Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,372 user samples
66,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1406
Gaming 117%
Desktop 116%
Workstation 138%
9,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1406
Gaming 104%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 100%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
117 % Faster effective speed.
104 %
20 Oct22|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-13600K Review - Best...
9 % Forza5 2%, AoE4 21%, FarC6 32%, WatchDL 10%, EldenR 1%, RDR2 3%, Civ6 26%, CSGO 26%, DoomE 0% Bord3 12%, BFV 0%, CPunk 1%
22 Nov22|Gamers Nexus
Intel i7-13700K CPU Review & Bench...
2 % FinFant14 14%, CSGO 10%, R6S 2%, TWarW3 1% FarC6 3%, GTAV 0%, SotTR 7%
20 Oct22|Tweakers
Intel 13th Gen Core Raptor Lake Re...
FarC6 6%, TWarW3 0% 0 % RDR2 5%, F122 1%, MetroEx 0%
20 Oct22|Linustechtips
We were afraid to publish this vid...
1 % Forza5 5%, Hitm3 9%, FarC6 8%, CPunk 5%, CSGO 18%, TinTW 1%, TWarW3 19% Factorio 39%, SotTR 20%
06 Nov22|Tom's Hardware
Intel Core i7-13700K Review: Core ...
TWarW3 7% 16 % Hitm3 3%, FarC6 12%, WatchDL 10%, CPunk 2%, RDR2 26%, MSFS21 51%, F121 35%
Avg. Memory Latency
80.8 Pts 95.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Speed
207 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
156 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
308 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
814 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
602 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1516 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
1036 Pts
OC Memory Latency
92.2 Pts 99.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Speed
218 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
166 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
436 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
329 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
858 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
655 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1655 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
1197 Pts
Market Share
Based on 61,870,331 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % Hugely higher market share.
0.35 %
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % Much more popular.
61 %
Price (score)
$368 $289 Cheaper.
19 Months 14+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
2996 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
1534 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2804 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
1400 Pts

Intel’s 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]


The 5800X3D has the same core architecture as the 5800X but it runs at 11% lower base and 4% lower boost clocks. The lower clocks are in exchange for an extra 64MB of cache (96MB up from 32MB) and around 40% more money. For most real-world tasks performance is comparable to the 5800X. Cache sensitive scenarios such as low res. canned game benchmarks with a 3090-Ti ($2,000 USD) benefit at the cost of everything else. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins, conveniently ignore frame drops and gloss over the losses. Also watch out for AMD’s army of Neanderthal social media accounts on reddit, forums and youtube, they will be singing their own praises as usual. Instead of focusing on real-world performance, AMD’s marketers aim to dupe consumers with bankrolled headlines. The same tactics were used with the Radeon 5000 series GPUs. Zen 4 needs to bring substantial IPC improvements for all workloads, rather than overpriced "3D" marketing gimmicks. New PC builders have little reason to look further than the $260 12600K which, at a fraction of the price, offers better all round performance in gaming, desktop and workstation applications. Users with an existing AM4 build should wait just a few more months for better performance at lower prices with Raptor Lake or even Zen 4. The marketers selling expensive “3D” upgrades today will quickly move onto Zen 4 (3D) leaving unfortunate buyers stuck on an overpriced, 6 year old, dead-end, platform. [Mar '22 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2023 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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