Real World Speed
Performance profile from 313,441 user samples
313,441 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.3 % +2% 95.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
86.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 150 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 296 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
546 Pts 560 Pts +3%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1008 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
942 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts +4% 93.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 158 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts 314 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts 614 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1167 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
1,047 Pts
Market Share
Based on 42,961,978 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 93 % More popular.
+12%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.12 % 1.39 % Higher market share.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$363 271 USD Much cheaper.
+34%
Value
Value For Money
90.4 % 96.9 % Slightly better value.
+7%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91.7 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Higher core count.
+20%
6.67 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Higher thread count.
+20%
13.3 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 11.7 nm Newer manufacturing.
+20%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4.63 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1588 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+18%
1,350 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1429 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+14%
1,258 Pts
Age
Newest
30 Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+200%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2021 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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