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Performance of selected CPUs can be found below. The values for the CPU are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHzAMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
Price$24.981$28.991
Socket TypeLGA1156AM2+
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.1 GHz2.2 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (2 logical cores per physical)4
Max TDP73W95W
Yearly Running Cost$13.32$17.34
First Seen on ChartQ1 2010Q4 2008
# of Samples1203447
Single Thread Rating1225760
CPU Mark26872543
1 - Last seen price from our affiliates NewEgg.com & Amazon.com.


CPU Mark Rating
As of 26th of March 2019 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
2,687
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
2,543
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
20,175
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
16,990
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz
15,968
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz
15,140
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
13,762
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CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 26th of March 2019 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
107.60
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
87.73
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
38.07
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
57.60
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz
42.02
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz
48.07
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
86.02
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CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 26th of March 2019 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,225
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
760
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,899
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
2,194
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz
2,703
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz
2,629
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
1,776
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Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per day
Average CPU Utilization (0-100%)1
Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
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Max TDP73W95W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.


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