CPU Ranking 2020

CPU Ranking - 2020

What is the best CPU for your next PC ?

Looking for a CPU ranking? We have ranked the latest CPUs by gaming and general application performance. These rankings are based on the real-world performance of each processor and will give an accurate representation of it’s ability to carry out these tasks.

Application performance represents the ability to handle real word tasks within software such as Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Blender, 7-Zip, VMWare, Unity3D, Unreal Engine, and many more. Every one of these CPUs will perform well on basic tasks such as document creation/editing or browsing the internet. The scores are more relevant for tasks that require high amounts of CPU computation such as compression/decompression, rendering, video/image processing, and hardware emulation. Many of these types of task greatly favour a higher thread count.

Gaming performance is based on the average FPS and 1% lows across various popular titles such as GTA V, The Witcher , Destiny 2 and many more. Gaming performance tends to rely more on single-thread speed rather than the number of cores. You should note that in most gaming setups, it is the Graphics Card that limits the FPS rather than the CPU

CPU Ranking

*The “Overall Score” is weighted towards general application performance

Ryzen 9 3950X4.854.9Amazon
Ryzen 9 3900X4.84.14.5Amazon
Core i9-9900KS5.13.13.7Amazon
Core i9-9900K & 9900KF5.03.03.5Amazon
Ryzen 7 3800X4.83.03.2Amazon
Ryzen 7 3700X4.72.93.0Amazon
Core i7-9700K4.92.42.8Amazon
Core i7-8086K4.62.32.6Amazon
Ryzen 5 3600X4.62.32.6Amazon
Ryzen 5 36004.62.22.5Amazon
Core i7-8700K4.62.22.5Amazon
Ryzen 7 2700X4.32.42.5Amazon
Core i7-87004.42.12.4Amazon
Core i5-9600K & 9600KF4.61.92.3Amazon
Ryzen 5 3500X4.51.92.3
Core i5-8600K4.51.92.3Amazon
Ryzen 7 270042.12.3Amazon
Ryzen 5 35004.41.72.2
Ryzen 5 2600X42.02.2Amazon
Core i5-86004.31.72.1Amazon
Ryzen 5 26003.91.82.1Amazon
Core i5-9400F & 94004.21.62.0Amazon
Core i5-850041.62.0Amazon
Core i5-84003.81.51.9
Core i3-8350K3.91.21.8
Ryzen 5 3400G3.81.21.7Amazon
Core i3-9100F & 91003.81.11.7
Ryzen 3 3200G3.71.11.6Amazon
Core i3-81003.61.01.5
Ryzen 5 2400G3.51.01.5Amazon
Ryzen 3 2200G3.41.01.5
Athlon 3000G30.71.2
Pentium G56002.90.71.2
Pentium G54002.80.61.1
Athlon 200GE2.70.61.1

Naming Conventions

Below we breakdown the naming conventions used by AMD and Intel. These letters are appended to the end of their names, representing a specific attribute that the CPU either does or doesn’t have.


X: Higher clock speed

G: These processors come with integrated Radeon graphics, they are know as an APU.


K: A CPU that supports Overclocking. You cannot overclock non-K Intel CPUs.

F: These processors do NOT have integrated graphics. They require a dedicated graphics card.

What is Coming ?

  • Intel 10th Gen based on Comet Lake with 14nm+++ Process (Expected in 1st half of 2020)
  • AMD Ryzen 4000 Series based on Zen 3 with 7nm+ EUV Process (Expected in 2nd Half of 2020)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.