Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,341 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
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
95.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
86.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts +1% 150 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
298 Pts +1% 294 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
589 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
559 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1136 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+21%
940 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.5 Pts +4% 93.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts +2% 158 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts +2% 313 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
633 Pts +3% 613 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1244 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
1,042 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,304,799 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 94.3 % Much more popular.
+43%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % 1.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+270%
Price
Price (score)
$500 269 USD Hugely cheaper.
+86%
Value
Value For Money
85.8 % 96.5 % Better value.
+13%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 91.7 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+36%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
6.67 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
13.3 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 11.7 nm Newer manufacturing.
+20%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +5% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.63 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2110 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+57%
1,346 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1956 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+56%
1,257 Pts
Age
Newest
16 Months 14 Months More recent.
+14%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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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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