Real World Speed
Performance profile from 261,275 user samples
1,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO
260,103 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
75.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
112 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+38%
220 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+42%
424 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1132 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+61%
701 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
240 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
638 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
472 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1243 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+57%
793 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,645,051 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.22 % 3.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,268%
Value
Value For Money
84.9 % 95.7 % Slightly better value.
+13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 140 % Hugely more popular.
+146%
Price
Price (score)
$630 $120 Hugely cheaper.
+81%
Age
Newest
1+ Months Hugely more recent.
+95%
19 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1731 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+71%
1011 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1609 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+76%
914 Pts
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The current gaming king, this 8 core 16 thread monster comes with 4.0GHz base clock with 5.0GHz all core boost but with TDP of 127W. Intel has matured the Skylake 14nm silicon enough to allow even higher clock, better stability and higher IPC, this CPU is refresh of the last-year i9-9900K which is the previous gaming king. This CPU can be overclocked to 5.2GHz all core but beefy air cooler is necessary to keep the CPU from overheating or open loop liquid cooling if you want to keep the CPU as warm as necessary. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for pure multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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