.
+74%
$1,900
Age
Newest
16 Months More recent.
+24%
21+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2110 Pts 5734 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+172%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1956 Pts 5360 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+174%
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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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