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 X5650
Intel Xeon X5650
server Intel Socket 1366 100.00 6.62 6/12201030 USD95 W
2
Intel Xeon L5630
Intel Xeon L5630
server Intel Socket 1366 94.66 3.62 4/8201017 USD40 W
3
Intel Xeon L5530
Intel Xeon L5530
server Intel Socket 136692.19 2.84 4/8200914 USD60 W
4
Intel Xeon X5550
Intel Xeon X5550
server Intel Socket 136688.96 3.39 4/8200917 USD95 W
5
Intel Xeon L5520
Intel Xeon L5520
server Intel Socket 136688.04 2.51 4/8200913 USD60 W
6
Intel Xeon W3540
Intel Xeon W3540
server Intel Socket 136674.16 3.26 4/8200920 USD130 W
7
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
server Intel Socket 2011 73.77 7.00 6/12201343 USD80 W
8
Intel Xeon E5620
Intel Xeon E5620
server Intel Socket 1366 70.76 4.06 4/8201026 USD80 W
9
Intel Xeon L5640
Intel Xeon L5640
server Intel Socket 1366 70.69 5.46 6/12201035 USD60 W
10
Intel Xeon E5-2440
Intel Xeon E5-2440
server Intel Socket 1356 70.14 6.81 6/12201244 USD95 W
11
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
server Intel Socket 2011 60.49 8.41 6/12201363 USD80 W
12
Intel Xeon E5-2650
Intel Xeon E5-2650
server Intel Socket 2011 55.53 8.21 8/16201267 USD95 W
13
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
desktop AMD Socket AM4 54.05 14.91 6 / 122018125 USD65 W
14
Intel Xeon X5687
Intel Xeon X5687
server Intel Socket 1366 52.90 6.07 4/8201152 USD130 W
15
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
desktop AMD Socket AM4 51.27 14.03 6 / 122017124 USD65 W
16
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
desktop AMD Socket AM4 50.41 7.23 4 / 4201765 USD65 W
17
Intel Xeon W3520
Intel Xeon W3520
server Intel Socket 136649.22 3.15 4/8200929 USD130 W
18
Intel Xeon E5-2670
Intel Xeon E5-2670
server Intel Socket 2011 48.34 10.24 8/16201296 USD115 W
19
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
desktop AMD Socket AM4 48.01 20.13 6/122019190 USD65 W
20
Intel Xeon X5670
Intel Xeon X5670
server Intel Socket 1366 47.14 6.97 6/12201067 USD95 W
21
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
desktop AMD Socket AM4 47.01 17.74 8 / 162018171 USD65 W
22
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 46.71 14.74 6/122017143 USD95 W
23
Intel Xeon E5530
Intel Xeon E5530
server Intel Socket 136645.94 2.94 4/8200929 USD80 W
24
AMD Opteron 6376
AMD Opteron 6376
server AMD Socket G34 43.78 6.28 16/16201265 USD115 W
25
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 43.64 15.89 6 / 122018165 USD95 W
26
Intel Xeon E5-4650
Intel Xeon E5-4650
server Intel Socket 2011 43.46 9.11 8/16201295 USD130 W
27
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 42.17 19.82 8 / 162018213 USD105 W
28
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
server Intel Socket 2011 42.01 8.90 8/16201396 USD95 W
29
AMD A10-6800K
AMD A10-6800K
desktop AMD Socket FM2 41.72 3.59 4 / 4201339 USD100 W
30
Intel Xeon 5160
Intel Xeon 5160
server Intel Socket 77141.71 1.18 2/2200613 USD80 W
31
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4
server FCLGA2011-341.17 16.17 14/282016178 USD105 W
32
Intel Xeon 5148
Intel Xeon 5148
server Intel Socket 77141.07 1.19 2/2200613 USD40 W
33
Intel Xeon X5675
Intel Xeon X5675
server Intel Socket 1366 40.84 7.21 6/12201180 USD95 W
34
Intel Xeon E5-2630
Intel Xeon E5-2630
server Intel Socket 2011 40.31 6.85 6/12201277 USD95 W
35
Intel Xeon E5630
Intel Xeon E5630
server Intel Socket 1366 40.30 4.18 4/8201047 USD80 W
36
AMD Opteron 6380
AMD Opteron 6380
server AMD Socket G34 40.08 7.96 16/16201290 USD115 W
37
AMD Athlon II X4 638
AMD Athlon II X4 638
desktop AMD Socket FM1 39.74 2.28 4/4201226 USD65 W
38
AMD Opteron 6276
AMD Opteron 6276
server AMD Socket G34 39.48 6.97 16/16201180 USD115 W
39
Intel Celeron G1101
Intel Celeron G1101
desktop Intel Socket 1156 39.24 1.22 2/2201014 USD73 W
40
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 38.92 17.52 8 / 162017204 USD95 W
41
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 38.87 18.27 8 / 162017213 USD95 W
42
Intel Xeon E5540
Intel Xeon E5540
server Intel Socket 136638.58 2.98 4/8200935 USD80 W
43
Intel Core i3-9100F
Intel Core i3-9100F
desktop Intel Socket 1151 37.93 7.70 4/4201992 USD65 W
44
AMD Athlon II X2 215
AMD Athlon II X2 215
desktop AMD Socket AM337.42 0.99 2/2200912 USD65 W
45
Intel Xeon E5-2680
Intel Xeon E5-2680
server Intel Socket 2011 37.18 10.42 8 / 162012127 USD130 W
46
AMD Phenom II X3 B77
AMD Phenom II X3 B77
desktop AMD Socket AM3 36.76 2.19 3/3201027 USD95 W
47
Intel Pentium P6100
Intel Pentium P6100
notebook Intel Socket G1 36.63 0.97 2 / 2201012 USD35 W
48
Intel Xeon E5-2640
Intel Xeon E5-2640
server Intel Socket 2011 36.61 7.11 6/12201288 USD95 W
49
Intel Pentium E5700
Intel Pentium E5700
desktop Intel Socket 775 36.28 1.20 2/2201015 USD65 W
50
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2
server Intel Socket 2011 36.02 3.10 4/4201339 USD80 W
51
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
desktop AM435.88 7.60 4 / 4201896 USD65 W
52
Intel Xeon E5-4617
Intel Xeon E5-4617
server Intel Socket 2011 35.75 7.10 6/12201290 USD130 W
53
Intel Xeon E5640
Intel Xeon E5640
server Intel Socket 1366 34.79 4.53 4/8201059 USD80 W
54
Intel Xeon W3503
Intel Xeon W3503
server Intel Socket 136634.64 1.24 2/2200916 USD130 W
55
AMD Athlon 3000G
AMD Athlon 3000G
desktop AMD Socket AM4 34.61 5.04 2/4201966 USD35 W
56
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
notebook PPGA47834.48 0.76 2 / 2200810 USD34 W
57
Intel Xeon E5-2620
Intel Xeon E5-2620
server Intel Socket 2011 34.05 5.86 6/12201278 USD95 W
58
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 34.03 20.65 6/122019275 USD95 W
59
Intel Pentium E6700
Intel Pentium E6700
desktop Intel Socket 775 33.87 1.27 2/2201017 USD65 W
60
AMD FX-8120
AMD FX-8120
desktop AMD Socket AM3+ 33.72 7.44 8/82011100 USD125 W
61
AMD FX-8300
AMD FX-8300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+ 33.34 5.96 8/8201281 USD95 W
62
Intel Celeron G550
Intel Celeron G550
desktop Intel Socket 1155 33.10 1.46 2/2201220 USD65 W
63
Intel Xeon X5667
Intel Xeon X5667
server Intel Socket 1366 33.08 5.11 4/8201070 USD95 W
64
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
desktop AMD Socket AM4 32.48 8.17 4/42019114 USD65 W
65
Intel Xeon E5-2665
Intel Xeon E5-2665
server Intel Socket 2011 32.46 9.74 8/162012136 USD115 W
66
AMD Athlon II X3 440
AMD Athlon II X3 440
desktop AMD Socket AM3 32.39 1.93 3/3201027 USD95 W
67
Intel Core i3-3220
Intel Core i3-3220
desktop Intel Socket 1155 32.11 2.48 2 / 4201235 USD55 W
68
Intel Xeon E5520
Intel Xeon E5520
server Intel Socket 136632.05 2.97 4/8200942 USD80 W
69
AMD Athlon 200GE
AMD Athlon 200GE
desktop AMD Socket AM4 31.66 4.75 2/4201868 USD35 W
70
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
server Intel Socket 2011 31.39 11.29 8/162013163 USD95 W
71
Intel Xeon L5638
Intel Xeon L5638
server Intel Socket 1366 30.82 4.76 6/12201070 USD60 W
72
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
desktop Intel Socket 77530.76 2.24 4/4200833 USD95 W
73
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 30.13 10.24 4 / 82017154 USD65 W
74
Intel Pentium Gold G5400
Intel Pentium Gold G5400
desktop Intel Socket 1151 30.07 4.18 2/4201863 USD51 W
75
AMD Opteron 250
AMD Opteron 250
server AMD Socket 94030.07 0.73 1/1200411 USD89 W
76
Intel Xeon 5130
Intel Xeon 5130
server Intel Socket 77129.73 0.87 2/2200613 USD65 W
77
AMD FX-8320
AMD FX-8320
desktop AMD Socket AM3+ 29.29 6.01 8/8201293 USD125 W
78
AMD Athlon II X3 425
AMD Athlon II X3 425
desktop AMD Socket AM329.20 1.74 3/3200927 USD95 W
79
AMD Athlon 220GE
AMD Athlon 220GE
desktop AMD Socket AM4 28.78 5.08 2/4201880 USD35 W
80
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v2
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v2
server Intel Socket 2011 28.72 8.43 10/202013133 USD70 W
81
Intel Core i5-9400F
Intel Core i5-9400F
desktop Intel Socket 1151 28.67 10.82 6/62019171 USD65 W
82
Intel Celeron G3930T
Intel Celeron G3930T
desktop Intel Socket 1151 28.38 2.38 2/2201738 USD35 W
83
AMD Phenom II X4 830
AMD Phenom II X4 830
desktop AMD Socket AM328.29 2.06 4/4200933 USD95 W
84
Intel Xeon X5660
Intel Xeon X5660
server Intel Socket 1366 28.15 7.02 6/122010113 USD95 W
85
AMD FX-4300
AMD FX-4300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+ 28.05 3.28 4/4201253 USD95 W
86
AMD Athlon II X2 270
AMD Athlon II X2 270
desktop AMD Socket AM3 27.57 1.46 2/2201124 USD65 W
87
Intel Core i5-9600KF
Intel Core i5-9600KF
desktop Intel Socket 1151 27.28 12.28 6/62019204 USD95 W
88
AMD Ryzen 5 1400
AMD Ryzen 5 1400
desktop AMD Socket AM4 27.28 8.91 4 / 82017148 USD65 W
89
AMD Athlon X4 950
AMD Athlon X4 950
desktop AMD Socket AM4 27.26 4.09 4/4201768 USD65 W
90
AMD Athlon 240GE
AMD Athlon 240GE
desktop AMD Socket AM4 27.19 5.22 2/4201887 USD35 W
91
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
desktop AMD Socket AM4 26.89 10.62 4/82019179 USD65 W
92
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
desktop AMD Socket AM4 26.59 7.92 4 / 42017135 USD65 W
93
Intel Xeon W3550
Intel Xeon W3550
server Intel Socket 136626.28 3.48 4/8200960 USD130 W
94
Intel Xeon X5560
Intel Xeon X5560
server Intel Socket 136626.17 3.35 4/8200958 USD95 W
95
Intel Xeon E5-2430L
Intel Xeon E5-2430L
server Intel Socket 1356 25.88 5.94 6/122012104 USD60 W
96
AMD Athlon II X2 260
AMD Athlon II X2 260
desktop AMD Socket AM3 25.84 1.14 2/2201020 USD65 W
97
Intel Pentium E5500
Intel Pentium E5500
desktop Intel Socket 775 25.62 1.13 2/2201020 USD65 W
98
Intel Xeon X5677
Intel Xeon X5677
server Intel Socket 1366 25.42 5.89 4/82010105 USD130 W
99
Intel Pentium G620
Intel Pentium G620
desktop Intel Socket 1155 25.38 1.40 2/2201125 USD65 W
100
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
desktop AMD Socket AM4 25.37 9.91 4 / 82018177 USD65 W