Best value processors under $300

We rated the processors with best price to performance ratio under $300. CPUs of all vendors and markets (desktop, notebook, server) participate. CPUs with no known benchmark results or prices are not present in the rating.
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# CPU Type Socket Rating Performance Cores/threads Year Price now Power consumption
1
Intel Xeon L5520
Intel Xeon L5520
server Intel Socket 1366100.00 9.02 4/8200913 USD60 W
2
Intel Xeon L5530
Intel Xeon L5530
server Intel Socket 136693.88 9.15 4/8200914 USD60 W
3
Intel Xeon X5550
Intel Xeon X5550
server Intel Socket 136691.15 10.99 4/8200917 USD95 W
4
Intel Xeon W3540
Intel Xeon W3540
server Intel Socket 136680.97 11.26 4/8200920 USD130 W
5
Intel Xeon L5630
Intel Xeon L5630
server Intel Socket 136674.80 9.05 4/8201017 USD40 W
6
AMD A10-6800K
AMD A10-6800K
desktop AMD Socket FM274.12 20.18 4 / 4201339 USD100 W
7
Intel Xeon X5650
Intel Xeon X5650
server Intel Socket 136672.57 15.20 6/12201030 USD95 W
8
Intel Xeon E5-2440
Intel Xeon E5-2440
server Intel Socket 136662.60 19.23 6/12201244 USD95 W
9
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
server Intel Socket 201159.83 17.96 6/12201343 USD80 W
10
Intel Xeon E5620
Intel Xeon E5620
server Intel Socket 136654.82 9.95 4/8201026 USD80 W
11
Intel Xeon L5640
Intel Xeon L5640
server Intel Socket 136653.20 13.00 6/12201035 USD60 W
12
Intel Xeon W3520
Intel Xeon W3520
server Intel Socket 136650.87 10.30 4/8200929 USD130 W
13
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
server Intel Socket 201149.20 21.64 6/12201363 USD80 W
14
Intel Xeon E5530
Intel Xeon E5530
server Intel Socket 136646.28 9.37 4/8200929 USD80 W
15
Intel Xeon E5-2650
Intel Xeon E5-2650
server Intel Socket 201145.77 21.41 8/16201267 USD95 W
16
Intel Xeon 5160
Intel Xeon 5160
server Intel Socket 77145.59 4.08 2/2200613 USD80 W
17
AMD Opteron 6376
AMD Opteron 6376
server AMD Socket G3442.33 19.21 16/16201265 USD115 W
18
Intel Xeon E5540
Intel Xeon E5540
server Intel Socket 136640.52 9.90 4/8200935 USD80 W
19
Intel Xeon X5687
Intel Xeon X5687
server Intel Socket 136640.00 14.52 4/8201152 USD130 W
20
AMD Athlon II X2 215
AMD Athlon II X2 215
desktop AMD Socket AM339.06 3.27 2/2200912 USD65 W
21
Intel Xeon E5-2670
Intel Xeon E5-2670
server Intel Socket 201138.50 25.80 8/16201296 USD115 W
22
AMD Athlon II X4 638
AMD Athlon II X4 638
desktop AMD Socket FM136.75 6.67 4/4201226 USD65 W
23
Intel Xeon E5-4650
Intel Xeon E5-4650
server Intel Socket 201136.74 24.37 8/16201295 USD130 W
24
Intel Core i3-3220
Intel Core i3-3220
desktop FCLGA115536.26 8.86 2 / 4201235 USD55 W
25
Intel Xeon 5148
Intel Xeon 5148
server Intel Socket 77136.22 3.32 2/2200613 USD40 W
26
Intel Celeron G1101
Intel Celeron G1101
desktop Intel Socket 115635.38 3.48 2/2201014 USD73 W
27
Intel Xeon X5670
Intel Xeon X5670
workstation Intel Socket 136634.80 16.28 6/12201067 USD95 W
28
Intel Xeon E5-2630
Intel Xeon E5-2630
server Intel Socket 201134.64 18.62 6/12201277 USD95 W
29
Intel Pentium E5700
Intel Pentium E5700
desktop Intel Socket 77534.59 3.62 2/2201015 USD65 W
30
Intel Celeron G550
Intel Celeron G550
desktop Intel Socket 115534.25 4.78 2/2201220 USD65 W
31
Intel Pentium E6700
Intel Pentium E6700
desktop Intel Socket 77533.98 4.03 2/2201017 USD65 W
32
AMD Phenom II X3 B77
AMD Phenom II X3 B77
desktop AMD Socket AM333.95 6.40 3/3201027 USD95 W
33
AMD Opteron 6380
AMD Opteron 6380
server AMD Socket G3433.45 21.02 16/16201290 USD115 W
34
AMD Opteron 6276
AMD Opteron 6276
server AMD Socket G3433.20 18.54 16/16201180 USD115 W
35
Intel Pentium P6100
Intel Pentium P6100
notebook PGA98833.06 2.77 2 / 2201012 USD35 W
36
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
notebook PPGA47832.69 2.28 2 / 2200810 USD34 W
37
Intel Xeon W3503
Intel Xeon W3503
server Intel Socket 136632.32 3.66 2/2200916 USD130 W
38
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
desktop AM4 (1331)32.29 28.18 6 / 122018125 USD65 W
39
Intel Xeon E5630
Intel Xeon E5630
server Intel Socket 136632.12 10.54 4/8201047 USD80 W
40
Intel Xeon E5-2640
Intel Xeon E5-2640
server Intel Socket 201131.95 19.63 6/12201288 USD95 W
41
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
server Intel Socket 201131.78 21.30 8/16201396 USD95 W
42
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
desktop AM431.25 14.18 4 / 4201765 USD65 W
43
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
desktop AMD Socket AM431.23 41.43 6/122019190 USD65 W
44
Intel Xeon E5520
Intel Xeon E5520
server Intel Socket 136631.14 9.13 4/8200942 USD80 W
45
AMD Phenom II X4 830
AMD Phenom II X4 830
desktop AMD Socket AM331.08 7.16 4/4200933 USD95 W
46
Intel Xeon E5-4617
Intel Xeon E5-4617
server Intel Socket 201130.91 19.42 6/12201290 USD130 W
47
Intel Xeon 5130
Intel Xeon 5130
server Intel Socket 77130.79 2.85 2/2200613 USD65 W
48
Intel Xeon E5-2680
Intel Xeon E5-2680
workstation Intel Socket 201130.31 26.87 8/162012127 USD130 W
49
Intel Xeon E5-2620
Intel Xeon E5-2620
server Intel Socket 201130.26 16.48 6/12201278 USD95 W
50
Intel Xeon X5675
Intel Xeon X5675
server Intel Socket 136629.85 16.67 6/12201180 USD95 W
51
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
desktop AM429.59 25.62 6 / 122017124 USD65 W
52
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2
server Intel Socket 201128.83 7.85 4/4201339 USD80 W
53
Intel Core i3-9100F
Intel Core i3-9100F
desktop Intel Socket 115128.82 18.51 4/4201892 USD65 W
54
AMD FX-8300
AMD FX-8300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+28.65 16.20 8/8201281 USD95 W
55
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
desktop Intel Socket 77528.52 6.57 4/4200833 USD95 W
56
AMD Athlon II X3 440
AMD Athlon II X3 440
desktop AMD Socket AM328.38 5.35 3/3201027 USD95 W
57
AMD Athlon II X2 260
AMD Athlon II X2 260
desktop AMD Socket AM328.02 3.91 2/2201020 USD65 W
58
Intel Xeon X5560
Intel Xeon X5560
server Intel Socket 136627.76 11.24 4/8200958 USD95 W
59
Intel Xeon W3550
Intel Xeon W3550
server Intel Socket 136627.69 11.60 4/8200960 USD130 W
60
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
desktop AMD Socket AM427.58 27.53 6/122017143 USD95 W
61
Intel Pentium G620
Intel Pentium G620
desktop Intel Socket 115527.33 4.77 2/2201125 USD65 W
62
Intel Xeon E5640
Intel Xeon E5640
server Intel Socket 136626.58 10.95 4/8201059 USD80 W
63
AMD FX-4300
AMD FX-4300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+26.46 9.79 4/4201253 USD95 W
64
Intel Xeon X5667
Intel Xeon X5667
server Intel Socket 136626.44 12.92 4/8201070 USD95 W
65
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
desktop AM4 (1331)26.32 31.42 8 / 162018171 USD65 W
66
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
desktop AM4 (1331)26.00 29.95 6 / 122018165 USD95 W
67
AMD FX-8320
AMD FX-8320
desktop AMD Socket AM3+25.81 16.76 8/8201293 USD125 W
68
Intel Xeon E5-2665
Intel Xeon E5-2665
server Intel Socket 201125.79 24.49 8/162012136 USD115 W
69
AMD Athlon II X3 425
AMD Athlon II X3 425
desktop AMD Socket AM325.62 4.83 3/3200927 USD95 W
70
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
notebook PGA47825.61 2.68 2 / 2200915 USD35 W
71
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
desktop Intel Socket 77525.47 2.31 2/2200613 USD65 W
72
Intel Pentium Gold G5400
Intel Pentium Gold G5400
desktop Intel Socket 115124.76 10.89 2/4201863 USD54 W
73
Intel Xeon W3565
Intel Xeon W3565
server Intel Socket 136624.64 12.04 4/8200970 USD130 W
74
AMD Athlon II X2 270
AMD Athlon II X2 270
desktop AMD Socket AM324.59 4.12 2/2201124 USD65 W
75
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
notebook PGA47824.46 2.56 2 / 2200915 USD35 W
76
Intel Pentium E5500
Intel Pentium E5500
desktop Intel Socket 77524.43 3.41 2/2201020 USD65 W
77
AMD Athlon 3000G
AMD Athlon 3000G
desktop Socket AM424.39 11.24 2/4201966 USD35 W
78
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
server Intel Socket 201124.19 27.53 8/162013163 USD95 W
79
Intel Xeon L5638
Intel Xeon L5638
server Intel Socket 136623.98 11.72 6/12201070 USD60 W
80
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
desktop AM4 (1331)23.77 35.34 8 / 162018213 USD105 W
81
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
desktop Intel Socket 77523.18 6.96 4/4200843 USD95 W
82
AMD Phenom II X4 925
AMD Phenom II X4 925
desktop AMD Socket AM323.15 7.11 4/4200944 USD95 W
83
Intel Core i3-3240
Intel Core i3-3240
desktop Intel Socket 115523.02 9.00 2/4201256 USD55 W
84
AMD Athlon X4 950
AMD Athlon X4 950
desktop AMD Socket AM422.98 10.91 4/4201768 USD65 W
85
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
desktop AM422.81 15.29 4 / 4201896 USD65 W
86
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
notebook 22.61 2.51 2 / 2200816 USD34 W
87
Intel Xeon E5-2430L
Intel Xeon E5-2430L
server Intel Socket 136622.50 16.34 6/122012104 USD60 W
88
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
desktop AMD Socket AM422.23 42.67 6/122019275 USD95 W
89
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v2
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v2
server Intel Socket 201122.19 20.60 10/202013133 USD70 W
90
Intel Pentium G2010
Intel Pentium G2010
desktop Intel Socket 115522.18 5.42 2/2201335 USD55 W
91
AMD Athlon II X3 460
AMD Athlon II X3 460
desktop AMD Socket AM321.93 5.97 3/3201139 USD95 W
92
Intel Pentium G840
Intel Pentium G840
desktop Intel Socket 115521.85 5.34 2/2201135 USD65 W
93
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
desktop AM421.79 32.41 8 / 162017213 USD95 W
94
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
desktop Intel Socket 77521.77 6.84 4/4200745 USD95 W
95
AMD Athlon 200GE
AMD Athlon 200GE
desktop AMD Socket AM421.76 10.33 2/4201868 USD35 W
96
Intel Celeron G3930T
Intel Celeron G3930T
desktop Intel Socket 115121.75 5.77 2/2201738 USD35 W
97
AMD Opteron 6386 SE
AMD Opteron 6386 SE
server AMD Socket G3421.72 22.75 16/162012150 USD140 W
98
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
desktop AM421.69 30.89 8 / 162017204 USD95 W
99
Intel Xeon E3-1260L
Intel Xeon E3-1260L
server Intel Socket 115521.67 13.01 4/8201186 USD45 W
100
AMD Phenom II X3 B75
AMD Phenom II X3 B75
desktop AMD Socket AM321.63 6.04 3/3200940 USD95 W