CPU Benchmark Hierarchy 2020: Intel and AMD Processors Ranked

Update 11/20/20 10am PT: We’ve added the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 9 5950X, 5900X, and Ryzen 7 5800X to our rankings, along with all of the previous-gen Zen 3, Zen+, and Zen 1 versions of those chips. 

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Today marks the biggest change to our CPU benchmark hierarchy that we’ve seen in the last five years, and perhaps longer: AMD’s Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 processors have landed with the largest generational performance increase from a single processor since AMD’s first-gen Zen microarchitecture, and as a result, AMD has swept our benchmark hierarchy and taken the lead in every metric, including our gaming, single-threaded, and multi-threaded categories. And that’s just on the high end. We also see the same trends in the midrange, where the Ryzen 5 5600X delivers the knockout punch to Intel’s Comet Lake. 

Make no mistake – the Zen 3 microarchitecture isn’t an evolution; it’s a revolution. AMD cleverly built upon its SoC design’s supporting elements, meaning there are many package-level similarities between Zen 2 and Zen 3 chips. However, this approach allowed AMD to focus its limited engineering resources on completely redesigning the compute cores/die, thus providing the biggest advance possible. And the results are nothing short of phenomenal. 

Since the first-gen Zen processors arrived, we’ve seen AMD take the lead in our multi-threaded performance hierarchy. Still, while the company has steadily climbed the ladder in our gaming and single-threaded rankings, Intel’s Skylake-based chips have stubbornly refused to be unseated in those key areas. That obviously changes today. 

Tom’s Hardware has a long history spanning back 24 years, and we aren’t quite sure when the last time AMD held the top of the CPU hierarchy, as our list has gone through many revisions over the years. However, in the past, we assigned the hierarchy based on each respective company’s product stack, with the best products from each company taking the lead in its own category – but the hierarchy wasn’t a 1-to-1 comparison between the chipmakers. You can see those rankings in our legacy hierarchy, which we’ve kept for the sake of history, but you’ll have to scroll down pretty far to find that at the bottom of this article. 

In 2017 we transitioned to ranking the processors based upon our performance testing, which removes at least *some* of the debate about the accuracy of our rankings. Our test results come in batches, and we maintain the list as best we can, given that we have to update our test images and hardware yearly. That means we do have to rank some chips based on logical alignments inside the performance-based rankings. We hope to rectify that with a new level of automation in our new test suite, which debuted this week with the Zen 3 review.    

We will eventually have all processors re-ranked with the new tests and hardware, but for now, we have split the latest results for each category (gaming, single-threaded, and multi-threaded) into two different listings. One is listed as “Post-Zen 3,” and the other is listed as “Pre-Zen 3.” 

We’re using different tests and a newer version of Windows 10 to measure performance in the new rankings, so the two lists aren’t directly comparable. This applies doubly-so for the gaming hierarchy, as we are now using an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 for gaming tests, which is significantly faster than the old 2080 Ti we used previously. For now, we’ve only tested 11 processors in the Post-Zen 3 era, but you can use the old table of results to get a rough sense of how the newly-tested processors compare to the un-retested models. 

We’ll transition to a single table for each category once we’ve reached a tipping point in the number of processors tested. Trust me; we’re working on that endeavor full time. Sorry for the mess, but it won’t last long. 

We’ll explain how we ranked the processors under each table. The game testing ranking is first. We also include an application performance metric in our application score tables, which we’ve split up into single- and multi-core measurements (below gaming table). Make sure to check the Post-Zen 3 rankings for all three categories. 

Your CPU has a huge effect on overall performance and, to many, is a computer’s most important component. But when it comes time to buying a CPU for your desktop, you’ll find a dizzying collection of model numbers and specs from both Intel and AMD. We’ve listed our the best CPUs for gaming and best processors for work in other articles, but if you want to know how each chip stacks up against all the others and how we come to our decisions, this CPU Hierarchy is for you. 

The most powerful chip gets a 100, and all others are scored relative to it. If you want our recommendations for specific price bands, please check out our Best CPUs for gaming page.

Intel and AMD CPU Gaming Hierarchy 

CPU Gaming Benchmark Hierarchy Post-Zen 3

1080p Gaming Score 1440p Gaming Score CPU Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP Buy
Ryzen 9 5900X 100% 100% Zen 3 12/24 3.7 / 4.8 GHz 105W Ryzen 9 5900X
Ryzen 9 5950X 99.77% 99.38% Zen 3 16/32 3.4 / 4.9 GHz 105W Ryzen 9 5950X
Ryzen 7 5800X 97.22% 99% Zen 3 8/16 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W Ryzen 7 5800X
Ryzen 5 5600X 96.90% 95.30% Zen 3 6/12 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 65W Ryzen 5 5600X
Intel Core i9-10900K 88.97% 95.30% Comet Lake 10/20 3.7 / 5.3 GHz 125W Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Core i9-10850K 87.36% 94.52% Comet Lake 10/20 3.6 / 5.2 GHz 95W
Core i7-10700K 84.39% 92.05% Comet Lake 8/16 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 125W Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i9-10980XE 83.64% 88.18% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W Intel Core i9-10980XE
Threadripper 3960X 78.03% 82.32% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W Threadripper 3960X
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 77.82% 84.25% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Core i5-10600K 77.82% 86.89% Comet Lake 6/12 4.1 / 4.8 GHz 125W Core i5-10600K
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 77.64% 85.29% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
Ryzen 7 3800XT 77.60% 86.12% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.7 GHz 105W Ryzen 7 3800XT
Ryzen 7 3800X 77.08% 85.50% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W Ryzen 7 3800X
Ryzen 5 3600XT 76.31% 84.97% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W Ryzen 5 3600XT
Ryzen 5 3600X 73.91% 82.24% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 7 2700X 63.98% 71.64% Zen+ 8/16 3.7 / 4.3 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen 5 2600X 61.99% 71.38% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 7 1800X 58.21% 65.19% Zen 8/16 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Ryzen 5 1600X 53.93% 62.13% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W Ryzen 5 1600X

We previously only listed 1080p game rankings, but we’ve now added 1440p testing into the mix. As such, we have two rankings for each chip, and the chart is aligned sequentially based on the 1080p game results. However, the 1440p listings aren’t listed in sequential order due to unfortunate limitations with our tables. Pay attention to the 1440p rankings: Some faster chips at 1440p may be listed below slower chips simply because of the 1080p results. 

We measured performance for the 1080p games from a geometric mean of Borderlands 3, Far Cry 5, Hitman 2, Project CARS 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and The Division 2

We measured performance for the 1440p games from a geometric mean of Borderlands 3, Far Cry 5, Flight Simulator 2020, Project CARS 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and The Division 2.  

As you can see, AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X take a healthy lead over Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900K in both 1080p and 1440p results, and as you’ll see in our Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X review, overclocking can’t even the score for Intel. 

The stock Ryzen processors beat the overclocked Intel processors, which is quite the feat, and Ryzen is even faster after overclocking, too. Also, check out those performance deltas between the previous-gen Ryzen processors compared to the 5000 series. That’s impressive.

Most folks overlook the incredible power efficiency of the Zen 3 processors, but that equates to a faster, cooler, and quieter system that doesn’t require super-expensive cooling solutions. Take note of the TDP divide in our charts – it’s surprising. Check out our review for more in-depth power testing. 

CPU Gaming Benchmark Hierarchy Pre-Zen 3

Gaming Score CPU Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP Buy
Intel Core i9-10900K 100 Comet Lake 10/20 3.7 / 5.3 GHz 125W Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Core i9-9900KS 99.83% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 4.0 / 5.0 GHz 127W Intel Core i9-9900KS
Intel Core i9-10850K 99.39% Comet Lake 10/20 3.6 / 5.2 GHz 95W
Intel Core i9-10980XE 98.92% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W Intel Core i9-10980XE
Intel Core i7-10700K 97.58% Comet Lake 8/16 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 125W Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i7-9700K 97.18% Coffee Lake-R 8/8 3.6 / 4.9 GHz 95W Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Core i7-10700/F 96.94% Comet Lake 8/16 2.9 / 4.8 GHz 65W
Intel Xeon W-3175X 96.82% Skylake 28/56 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 225W Intel Xeon W-3175X
AMD Threadripper 3970X 96.59% Zen 2 32/64 3.7 / 4.5 GHz 280W AMD Threadripper 3970X
AMD Threadripper 3960X 96.53% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
Intel Core i9-9900K / F 96.25% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Threadripper 3990X 96.16% Zen 2 64/128 2.9 / 4.3 GHz 280W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 95.01% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 94.96% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Intel Core i9-9980XE 94.76% Skylake 18/36 4.4 / 4.5 GHz 165W Intel Core i9-9980XE
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 94.71% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 94.52% Zen 2 12/24 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W OEM only
Intel Core i5-10600K 94.15% Comet Lake 6/12 4.1 / 4.8 GHz 125W Intel Core i5-10600K
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT 94.15% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.7 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 93.95% Zen 2 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i7-8700K ~ Coffee Lake 6/12 3.7 / 4.7 GHz 95W Intel Core i7-8700K
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT 93.64% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 93.47% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
Intel Core i7-8700 ~ Coffee Lake 6/12 3.2 / 4.6 GHz 65W Intel Core i7-8700
Intel Core i9-7960X ~ Skylake 16 / 32 2.8 / 4.2 GHz 165W Intel Core i9-7960X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 91.61% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 91.37% Zen 2 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Intel Core i5-9600K 90.71% Coffee Lake-R 6/6 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 95W Intel Core i5-9600K
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 90.62% Zen 2 4/8 3.8 / 4.3 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 88.43% Zen 2 6/6 3.6 / 4.1 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
Intel Core i5-8600K ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 3.6 / 4.3 GHz 95W Intel Core i5-8600K
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X ~ Zen+ 8/16 3.7 / 4.3 GHz 105W AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i9-7980XE ~ Skylake 18 / 36 2.6 / 4.2 GHz 165W Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Core i9-7900X ~ Skylake 10/20 3.3 / 4.3 GHz 140W Intel Core i9-7980X
Intel Core i5-8600 ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-8600
Intel Core i5-8500 ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 3.0 / 4.1 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-8500
Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G* 84.45% Zen 2 / Vega 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W OEM ONLY
Intel Core i5-9400 / i5-9400F 83.96% Coffee Lake 6/6 2.9 / 4.1 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-9400F
Intel Core i7-7700K 82.55% Kaby Lake 4/8 4.2 / 4.5 GHz 91W Intel Core i7-7700K
Intel Core i5-8400 ~ Coffee Lake 6/6 2.8 / 4.0 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-8400
AMD Threadripper 2990WX (GM) 81.69% Zen+ 32/64 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
Intel Core i7-7820X ~ Skylake 8/16 3.6 / 4.3 GHz 140W Intel Core i7-7820X
Intel Core i3-9350KF 79.68% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0/4.6 GHz 91W Intel Core i3-9350KF
AMD Threadripper 2950X (GM) 79.32% Zen + 16/32 3.5 / 4.4 GHz 180W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
AMD Threadripper 2970WX 79.19% Zen + 24/48 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W AMD Threadripper 2970WX
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 78.81% Zen 2 4/8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 3 3100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 78.58% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Intel Core i3-8350K 75.71% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0 / – GHz 91W Intel Core i3-8350K
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 ~ Zen+ 8/16 3.2 / 4.1 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Threadripper 1900X (GM) ~ Zen 8/16 3.8 / 4.0 GHz 180W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
Intel Core i7-7700 ~ Kaby Lake 4/8 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W Intel Core i7-7700
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 ~ Zen+ 6/12 3.4 / 3.9 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i7-7800X ~ Skylake 6/12 3.5 / 4.0 GHz 140W Intel Core i7-7800X
Intel Core i5-7600K ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.8 / 4.2 GHz 91W Intel Core i5-7600K
AMD Threadripper 1950X (GM) ~ Zen 16/32 3.4 / 4.0 GHz 180W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
AMD Threadripper 1920X (GM) ~ Zen 12/24 3.5 / 4.0 GHz 180W AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X ~ Zen 8/16 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Intel Core i5-7600 ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.5 / 4.1 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-7600
Intel Core i3-9100 72.90% Coffee Lake-R 4/4 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W Intel Core i3-9100
Intel Core i3-8300 ~ Coffee Lake 4/4 3.7 / – GHz 62W Intel Core i3-8300
Intel Core i3-8100 ~ Coffee Lake 4/4 3.6 / – GHz 65W Intel Core i3-8100
Intel Core i5-7500 ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.4 / 3.8 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-7500
Intel Core i5-7400 ~ Kaby Lake 4/4 3.0 / 3.5 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-7400
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ~ Zen 8/16 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600AF 70.68% Zen + 6/12 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Intel Core i3-8100 69.45% Coffee Lake 4/4 3.6 / – GHz 65W Intel Core i3-8100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ~ Zen 8/16 3.0 / 3.8 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 7 1700
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 68.32% Zen + 4/8 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 66.75% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 66.1% Zen 6/12 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Intel Core i5-7400 65.40% Kaby Lake 4/4 3.0 / 3.5 GHz 65W Intel Core i5-7400
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 64.67% Zen + 4/4 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X ~ Zen 4/8 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Intel Core i3-7350K ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 4.2 / – GHz 60W Intel Core i3-7350K
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 63.64% Zen+ 4/8 3.6 / 3.9 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Pentium G5600 58.30% Coffee Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 54W Pentium Gold G5600
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 56.60% Zen 4/4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
Intel Core i3-7300 ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 4.0 / – GHz 51W Intel Core i3-7300
Intel Pentium G5400 53.68% Coffee Lake 2/4 3.7 / – GHz 54W Pentium Gold G5400
Intel Core i3-7100 53.57% Kaby Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 51W
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 ~ Zen 4/8 3.2 / 3.4 GHz 65W
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G ~ Zen+ 4/4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W Ryzen 3 2200G
Intel Pentium G4620 ~ Kaby Lake 2/4 3.7 / – GHz 54W Intel Pentium G4620
Pentium G4560 45.44% Kaby Lake 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 54W Intel Pentium G4560
AMD Athlon 3000G 42.25% Zen+ 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 35W AMD Athlon 3000G
AMD Athlon 240GE ~ Zen 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 35W AMD Athlon 240GE
AMD Athlon 220GE 41.86% Zen 2/4 3.4 / – GHz 35W AMD Athlon 220GE
AMD Athlon 200GE 41.23% Zen 2/4 3.2 / – GHz 35W AMD Athlon 200GE
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 ~ Zen 4/4 3.1 / 3.2 GHz 65W AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-U6780A 32.78% LuJiaZui  8/8 2.7 / – GHz 70W N/A
AMD A10-9700 31.08% Bristol Ridge 4/4 3.5 / 3.8 GHz 65W AMD A10-9700

*indicates an APU tested with a discrete GPU. Note: These types of processors are geared for performance with integrated graphics – please see individual reviews for those performance rankings.

This is our Pre-Zen 3 rankings, which you can use to gauge relative rankings compared to the table above this one. We’ve ranked all the consumer Intel 10th, 9th, 8th, and 7th Gen processors, along with AMD’s Ryzen and Threadripper chips from all four generations. We determined the order in the first table based on a geometric mean of gaming performance in four titles: Grand Theft Auto V, Hitman 2, Final Fantasy XV, and World of Tanks. 

We used the Nvidia GTX 2080 Ti GPU for our tests at HD resolution. We have also included several newer processors that we haven’t tested yet, but we’ve assigned them basic positions in our hierarchy based on their capabilities. This list will soon be absorbed into the Post-Zen 3 rankings as we test more chips.

You may be surprised to find that some less-expensive chips ranked above their upscale siblings. For example, the Core i7-9700K comes out ahead of the Core i9-9900K on this list because it offers better performance in some games due to its lack of hyperthreading, which was enough to help it do better on the overall suite of tests. However, depending on the application, you may see stronger results from the higher-end chip.

Intel and AMD CPU Single-Threaded Performance Hierarchy

CPU Single-Threaded Benchmark Hierarchy Post-Zen 3

Single-Threaded App Score CPU Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP
Ryzen 9 5950X 100% Zen 3 16/32 3.4 / 4.9 GHz 105W
Ryzen 9 5900X 98.34% Zen 3 12/24 3.7 / 4.8 GHz 105W
Ryzen 7 5800X 97.64% Zen 3 8/16 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 5 5600X 93.84% Zen 3 6/12 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 65W
Intel Core i9-10900K 88.64% Comet Lake 10/20 3.7 / 5.3 GHz 125W
Intel Core i9-10850K 86.86% Comet Lake 10/20 3.6 / 5.2 GHz 95W
Core i7-10700K 85.49% Comet Lake 8/16 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 125W
Ryzen 7 3800XT 82.60% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Core i5-10600K 82.51% Comet Lake 6/12 4.1 / 4.8 GHz 125W
Intel Core i9-10980XE 81.86% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
Ryzen 5 3600XT 81.81% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 95W
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 81.68% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 7 3800X 81.50% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 80.89% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 80.62% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Threadripper 3960X 79.32% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Ryzen 5 3600X 78.84% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Ryzen 7 2700X 66.01% Zen+ 8/16 3.7 / 4.3 GHz 105W
Ryzen 5 2600X 63.56% Zen+` 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 1600X 60.65% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Ryzen 7 1800X 59.01% Zen 8/16 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W

We calculate the above single-threaded rankings based on a geometric mean of y-cruncher, Cinebench, POV-Ray, and LAME. The latter consists of two tests: One short duration test and one extended duration test to measure performance once Intel’s boost duration limits have been exceeded. 

Single-threaded performance is often tied directly to the responsiveness and snappiness of your PC in any number of daily applications, like loading an operating system or surfing the web. This metric largely depends upon a mixture of instruction per cycle (IPC) throughput (the number of operations the chip can execute in one clock cycle) and frequency, which is the speed at which the transistors switch between on and off states. However, a whole host of other considerations, such as cache, architecture, and interconnects (like rings, meshes, and infinity fabric) impact this measure of per-core performance, so these results do not align perfectly based upon clock frequency. Instead, performance varies with each application and how well it is tuned for the respective architectures.  

With all that said, the delta between Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900K and the Ryzen 5000 processors is incredible – at worst, Ryzen 5000 is 10% faster in single-threaded performance.

CPU Single-Threaded Benchmark Hierarchy Pre-Zen 3

Single-Threaded App Score Architecture Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP
Core i9-10900K 100.0% Comet Lake 10/20 3.7 / 5.3 GHz 125W
Core i9-10850K 98.68% Comet Lake 10/20 3.6 / 5.2 GHz 95W
Core i7-10700K 97.25% Comet Lake 8/16 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 125W
Core i9-10980XE 96.71% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
Core i9-9900K 96.61% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W
Ryzen 7 3800XT 95.92% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Core i7-9700K 94.72% Coffee Lake-R 8/8 3.6 / 4.9 GHz 95W
Ryzen 9 3900XT 94.56% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 5 3600XT 94.43% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 95W
Ryzen 9 3950X 94.30% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 9 3900X 93.97% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
Ryzen 7 3800X 93.84% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
Core i7-10700/F 93.18% Comet Lake 8/16 2.9 / 4.8 GHz 65W
Core i9-9900KS 93.03% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 4.0 / 5.0 GHz 127W
Core i5-10600K 93.02% Comet Lake 6/12 4.1 / 4.8 GHz 125W
Threadripper 3970X 92.40% Zen 2 32/64 3.7 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Threadripper 3960X 92.25% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Ryzen 7 3700X 91.69% Zen 2 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G 91.36% Zen 2, Vega 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3300X 90.89% Zen 2 4/8 3.8 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 3600X 90.32% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Threadripper 3990X 90.09% Zen 2 64/128 2.9 / 4.3 GHz 280W
Core i3-9350KF 90.09% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0/4.6 GHz 91W
Core i9-9980XE 89.44% Skylake 18/36 4.4 / 4.5 GHz 165W
Core i5-9600K 89.31% Coffee Lake-R 6/6 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 95W
Core i7-7700K 88.21% Kaby Lake 4/8 4.2 / 4.5 GHz 91W
Ryzen 5 3600 87.82% Zen 2 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Xeon W-3175X 86.33% Skylake 28/56 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 225W
Ryzen 5 3500X 84.69% Zen 2 6/6 3.6 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Core i3-9100 82.52% Coffee Lake-R 4/4 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3100 80.81% Zen 2 4/8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Core i5-9400 / -9400F 80.16% Coffee Lake 6/6 2.9 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Ryzen 9 3900 77.41% Zen 2 12/24 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Core i3-8350K 75.63% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0 / – GHz 91W
Core i3-7100 75.26% Kaby Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 51W
Threadripper 2950X 74.11% Zen + 16/32 3.5 / 4.4 GHz 180W
Threadripper 2990WX 71.28% Zen+ 32/64 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Threadripper 2970WX 71.02% Zen + 24/48 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Ryzen 5 2600X 70.98% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3400G 69.17% Zen + 4/8 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i5-7400 68.23% Kaby Lake 4/4 3.0 / 3.5 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 2400G 64.81% Zen+ 4/8 3.6 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3200G 64.12% Zen + 4/4 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 1300X 63.85% Zen 4/4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 1600AF 62.99% Zen 6/12 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 65W
Pentium G5600 57.99% Coffee Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 54W
Ryzen 5 1600X 57.31% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W
Pentium G5400 54.73% Coffee Lake 2/4 3.7 / – GHz 54W
Athlon 3000G 54.61% Zen+ 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 35W
Athlon 220GE 53.98% Zen 2/4 3.4 / – GHz 35W
Pentium G4560 51.55% Kaby Lake 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 54W
Athlon 200GE 50.02% Zen 2/4 3.2 / – GHz 35W
AMD A10-9700 41.97% Bristol Ridge 4/4 3.5 / 3.8 GHz 65W
Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-U6780A 18.78% LuJiaZui  8/8 2.7 / – GHz 70W

This is our Pre-Zen 3 single-threaded ranking, which you can use to gauge relative rankings compared to the newer table above this one.

We generated the single-threaded metric via a geometric mean of performance in single-threaded LAME, Cinebench, POV-Ray, and y-cruncher applications, giving you a good idea of performance in everyday desktop PC applications. 

Intel and AMD CPU Multi-Threaded Performance

CPU Multi-Threaded Benchmark Hierarchy Post-Zen 3

Multi-Threaded App Score CPU Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP
Threadripper 3960X 100% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Ryzen 9 5950X 82.74% Zen 3 16/32 3.4 / 4.9 GHz 105W
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 73.07% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 9 5900X 70.87% Zen 3 12/24 3.7 / 4.8 GHz 105W
Intel Core i9-10980XE 66.50% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 59.75% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 59.69% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Intel Core i9-10900K 54.16% Comet Lake 10/20 3.7 / 5.3 GHz 125W
Intel Core i9-10850K 53.27% Comet Lake 10/20 3.6 / 5.2 GHz 95W
Ryzen 7 5800X 51.70% Zen 3 8/16 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 7 3800XT 44% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Ryzen 7 3800X 43.63% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
Core i7-10700K 43.51% Comet Lake 8/16 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 125W
Ryzen 5 5600X 40.39% Zen 3 6/12 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 3600XT 34.41% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3600X 33.61% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Ryzen 7 2700X 33.33% Zen+ 8/16 3.7 / 4.3 GHz 105W
Core i5-10600K 32.72% Comet Lake 6/12 4.1 / 4.8 GHz 125W
Ryzen 7 1800X 29.61% Zen 8/16 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 2600X 26.20% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 1600X 23.40% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W

The multi-threaded workload column is based on performance in Cinebench, POV-ray, vray, Blender (four tests – Koro, Barcellona, Classroom, bmw27), y-cruncher, and Handbrake x264 and x265 workloads that represent performance in productivity-focused applications that tend to require more compute horsepower.

Like we see with single-threaded performance metrics, multi-threaded performance, which is a measure of a chip’s performance in applications that utilize multiple software threads, varies based upon a whole host of architectural factors. It also depends heavily upon how well the software scales with additional compute cores. As such, these results do not align perfectly based upon core/thread count, though it does serve as a decent litmus of multi-threaded performance. Be aware that architectures, caches, and interconnects profoundly impact these results, as all of these factors impact how well performance scales with additional threads. Performance rarely scales perfectly with the addition of more cores/threads, so the scaling factor of each processor architecture weighs in heavily on the value proposition of going with a higher core count processor for your specific application.  

It’s noteworthy that both Ryzen 5000 chips beat out Intel’s 18-core 32-thread Core i9-10980XE, and the Ryzen 9 5900X only comes with 12 cores. Again, pay attention to TDP – the Ryzen chips have a 105W ranking while Intel is specced at 165W. 

CPU Multi-Threaded Benchmark Hierarchy Pre-Zen 3

Multi-Threaded App Score Architecture Cores/Threads Base/Boost TDP
Threadripper 3990X 100.0% Zen 2 64/128 2.9 / 4.3 GHz 280W
Threadripper 3970X 83.76% Zen 2 32/64 3.7 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Threadripper 3960X 72.04% Zen 2 24/48 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 280W
Xeon W-3175X 69.92% Skylake 28/56 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 225W
Ryzen 9 3950X 53.48% Zen 2 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Core i9-10980XE 52.75% Cascade Lake-X 18/36 3.0 / 4.8 GHz 165W
Core i9-9980XE 52.14% Skylake 18/36 4.4 / 4.5 GHz 165W
Threadripper 2990WX 48.00% Zen+ 32/64 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Ryzen 9 3900X 44.64% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 GHz 105W
Ryzen 9 3900XT 44.55% Zen 2 12/24 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Threadripper 2970WX 44.26% Zen + 24/48 3.0 / 4.2 GHz 250W
Core i9-10900K 40.39% Comet Lake 10/20 3.7 / 5.3 GHz 125W
Core i9-10850K 38.89% Comet Lake 10/20 3.6 / 5.2 GHz 95W
Threadripper 2950X 39.51% Zen + 16/32 3.5 / 4.4 GHz 180W
Ryzen 9 3900 38.34% Zen 2 12/24 3.1 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Ryzen 7 3800XT 33.36% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.7 GHz 105W
Core i9-9900KS 33.36% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 4.0 / 5.0 GHz 127W
Ryzen 7 3800X 33.11% Zen 2 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 GHz 105W
Core i7-10700K 32.87% Comet Lake 8/16 3.8 / 5.1 GHz 125W
Core i9-9900K 32.69% Coffee Lake-R 8/16 3.6 / 5.0 GHz 95W
Ryzen 7 3700X 32.56% Zen 2 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
Core i7-10700/F 32.05% Comet Lake 8/16 2.9 / 4.8 GHz 65W
Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G 31.21% Zen 2, Vega 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 GHz 65W
Core i7-9700K 27.01% Coffee Lake-R 8/8 3.6 / 4.9 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3600XT 26.71% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.5 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3600X 25.88% Zen 2 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 GHz 95W
Ryzen 5 3600 25.58% Zen 2 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i5-10600K 25.18% Comet Lake 6/12 4.1 / 4.8 GHz 125W
Ryzen 5 2600X 20.10% Zen+ 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 95W
Core i5-9600K 20.04% Coffee Lake-R 6/6 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 95W
Ryzen 3 3300X 19.03% Zen 2 4/8 3.8 / 4.3 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 3500X 18.94% Zen 2 6/6 3.6 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Core i5-9400 / -9400F 18.12% Coffee Lake 6/6 2.9 / 4.1 GHz 65W
Core i7-7700K 17.77% Kaby Lake 4/8 4.2 / 4.5 GHz 91W
Ryzen 5 1600AF 17.72% Zen 6/12 3.2 / 3.6 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3100 17.23% Zen 2 4/8 3.8 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 1600X 16.94% Zen 6/12 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 95W
Core i3-9350KF 14.52% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0/4.6 GHz 91W
Ryzen 5 3400G 13.83% Zen + 4/8 3.7 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Core i3-9100 13.03% Coffee Lake-R 4/4 3.6 / 4.2 GHz 65W
Ryzen 5 2400G 12.93% Zen+ 4/8 3.6 / 3.9 GHz 65W
Core i3-8350K 12.79% Coffee Lake 4/4 4.0 / – GHz 91W
Core i3-8100 11.90% Coffee Lake 4/4 3.6 / – GHz 65W
Core i5-7400 10.97% Kaby Lake 4/4 3.0 / 3.5 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 3200G 10.61% Zen + 4/4 3.6 / 4.0 GHz 65W
Ryzen 3 1300X 9.85% Zen 4/4 3.5 / 3.7 GHz 65W
Core i3-7100 8.53% Kaby Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 51W
Pentium G5600 6.84% Coffee Lake 2/4 3.9 / – GHz 54W
Athlon 3000G 6.59% Zen+ 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 35W
Athlon 220GE 6.46% Zen 2/4 3.4 / – GHz 35W
Pentium G5400 6.42% Coffee Lake 2/4 3.7 / – GHz 54W
Athlon 200GE 6.11% Zen 2/4 3.2 / – GHz 35W
Pentium G4560 6.07% Kaby Lake 2/4 3.5 / – GHz 54W
AMD A10-9700 5.45% Bristol Ridge 4/4 3.5 / 3.8 GHz 65W
Zhaoxin KaiXian KX-U6780A 5.09% LuJiaZui  8/8 2.7 / – GHz 70W

This is our Pre-Zen 3 single-threaded ranking, which you can use to gauge relative rankings compared to the newer table above this one. The multi-threaded workload column is based on performance in Cinebench, POV-ray, vray, Blender, y-cruncher, and Handbrake x264 and x265 workloads represent performance in productivity-focused applications that tend to require more compute horsepower.

The Threadripper rankings need a bit of explanation. With an industry-leading slathering of core counts, these processors offer the utmost performance in many different threaded workloads, but can suffer in some less-demanding desktop PC-class applications that either don’t utilize the cores and threads fully, or aren’t optimized for the architecture. That reduces the gap separating the rankings in the mainstream applications we use for this list, but in many cases, you can see much larger deltas with specific applications. You should view individual reviews and our best processors for applications list for a better sense of how those processors fare in professional workloads.  

Test System and Configuration

Hardware
AMD Socket AM4 (400-Series) AMD Ryzen 2000- 3000- 5000- series processors
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
2x 8GB Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600
Intel LGA 1151 (Z370) Intel Coffee Lake processors
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
2x 8GB Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600
AMD Socket AM4 (300-Series) Ryzen 1000-series processors
MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium
2x 8GB G.Skill FlareX DDR4-3200 @ DDR4-2667
Intel LGA 1151 (Z270) Intel Kaby Lake processors
MSI Z270 Gaming M7
2x 8GB Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600
Intel LGA 2066 Intel Skylake processors
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
2x 8GB Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600
All EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FE
1TB Samsung PM863
SilverStone ST1500-TI, 1500W
Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703 – All Spectre and Meltdown mitigations
Cooling Corsair H115i

Legacy Desktop Processor Hierarchy

Recognizing that a lot of older platforms are going to be paired with graphics subsystems multiple generations old, we wanted to define the top of our range to encourage balance between host processing and complementary GPUs. At this point, anyone with a Sandy Bridge-based Core i7 would realize a gain from stepping up to Coffee Lake or Kaby Lake, for example. And putting AMD’s top FX CPUs next to a handful of Core i7s and those older Core i5s represents an upgrade to their status.

Currently, our hierarchy consists of 13 total tiers. The bottom half of the chart is largely outdated; you’ll notice those CPUs dragging down performance in the latest games, regardless of the graphics card installed in your PC. If you own a CPU in that range, an upgrade could really take your experience to another level.

Really, it’s the top five tiers or so that remain viable. And in that top half of the chart, an upgrade is typically worthwhile if it’s a least a couple of tiers higher. Otherwise, there’s just not enough improvement to warrant the expense of a fresh CPU, motherboard and RAM (not to mention the graphics card and storage solution you’d be considering as well). 

Legacy Desktop Processor Hierarchy

Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Core i7-8700K ($382.00 On Walmart)
Intel Core i9-7900X ($969.00 On Walmart)
Intel Core i9-7960X ($1617.83 On Amazon)
Intel Core i9-7980XE ($1579.99 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-8700K ($382.00 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-7740X ($350.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-7700K ($344.61 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-7820X ($599.99 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X ($77.99 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-7700 ($317.07 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X ($199.99 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-8400 ($204.29 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen 7 1800X ($220.79 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-7800X ($389.99 On Newegg) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X ($549.99 On Newegg)
Intel Core i7-7700T ($339.99 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen 7 1700X ($163.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-6950X ($1576.52 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ($219.79 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-6900K ($788.00 On Amazon) AMD Ryzen 5 1600X ($139.95 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-6850K ($492.75 On Amazon) AMD Ryzen 5 1600 ($103.57 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-6800K ($347.88 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen 5 1500X ($127.00 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-6700K ($293.19 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen 5 1400 ($139.99 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7 6700 ($317.97 On Walmart) AMD Ryzen 3 1300X ($66.56 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-5960X ($1,069.95 On Newegg) Ryzen 5 2400G ($59.99 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-5930K ($386.59 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-5820K ($350.90 On Walmart)
Intel Core i7-5775C ($1077.88 On Amazon)
Intel i7-4960X ($465.58 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-4930K
Intel Core i7-4820K
Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Core i7-4770K
Intel Core i7-4790
Intel Core i7-4771
Intel Core i7-4770
Intel Core i7-3970X
Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7-3930K
Intel Core i7-3820
Intel Core i7-3770K
Intel Core i7-3770
Intel Core i5-7640X ($243.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-7600K ($10.73 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-7600 ($269.99 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-7500 ($216.62 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-7400 ($201.30 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5 6600k ($248.73 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-6600 ($210.66 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-6500 ($210.04 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5 6402P ($488.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-6400 ($182.99 On Newegg)
Intel Core i5-5675C
Intel Core i5-4690K ($250.58 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-4670K
Intel Core i5-4590
Intel Core i5-4670
Intel Core i5-4570
Intel BX80646I54460 ($215.17 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-4440
Intel Core i5-4430
Intel Core i5-3570K
Intel Core i5-3570
Intel Core i5-3550
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Core i7-990X Extreme
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme
Intel Core i7-975 Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel Core i7-2600
Intel Core i7-965
Intel Core i5-3470
Intel Core i5-3450P Intel Core i7-7700 ($317.07 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-3450 AMD FX-9370 ($232.17 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-3350P AMD FX-8370 ($220.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-3330 AMD FX-8350 w/Wraith ($159.99 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-2550K AMD FX-8320 ($124.99 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-2500K AMD FX-8300 ($99.99 On Amazon)
Intel Core i5-2500 AMD FX-8150
Intel Core i5-2450P
Intel Core i5-2400
Intel Core i5-2380P
Intel Core i5-2320
Intel Core i5-2310
Intel Core i5-2300
Intel Core i3-7350K ($167.99 On Walmart)
Intel Core i3-7320 ($295.22 On Walmart)
Intel Core i3-7300 ($169.89 On B&H)
Intel Core i3-7100 ($131.99 On B&H)
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Core i7-980
Intel Core i7-970
Intel Core i7-960
Intel Core i7-875K
Intel Core i7-870
Intel Core i3 6320 ($218.52 On Amazon)
Intel Core i3 6300 ($130.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i3-6100 ($130.34 On Walmart) AMD FX-6350 w/Wraith ($134.99 On Amazon)
Intel Core i3 6100T ($136.99 On Tiger Direct) AMD FX-4350 ($716.00 On Walmart)
Intel Core i3-6098P ($372.00 On Amazon) AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
Intel Core i3-4360 AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Intel Core i3-4350 AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 980
Intel Core i3-4340 AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 975
Intel Core i3-4170
Intel Core i3-4160
Intel Core i3-4150
Intel Core i3-4130
Intel Core i3-3250
Intel Core i3-3245
Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Core i3-3225
Intel Core i3-3220
Intel Core i3-3210
Intel Core i3-2130
Intel Core i3-2025
Intel Core i3-2120
Intel Core i3-2105
Intel Core i3-2100
Intel Pentium G4620 ($143.92 On Walmart)
Intel Pentium G4600 ($126.42 On Walmart)
Intel Pentium G4560 ($79.99 On Walmart)
Intel Pentium G4500 ($74.86 On Walmart)
Intel Pentium G4400 ($62.24 On Walmart)
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
AMD FX-8370E ($310.09 On Amazon)
AMD FX-8320 ($149.01 On Amazon)
AMD FX-8120
AMD FX-6300 ($89.98 On Amazon)
AMD FX-6200
AMD FX-4300 ($99.95 On Amazon)
AMD FX-4170
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
Intel Core i7-950 AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-940 AMD Phenom II X4 965
Intel Core i7-930 AMD Phenom II X4 955
Intel Core i7-920 AMD A10-7890K APU ($411.00 On Amazon)
Intel Core i7-860 Intel A10-7870K ($34.99 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-3220T AMD A10-7860K ($42.90 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-2405S AMD A10-7850K
Intel Core i5-2400S AMD A10-7800
Intel Core i5-760 AMD A10-7700K
Intel Core i5-750 AMD A10-6800K
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 AMD A10-6790K
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 AMD A10-6700
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 AMD A10-5800K
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 AMD A10-5700
Intel A8-7650K ($105.99 On Amazon)
AMD A8-7600 ($17.99 On eBay)
AMD A8-6600K
AMD A8-5600K
AMD A8-3870K
AMD A8-3870
AMD A8-3850
AMD Athlon X4 880K ($74.90 On Amazon)
Intel Athlon X4 870K (4th quarter) ($35.79 On Walmart)
Intel A10-7870K ($34.99 On Walmart)
AMD Athlon X4 750K
AMD Athlon X4 740
AMD Athlon X4 651K
AMD Athlon X4 645
AMD Athlon X4 641
AMD Athlon X4 640
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
AMD FX-6100
AMD FX-4130
AMD FX-4100
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 AMD Phenom II X4 945
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 AMD Phenom II X4 940
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 AMD Phenom II X4 920
Intel Core i5-680 AMD Phenom II X3 740
Intel Core i5-670 AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
Intel Core i5-661 AMD A8-6500
Intel Core i5-660 AMD A8-5500
Intel Core i5-655K AMD A6 ($75.55 On Walmart)
Intel Core i5-650 AMD A6 ($75.55 On Walmart)
Intel Core i3-2120T AMD A6-3670K
Intel Core i3-2100T AMD A6-3650
AMD Athlon II X4 635
AMD Athlon II X4 630
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 AMD Phenom II X4 910
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 AMD Phenom II X4 910e
Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 AMD Phenom II X4 810
Intel Core i3-550 AMD Athlon II X4 631
Intel Core i3-540 AMD Athlon II X4 620
Intel Core i3-530 AMD Athlon II X3 460
Intel Pentium G3470
Intel Pentium G3460
Intel Pentium G3450
Intel Pentium G3440
Intel Pentium G3430
Intel Pentium G3420
Intel Pentium G3260 ($106.67 On Walmart)
Intel Pentium G3258 ($67.00 On eBay)
Intel Pentium G3250
Intel Pentium G3220
Intel Pentium G2130
Intel Pentium G2120
Intel Pentium G2020
Intel Pentium G2010
Intel Pentium G870
Intel Pentium G860
Intel Pentium G850
Intel Pentium G840
Intel Pentium G645
Intel Pentium G640
Intel Pentium G630
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 AMD Phenom II X4 905e
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 AMD Phenom II X4 805
Intel Core 2 Duo E8190 AMD Phenom II X3 710
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 AMD Phenom II X3 705e
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 AMD Phenom II X2 565 Black Edition
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition
Intel Pentium G620 AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition
Intel Celeron G1630 AMD Phenom II X2 545
Intel Celeron G1620 AMD Phenom X4 9950
Intel Celeron G1610 AMD Athlon II X3 455
Intel Celeron G555 AMD Athlon II X3 450
Intel Celeron G550 AMD Athlon II X3 445
Intel Celeron G540 AMD Athlon II X3 440
Intel Celeron G530 AMD Athlon II X3 435
Intel Celeron G3950 ($65.35 On Amazon) AMD Athlon II X3 425
Intel Celeron G3930 ($61.10 On Walmart)
Intel Celeron G3930 ($61.10 On Walmart)
Intel Celeron G3900 ($47.49 On Amazon)
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
AMD Phenom X4 9850
AMD Phenom X4 9750
AMD Phenom X4 9650
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 AMD Phenom X4 9600
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 AMD Phenom X3 8850
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 AMD Phenom X3 8750
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 AMD Athlon II X2 370K
Intel Core 2 Duo E6540 AMD Athlon II X2 265
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6700 AMD Athlon II X2 260
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6600 AMD Athlon II X2 255
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E650 AMD A6-5500K
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 AMD A6 ($75.55 On Walmart)
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5800 AMD A4-7300 ($112.00 On Amazon)
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5700 AMD A4-6400K
Intel Pentium G9650 AMD A4-6300 ($229.99 On eBay)
AMD A4-5400K
AMD A4-5300
AMD A4-4400
AMD A4-4000
AMD A4-3400
AMD A4-3300
AMD Sempron 2650 ($40.33 On Walmart)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
AMD Phenom X4 9550
AMD Phenom X4 9500
AMD Phenom X4 9450e
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 AMD Phenom X4 9350e
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 AMD Phenom X3 8650
Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 AMD Phenom X3 8600
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 AMD Phenom X3 8550
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 AMD Phenom X3 8450e
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 AMD Phenom X3 8450
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 AMD Phenom X3 8400
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 AMD Phenom X3 8250e
Intel Pentium Dual-Core G620T AMD Athlon II X2 250
AMD Athlon II X2 245
AMD Athlon II X2 240
AMD Athlon X2 7850
AMD Athlon X2 7750
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
AMD Phenom X4 9150e
AMD Phenom X4 9100e
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 AMD Athlon X2 7550
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 AMD Athlon X2 7450
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 AMD Athlon X2 5050e
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 AMD Athlon X2 4850e/b
Intel Celeron E3300 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 AMD Athlon X2 6550
Intel Core 2 Duo E5500 AMD Athlon X2 6500
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2220 AMD Athlon X2 4450e/b
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 AMD Athlon X2 4600+
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2210 AMD Athlon X2 4400+
Intel Celeron E3200 AMD Athlon X2 4200+
AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Intel Celeron 1600 AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Intel Celeron G440 AMD Athlon X2 4050e
AMD Athlon X2 2300 Black Edition
Intel CPUs AMD CPUs and APUs
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2140
Intel Celeron E1500
Intel Celeron E1400
Intel Celeron E1200

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