Real World Speed
Performance profile from 40,311 user samples
39,176 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 103% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 103% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 139%
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1,135 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
101 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.4 Pts 97.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
200 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
150 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+32%
297 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
774 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+38%
560 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1509 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+46%
1033 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.1 Pts 100 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+35%
159 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
316 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
826 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
619 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1622 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+41%
1150 Pts
Market Share
Based on 54,637,256 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.94 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,467%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
92.9 % +5% 88.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % Much more popular.
+45%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$570 $439 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
9 Months 4+ Months Much more recent.
+56%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3160 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+85%
1710 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2972 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+89%
1572 Pts
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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]

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The 5800X3D has the same core architecture / IPC as the 5800X but it runs at lower clock speeds and has an extra 64MB of cache (96MB up from 32MB). This results in relatively low latency at 128MB because those transfers have a higher chance of remaining in cache. An unusually high proportion of early 5800X3D samples appear unable to boost above base clock, upcoming BIOS updates may fix this. Either way, for most real-world tasks performance is comparable to the significantly cheaper 5800X. Some very specific cache sensitive scenarios such as low res. canned game benchmarks with a 3090-Ti will benefit. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins 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. AMD’s marketers continue to show more interest in this year’s bonuses than the longevity of the brand. Instead of focusing on real-world performance, they 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, rather than overpriced "3D" marketing gimmicks. New high end PC gaming builders have little reason to look further than the $260 12600K. 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 leaving unfortunate buyers stuck on an overpriced, 6 year old, dead-end, platform. [Mar '22 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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Intel Core i5-12600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $446Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3050 $292Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $378Nvidia RTX 3070 $536Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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