Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,904 user samples
3,318 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 137% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 125% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 125% Great: 137%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1439
Gaming 131%
Desktop 130%
Workstation 173%
586 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 116% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 116% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1439
Gaming 122%
Desktop 122%
Workstation 156%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
131 % Slightly faster effective speed.
122 %
Avg. Memory Latency
84 Pts 89.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Speed
239 Pts Faster single-core speed.
211 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
474 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
416 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
946 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
826 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1782 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
1599 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.2 Pts 99 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Speed
250 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
223 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
485 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
442 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
961 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
863 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1902 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
1671 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,363,174 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.43 % Hugely higher market share.
0.11 %
Value For Money
109 % Slightly better value.
99.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
52 %
Price (score)
$542 Slightly cheaper.
4+ Months Much more recent.
12+ Months
OC Multi Core Speed
4510 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
3819 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
4234 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
3605 Pts

The AMD 7000X3D CPUs have the same core architecture as the rest of the 7000 series but they have one group of eight "3D" cores with extra cache. The “3D” cores are priced higher but run at 10% lower clocks. For most real-world tasks performance is comparable to the 7000X variant. Cache sensitive scenarios such as low res. canned game benchmarks with an RTX 4090 ($2,000) benefit at the cost of everything else. Be wary of sponsored reviews with cherry picked games that showcase the wins, 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. AMD continue to develop “Advanced Marketing” relationships with select youtubers with the obvious aim of compensating for second tier products with first tier marketing. PC gamers considering a 7000X3D CPU need to work on their critical thinking skills: Influencers are paid handsomely to promote overpriced niche products (X3D, EPYC, Threadripper etc.). Rational gamers have little reason to look further than the $300 13600K which offers comparable real-world gaming and better desktop performance at a fraction of the price. Workstation users (and RTX 4080+ gamers) may find value in higher core CPUs such as the 16-core $400 13700K. Despite offering better performance at lower prices, as long as Intel continues to sample and sponsor marketers that are mostly funded by AMD, they will struggle to win market share. [Mar '23 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2024 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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