Real World Speed
Performance profile from 45,001 user samples
45,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1360
Gaming 116%
Desktop 116%
Workstation 140%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
116 % Faster effective speed.
98.3 %
Avg. Memory Latency
81.9 Pts 83.1 Pts +1%
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts Faster single-core speed.
168 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
326 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
800 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
608 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1533 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
1,034 Pts
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts +1% 92.5 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
180 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
354 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
676 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1674 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
1,134 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,487,627 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 97 % More popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % Higher market share.
0.98 %
Price (score)
$575 217 USD Hugely cheaper.
Value For Money
94.9 % 107 % Better value.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 90.9 Watts Much more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Hugely higher core count.
7.11 cores
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
13.3 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm +2% 10.2 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.38 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
4.63 GHz
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3185 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
1,518 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2940 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
1,402 Pts
10 Months Much more recent.
15.4 Months
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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