Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,840 user samples
12,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1404
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.8 % 106 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
92.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
83.7 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
147 Pts 182 Pts Faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
289 Pts 358 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
563 Pts 687 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1016 Pts 1,165 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
97.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
92.8 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts 193 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
308 Pts 381 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
614 Pts 748 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
1148 Pts 1,264 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 60,292,793 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 96.2 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.99 % Insanely higher market share.
OC Multi Core Speed
1664 Pts 1,965 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1531 Pts 1,842 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
41+ Months 20.4 Months Hugely more recent.

The Intel's specially binned i9-9900K, featuring 5GHz all core boost and base clock of 4GHz. This CPU is one of the most powerful Intel CPU in term of day-to-day and gaming performance but with TDP of 127W, bulky air cooler or 240mm AIO is recommended to make sure the CPU doesn't overheat, and open loop liquid cooling if you want to OC. [Jun '20 ColdSpy]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2023 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
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