CPU Benchmarks and Hierarchy 2024: CPU Rankings

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 Our CPU benchmarks performance hierarchy ranks current and previous-gen Intel and AMD processors based on performance, including all of the best CPUs for Gaming. Below the CPU ranking charts and tables, this guide also gives you a basic introduction to CPU benchmarks and includes a list of commonly-used CPU benchmarks. We have benchmarked CPUs for over 25 years, so we've preserved many of our legacy historical CPU rankings on the second page of this article.

Your CPU is considered a computer's most important component. CPU benchmark comparisons help us sort out the differences between chips, but you'll find a dizzying collection of model numbers and specs from both Intel and AMD. We've listed the best cheap CPUs and best CPUs for workstations and even covered the Intel vs AMD feature debate in other articles, but if you want to know the CPU rankings and how you can run CPU benchmarks of your own, this CPU benchmarks hierarchy is for you.

Intel's 14th-Gen Raptor Lake processors have arrived, with the highest-end overclockable models landing first. The 6 GHz $589 Core i9-14900K, $409 Core i7-14700K, and $319 Core i5-14600K, facing off with AMD’s Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 lineup. We've added those models to our rankings below.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D is a truly exceptional chip. Only Micro Center has this chip, and it is selling in its stores only, marking the only truly exclusive CPU launch we've seen in recent memory. The 7600X3D is the CPU to get for AM4 upgraders, or if you're shopping for a powerful budget gaming rig. However, as with all of AMD's gaming-specialized X3D parts, the chip comes with lower performance in productivity apps, which is exacerbated by its older Zen 3 architecture. That said, it's the best gaming-per-dollar CPU we've ever benchmarked, so check the review for the particulars.

The $449 Ryzen 7 7800X3D is now the fastest gaming chip money can buy. This eight-core 16-thread chip uses AMD's 3D V-Cache technology to accelerate gaming performance, but the tech doesn't accelerate all games and results in reduced performance in some applications. However, for gaming, AMD's 3D V-Cache tech is the uncontested leader. For ultra-high-end gaming-focused rigs, the $699 Ryzen 9 7950X3D is the uncontested leader with 16 cores and 32 threads that are just as adept at cutting through the heaviest productivity workloads as they are at blasting through the latest game titles. We also recently reviewed the Ryzen 9 7900X3D which has the same tech, but its pricing is too high.

That chip faces off with the Intel Core i9-13900KS, which is among the fastest desktop PC chips ever made, but it has a $699 price tag and a voracious appetite for power that requires expensive supporting componentry to deliver a single-digit percentage CPU benchmark improvement over the standard Core i9-13900K. Overall, the 13900KS' small performance gains don't make sense for the average user.

On the lower end of the spectrum, we also have the $110 Core i3-13100F, which is also available with graphics as the $150 Core i3-13100. The Core i3-13100F provides solid performance in gaming for its price point, but the Ryzen 5 5600 is also a stout contender.

We'll explain how we ranked the processors under each table. The game testing ranking is first. We also include a productivity application performance metric, which we've split up into single- and multi-threaded measurements. We also have an integrated graphics CPU gaming benchmark ranking so you can see how AMD's APUs stack up to Intel's processors.

CPU Benchmarks Rankings 2024 - Windows 10 and Windows 11

We have two sets of benchmarks in the album above. All of our Windows 11 tests above were conducted with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, and we'll build out all future test results with this platform. We recently updated our test image, so we have a limited selection of benchmarks that include the latest Intel 14th-Gen processors. However, you can use the relative positioning of the processors to gauge performance differences to older chips by comparing them to the much broader set of CPU benchmarks found in the following slides. We are also adding new benchmarks of the older CPUs to our new test suite, and these two lists will merge into a single list in the coming weeks.

We rank all the Intel and AMD processors using the Windows 11 and RTX 4090 test bench in the tables below, but we don't include CPU overclock performance rankings. You can see all of those numbers in the charts above. We've also added separate charts for integrated graphics testing below.

Because we have a much broader selection of test results with our now-legacy Windows 10 and RTX 3090 platform, we've also included slides with those results in the above album. You can also find those results in table form in our legacy section on the next page.

Bear in mind that the charts above use the raw performance numbers, whereas our CPU benchmarks rankings in the tables below use a score to rank the chips relative to one another. Here are also a few of our faceoffs that pit top gaming CPUs head-to-head:  

Gaming CPU Benchmarks Ranking 2024

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Product / (MSRP)Lowest Price1080p Gaming Score1440p Gaming ScoreArchitectureCores/Threads (P+E)Base/Boost GHzTDP / PBP / MTP
Ryzen 7 7800X3D ($449)$387100.00%100.00%Zen 48 / 164.2 / 5.0120W / 162W
Ryzen 9 7950X3D ($699)$62697.70%99.80%Zen 416 / 324.2 / 5.7120W / 162W
Ryzen 9 7900X3D ($599)$37993.90%96.90%Zen 412 / 244.4 / 5.6120W / 162W
Core i9-14900K ($549)$57590.20%88.80%Raptor Cove24 / 323.2 / 6.0125W / 253W
Core i7-14700K ($409)$36987.80%85.30%Raptor Cove20 / 283.4 / 5.6125W / 253W
Core i9-13900K ($589)$43987.60%88.00%Raptor Lake24 / 32 (8+16)3.0 / 5.8125 / 253W
Core i7-13700K ($409)$30185.80%83.40%Raptor Lake16 / 24 (8+8)3.4 / 5.4125 / 253W
Core i5-14600K ($319)$31680.70%77.70%Raptor Cove14 / 203.5 / 5.3125W / 181W
Core i5-13600K ($319)$24779.40%75.60%Raptor Lake14 / 20 (6+8)3.5 / 5.1125 / 181W
Ryzen 7 7700X ($349)$25976.50%72.90%Zen 48 /164.5 / 5.4105 / 142W
Ryzen 9 7900X ($474)$32975.10%74.70%Zen 412 / 244.7 / 5.6170 / 230W
Ryzen 9 7950X ($569)$53274.80%75.70%Zen 416 / 324.5 / 5.7170 / 230W
Ryzen 5 7600X ($249)$17471.00%66.80%Zen 46 / 124.7 / 5.3105 / 142W
Core i5-13400 / F ($220)$19962.90%57.50%Raptor Lake10 / 16 (6+4)2.5 / 4.665 /148W

We have two rankings for each chip, based on 1080p and 1440p CPU gaming benchmarks. We conducted these tests in Windows 11. The most powerful chip gets a 100, and all others are scored relative to it. We tested all platforms that support DDR5 with the newer memory — in general, Intel's chips lose a few percentage points of performance with DDR4 memory (more testing here).

The chart is aligned in order based on the 1080p game results, but the 1440p listings aren't listed in sequential order due to unfortunate limitations with our tables. So pay attention to the 1440p rankings: Some faster chips at 1440p CPU benchmarks may be listed below slower chips due to the 1080p results.

We're working to expand this roster of gaming CPU benchmarks quickly, so keep an eye out for our updates. For now, head to our legacy section on the next page for benchmarks of even older CPUs.

We measured performance for the 1080p CPU gaming benchmarks with a geometric mean of Cyberpunk 2077, Hitman 3, Far Cry 6, F1 2023, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021, Borderlands 3, Minecraft, Warhammer 3, and Watch Dogs Legion. Not all games scale well moving from 1080p to 1440p, so we measured performance for the 1440p CPU gaming benchmarks with a geometric mean of Borderlands 3, Far Cry 6, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021, Cyberpunk 2023, Hitman 3, Warhammer 3 and Watch Dogs Legion

Single-Threaded CPU Benchmarks Rankings 2024

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2024 Single-Threaded CPU Benchmarks — Windows 11
 Single-Threaded App ScoreArchitectureCores/Threads (P+E)Base/Boost GHzTDP / PBP / MTP
$699 - Core i9-13900KS100.00%Raptor Lake24 / 32 (8+16)3.0 / 6.0150W / 253W / 320W
$589 - Core i9-13900K98.0%Raptor Lake24 / 32 (8+16)3.0 / 5.8125 / 253W
$409 - Core i7-13700K90.8%Raptor Lake16 / 24 (8+8)3.4 / 5.4125 / 253W
$569 - Ryzen 9 7950X87.9%Zen 416 / 324.5 / 5.7170 / 230W
$589 - Core i9-12900K87.5%Alder Lake16 / 24 (8+8)3.2 / 5.2125 / 241W
$474 - Ryzen 9 7900X86.8%Zen 412 / 244.7 / 5.6170 / 230W
$319 - Core i5-13600K86.7%Raptor Lake14 / 20 (6+8)3.5 / 5.1125 / 181W
$349 - Ryzen 7 7700X85.8%Zen 48 /164.5 / 5.4105 / 142W
$409 - Core i7-12700K84.4%Alder Lake12 / 20 (8+4)3.6 / 5.0125 / 190W
$429 - Ryzen 9 790084.1%Zen 412 / 243.7 / 5.465 / 88W
$249 - Ryzen 5 7600X84.1%Zen 46 / 124.7 / 5.3105 / 142W
$699 — Ryzen 9 7950X3D83.8%Zen 416 / 324.2 / 5.7120 / 162W
$289 - Core i5-12600K83.1%Alder Lake10 / 16 (6+4)3.7 / 4.9125 / 150W
$329 - Ryzen 7 770082.0%Zen 48 / 163.8 / 5.365 / 88W
$599 - Ryzen 9 7900X3D80.9%Zen 412 / 244.4 / 5.6120 / 162W
$229 - Ryzen 5 760078.5%Zen 46 / 123.8 / 5.165 / 88W
$221 - Core i5-13400 / F77.9%Raptor Lake10 / 16 (6+4)2.5 / 4.665 / 148W
$110 - Core i3-13100F75.9%Raptor Lake4 / 8 (4+0)3.4 / 4.560W / 89W
$189 - Core i5-1240074.2%Alder Lake6 / 12 (6+0)2.5 / 4.465 / 117W
$449 - Ryzen 7 7800X3D74.1%Zen 48 / 164.2 / 5.0120W / 162W
$550 - Ryzen 9 5950X72.3%Zen 316 / 323.4 / 4.9105W
$350 - Ryzen 9 5900X71.5%Zen 312 / 243.7 / 4.8105W
$100 - Core i3-1210071.1%Alder Lake4 / 8 (4+0)4 / 8 (4+0)60W / 89W
$210 - Ryzen 7 5700X67.8%Zen 38 / 163.4 / 4.665W
$165 - Ryzen 5 5600X67.3%Zen 36 / 123.7 / 4.665W
$365 - Ryzen 7 5800X3D65.9%Zen 38 / 163.4 / 4.5105W
$140 - Ryzen 5 560063.6%Zen 36 / 123.5 / 4.465W
$135 - Ryzen 5 5600G63.5%Zen 36 / 123.9 / 4.465W
$229 - Ryzen 5 5600X3D61.7%Zen 36 / 123.3 / 4.4105W
$99 - Ryzen 5 550060.4%Zen 36 / 123.6 / 4.265W

We calculate the above single-threaded CPU benchmarks rankings based on a geometric mean of the Cinebench, POV-Ray, and LAME CPU benchmarks. The most powerful chip gets a 100, and all others are scored relative to it.

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 on clock frequency. Instead, performance varies with each application and how well it is tuned for the respective architectures.  

Multi-Threaded CPU Benchmarks Rankings 2024

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2024 Multi-Threaded CPU Benchmarks — Windows 11
 Multi-Threaded App ScoreArchitectureCores/Threads (P+E)Base/Boost GHzTDP / PBP / MTP
$569 - Ryzen 9 7950X100.00%Zen 416 / 324.5 / 5.7170 / 230W
$699 - Core i9-13900KS99.5%Raptor Lake24 / 32 (8+16)3.0 / 6.0150W / 253W / 320W
$589 - Core i9-13900K98.62%Raptor Lake24 / 32 (8+16)3.0 / 5.8125 / 253W
$699 — Ryzen 9 7950X3D94.7%Zen 416 / 324.2 / 5.7120 / 162W
$699 - Ryzen 9 7950X3D91.6%Zen 412 / 244.4 / 5.6120 / 162W
$474 - Ryzen 9 7900X79.51%Zen 412 / 244.7 / 5.6170 / 230W
$409 - Core i7-13700K79.05%Raptor Lake16 / 24 (8+8)3.4 / 5.4125 / 253W
$429 - Ryzen 9 790069.97%Zen 412 / 243.7 / 5.465 / 88W
$589 - Core i9-12900K69.85%Alder Lake16 / 24 (8+8)3.2 / 5.2125 / 241W
$550 - Ryzen 9 5950X67.30%Zen 316 / 323.4 / 4.9105W
$319 - Core i5-13600K60.91%Raptor Lake14 / 20 (6+8)3.5 / 5.1125 / 181W
$409 - Core i7-12700K59.62%Alder Lake12 / 20 (8+4)3.6 / 5.0125 / 190W
$350 - Ryzen 9 5900X58.02%Zen 312 / 243.7 / 4.8105W
$349 - Ryzen 7 7700X56.15%Zen 48 /164.5 / 5.4105 / 142W
$329 - Ryzen 7 770052.87%Zen 48 / 163.8 / 5.365 / 88W
$449 - Ryzen 7 7800X3D52.3%Zen 48 / 164.2 / 5.0120 / 162W
$289 - Core i5-12600K45.69%Alder Lake10 / 16 (6+4)3.7 / 4.9125 / 150W
$249 - Ryzen 5 7600X43.89%Zen 46 / 124.7 / 5.3105 / 142W
$221 - Core i5-13400 / F43.0%Raptor Lake10 / 16 (6+4)2.5 / 4.665 /148W
$365 - Ryzen 7 5800X3D41.54%Zen 38 / 163.4 / 4.5105W
$229 - Ryzen 5 760040.61%Zen 46 / 123.8 / 5.165 / 88W
$210 - Ryzen 7 5700X39.77%Zen 38 / 163.4 / 4.665W
$189 - Core i5-1240033.68%Alder Lake6 / 12 (6+0)2.5 / 4.465 / 117W
$165 - Ryzen 5 5600X32.5%Zen 36 / 123.7 / 4.665W
$140 - Ryzen 5 560032.3%Zen 36 / 123.5 / 4.465W
$229 - Ryzen 5 5600X3D30.8%Zen 36 / 123.3 / 4.4105W
$99 - Ryzen 5 550029.5%Zen 36 / 123.6 / 4.265W
$135 - Ryzen 5 5600G29.4%Zen 36 / 123.9 / 4.465W
$110 - Core i3-13100F24.8%Raptor Lake4 / 8 (4+0)3.4 / 4.560W / 89W
$100 - Core i3-1210023.3%Alder Lake4 / 8 (4+0)3.3 / 4.360W / 89W

The multi-threaded workload column is based on CPU benchmarks performance in Cinebench, POV-ray, vray, Blender (four tests - Koro, Barcellona, Classroom, bmw27), y-cruncher, and Handbrake x264 and x265 workloads. These CPU benchmarks represent performance in productivity-focused applications that tend to require more compute horsepower. The most powerful chip gets a 100, and all others are scored relative to it.

Like we see with single-threaded performance metrics, multi-threaded performance, which measures a chip's performance in applications that utilize multiple software threads, varies based on 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 on 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 heavily on the value proposition of going with a higher core count processor.

Integrated GPU Gaming CPU Benchmarks Rankings 2024

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iGPU Performance relative to Ryzen 7 5700G
Ryzen 7 5700G B550-E 100%100%
Ryzen 5 5600G96.3%96%
Ryzen 7 4750G92.9%94.1%
Ryzen 3 5300G85.8%87.2%
Ryzen 5 3400G83.5%84.1%
Ryzen 3 3200G77.1%78.1%
Intel UHD Graphics 750 32 EU (11600K, 11700K)58.3%~48.9%
Intel UHD Graphics 730 24 EU (i5-11400)51.7%42.9%
Intel UHD Graphics 630 24 EU (10600K)36.0%34.4%

Here's our list of gaming performance with integrated graphics on several of the leading APUs available. We've split this into two different price ranges, so be sure to flip through all of the performance charts. For a bit of commentary and analysis of these results, head to our Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G reviews. The most powerful chip gets a 100, and all others are scored relative to it.

How to Benchmark your CPU

Benchmarking your CPU is an essential practice for CPU overclocking, or if you're merely tuning your system. Simply run a CPU benchmark before you make any changes, then re-test after changes to see the results. You can head to our deep-dive details of overclocking in our How to Overclock a CPU guide for more details on tuning your processor, but if you want to learn how to benchmark your CPU, you're in the right place.

How do you benchmark your CPU? Well, that's not as complicated as you might think. Choosing the best CPU benchmarks can be a daunting task, but the general rule is that the best performance benchmark is simply measuring the performance of the programs you use the most. However, you might not be able to find other benchmarks to compare to, so these real-world benchmarks might not help you compare your performance to other CPUs.

However, if the programs you frequently use don't have built-in benchmarks you can also use similar types of programs (renderers or encoders, for instance) as a proxy for your workload. There are also several well-known benchmarks with large databases that enable easy comparisons. You can also compare your results to the benchmarks you see in our library of reviews to get a good sense of how your system stacks up. We have a list of some great productivity benchmarks, and their download links, below.

These same theories apply to CPU game benchmarking — the best CPU benchmark is the game that you play the most. You can download an fps counter, like FRAPS, to measure performance during your gaming session. Games can vary widely, so we don't have a specific list of titles to test. However, you can use the gaming CPU benchmarks you see in our reviews as a good starting point.

You can also use synthetic gaming CPU benchmarks, a few of which we have listed below. Just be aware that these synthetic CPU benchmarks don't tend to translate well to real-world gaming, but they do show us the raw amount of compute power exposed to game engines. However, given their stability and repeatability, these are great benchmarks for comparing performance before and after any changes you may make to your system. 

Most often overlook web-browser performance, but these are among the best CPU benchmarks to measure performance in single-threaded workloads, which helps quantify the snappiness in your system. This also often directly correlates to performance in games that prize single-threaded performance. We've included a few web browser benchmarks below as well.

If you plan to compare to other gaming and application CPU benchmark results from reviews, forums, or friends, be sure to turn off as many background tasks as possible during your benchmarks to eliminate that influence from your CPU benchmark results. Here's a list with download links for some of the most common CPU benchmarks:

Best CPU Benchmarks You Can Run

  • Cinebench R23 (MS Store) — This rendering CPU benchmark program has both single- and multi-core benchmark modes. This is one of the most commonly-used CPU benchmarks. 
  • UL Benchmarks 3DMark — This synthetic CPU benchmark has a plethora of built-in tests for both CPUs and GPUs and is updated regularly with new tests. This is the go-to synthetic gaming test for many. 
  • CPU-Z — This is a common utility that exposes the details of your processor, but it also has a built-in CPU benchmark that is incredibly simple to run. The single- and multi-thread test results don't correlate well to real-world tasks, but the tests' stability makes them well suited for before and after comparisons. CPU-Z test results are also widely shared among enthusiasts, so it's easy to find comparison systems. 
  • POV-Ray — This rendering CPU benchmark has both single- and multi-threaded test options but uses a heavier distribution of AVX instructions than Cinebench to create a taxing CPU benchmark. 
  • C-Ray — This CPU benchmark uses a raytracer rendering engine to measure a CPU's multi-threaded performance in floating-point operations. 
  • HandBrake — The HandBrake encoder comes with a plethora of options, so you can easily tailor the encoding CPU benchmark to your needs. Simply measure the amount of time it takes to encode a video, and then use that as your baseline for comparison. 
  • Corona — This is another popular rendering utility and is a simple-one click CPU benchmark that uses the Chaos Corona render engine to measure CPU performance in multi-threaded workloads. 
  • WebXPRT 4 — This is a click-to-run CPU benchmark that runs in your browser to measure performance in HTML5, JavaScript, and WebAssembly-based tests. This is a great CPU benchmark to measure single-threaded performance.  
  • ARES-6 — This is a click-to-run CPU benchmark that runs in your browser to measure performance in JavaScript but has a heavy weighting towards the neural network (machine learning) workloads that are becoming increasingly common. This is a great CPU benchmark to measure single-threaded performance.
  • y-cruncher — This CPU benchmark runs from a command line, so it isn't the most user-friendly. However, it calculates Pi using the latest AVX instruction sets in a heavily-threaded manner, making it among the best to measure SIMD performance. Beware, this test can break overclocks easily (which also means it is great for stress testing). 

2024 CPU Benchmarks Test System and Configuration

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2024 CPU Benchmarks Hierarchy Test Setup
Intel Socket 1700 DDR5 (Z790)Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K, i5-13600K
Row 1 - Cell 0 MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi
Row 2 - Cell 0 G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 - Stock: DDR5-5600 | OC: XMP DDR5-6800
AMD Socket AM5 (X670E)Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7600, Ryzen 5 7600, Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 5 7600X
Row 4 - Cell 0 ASRock X670E Taichi
Row 5 - Cell 0 G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 - Stock: DDR5-5200 | OC/PBO: DDR5-6000
Intel Socket 1700 DDR5 (Z690)Core i5-12400, i5-12600K, i7-12700K, i9-12900K
Row 7 - Cell 0 MSI MEG Z690 Ace
Row 8 - Cell 0 G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-6400 - Stock: DDR5-4400 | OC DDR5-6000
AMD Socket AM4 (X570)Ryzen 9 5950X, 5900X, 5700X, 5600X, 5800X3D
Row 10 - Cell 0 MSI MEG X570 Godlike
Row 11 - Cell 0 2x 8GB Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600 - Stock: DDR4-3200 | OC/PBO: DDR4-3800
All SystemsAsus RTX 4090 ROG Strix OC
Row 13 - Cell 0 Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Eagle - ProViz applications
Row 14 - Cell 0 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE - Application tests
Row 15 - Cell 0 2TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, Silverstone ST1100-TI, Open Benchtable, Arctic MX-4 TIM, Windows 11 Pro
CoolingCorsair H115i, Custom loop
Overclocking noteAll configurations with overclocked memory also have tuned core frequencies and/or lifted power limits.
Paul Alcorn
Managing Editor: News and Emerging Tech

Paul Alcorn is the Managing Editor: News and Emerging Tech for Tom's Hardware US. He also writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage, and enterprise hardware.

  • abryant
    Archived comments are found here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-3819348/intel-amd-processor-hierarchy.html
  • King_V
    Will the G5xxx Pentiums, as well as the Ryzen-based Athlons, be added?

    Come to think about it, maybe the AM4 versions of the A10 and A12?

    Low end stuff, true, but still interesting I think to see where the new bottom-end CPUs fit relative to some of the older things that were decent performers in their day.
  • Yarberger1
    I have an i5-3570. I have previously been told that an upgrade to (for example) an i7-8700K would see a significant improvement and would be well worth the investment. This article seems to say the exact opposite.

    I presently have a 1920x1080 monitor and GTX960 GPU. My system is used for general office applications, surfing and limited gaming (WoW, with an intention to switch to Elite: Dangerous shortly).
  • King_V
    My son, at his mother's house, still uses an i5-2320 with a GTX 660Ti. Handles his needs just fine. I'd say with your usage, what you have is more than sufficient.
  • Yarberger1
    Would this remain the case if I were to upgrade to a 2560x1440 monitor? (Thanks for the reply)
  • King_V
    That I couldn't say - as I'm not familiar with those particular games or how demanding they are.

    Might be more appropriate to start a separate thread though, for that question. That way you're more likely to get people who can address that question than who would see it buried in the midst of this thread about the hierarchy charts.
  • urbanman2004
    Would it be advisable to upgrade the GPU on a system running a i7-980X (w/ 16GB RAM) from a GTX 680 (2GB) to a GTX 1070 (8GB)?
  • King_V
    That would really be more dependent on your monitor's resolution and refresh rate. Could be the right choice, could be a bit of overkill, depending on the monitor.
  • nufelevas
    Here are the prices updates to February 2019.

    The size of the bubbles indicate application performance.

    The labels in red belong to best buys (lower price or higher performance)

    Not all prices and processors on the article are on sale anymore, so I excluded some CPUs.

    Prices source:
    Intel Core i7-8700K $ 400 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07598VZR8/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    Intel Core i7-8700 $ 350 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07598HLB4/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i9-7960X $ 930 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B075XRYMDS/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i5-8600K $ 260 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759FKH8K/?tag=pcpapi-20
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600X $ 216 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07B428V2L/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $ 310 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07B428M7F/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    Intel Core i9-7980XE $ 1.900 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intel-Core-i9-7980XE-Skylake-X-18-Core-2-6-GHz-LGA-2066-Desktop-Processor-BX80673I97980X/267995409?affp1=Gf2ssvCIn0M5cClvlZxbzAfXxGbjFWVJaxJnUrYVLKY&affilsrc=api&u1=&oid=223073.7200&wmlspartner=8BacdVP0GFs&sourceid=24923187711495984409&affillinktype=14&veh=aff
    Intel Core i9-7900X $ 1.013 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA6581U4822&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-ed-Future%20Publishing%20Ltd-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=12920453&PID=8900246&SID=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4312
    Intel Core i7-7700K $ 419 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01MXSI216/ref=olp_f_new?ie=UTF8&f_new=true
    Intel Core i5-8400 $ 200 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0759FGJ3Q/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    AMD Threadripper 2950X $ 930 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07GFN6CVF/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i7-7820X $ 670 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B072NF4BY3/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i3-8350K $ 200 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0759FWJDK/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700 $ 260 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07B41717Z/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    AMD Threadripper 1900X $ 310 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0754JNQBP/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    Intel Core i7-7700 $ 340 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01N0L41N7/ref=olp_f_new?ie=UTF8&f_new=true
    Threadripper 2990WX $ 1.730 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07G25SD1P/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $ 165 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07B41WS48/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i7-7800X $ 400 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117793&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-VigLink2-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=12087162&PID=8167422&SID=js0gcflbe00035wt05278&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-VigLink2&cjevent=05fe1ba92e0c11e98283044d0a24060d
    Intel Core i5-7600K $ 280 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01MRRPPQS/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    AMD Threadripper 1950X $ 590 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113447&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-ed-Future%20Publishing%20Ltd-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=12920453&PID=8900246&SID=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4312
    AMD Threadripper 1920X $ 450 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B074CBJHCT/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X $ 320 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06W9JXK4G/ref=olp_f_new?ie=UTF8&f_new=true
    Intel Core i5-7600 $ 270 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01MYTYSMK?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4312-20
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X $ 190 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06X3W9NGG/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600X $ 160 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06XKWT7GD/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    Intel Core i3-8100 $ 119 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0759FTRZL/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i5-7500 $ 242 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01MZZJ1P0/ref=olp_f_new?ie=UTF8&f_new=true
    Intel Core i5-7400 $ 220 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117731&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-ed-Future%20Publishing%20Ltd-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=12920453&PID=8900246&SID=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4312
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $ 170 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06WP5YCX6/ref=olp_f_new?ie=UTF8&f_new=true
    AMD Ryzen 5 1500X $ 160 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06XKVNRSM/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i3-7350K $ 200 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117772&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-VigLink2-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=12087162&PID=8167422&SID=js0h0apiku0035wt05278&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-VigLink2&cjevent=9d681f5d2e0e11e9809a04500a240614
    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G $ 150 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B079D8FD28/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Core i3-7300 $ 241 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01N59LL8R?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4312-20
    Intel Core i3-7100 $ 170 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B01NCESRJX/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
    AMD Ryzen 5 1400 $ 135 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B06XKWT8J4/ref=olp_f_new?tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=tomshardware-thaus:en_US_18_Review_4312-20&f_new=true
    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X $ 160 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0741DLVL7/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G $ 95 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B079D3DBNM/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    Intel Pentium G4560 $ 110 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117743&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-VigLink2-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=12087162&PID=8167422&SID=js0h9q5vas0035wt05278&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-VigLink2&cjevent=a399b49e2e0f11e9826d04460a24060f
    AMD Ryzen 3 1200 $ 95 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0741DN383/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new
  • drawingpin
    The amazon prices showing for the likes of the Ryzen 2600X are inflated as they're displaying the price for a combo deal with a Corsair AIO. Not very helpful as price is a huge factor and the Ryzen CPUs already come with their own cooler.