Best Overall Performance (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.

Swipe the table to the right to see full info
# CPU Type Socket Rating Performance Cores/threads Year Price now Power consumption
1
Intel Xeon L5520
Intel Xeon L5520
server Intel Socket 1366100.00 15.79 4200913 USD60 W
2
Intel Xeon X5550
Intel Xeon X5550
server Intel Socket 136692.15 19.45 4200917 USD95 W
3
Intel Xeon L5530
Intel Xeon L5530
server Intel Socket 136691.79 15.66 4200914 USD60 W
4
Intel Xeon W3540
Intel Xeon W3540
server Intel Socket 136680.92 19.70 4200920 USD130 W
5
Intel Xeon L5630
Intel Xeon L5630
server Intel Socket 136674.27 15.73 4201017 USD40 W
6
Intel Xeon X5650
Intel Xeon X5650
server Intel Socket 136673.02 26.69 6201030 USD95 W
7
Intel Xeon E5-2620
Intel Xeon E5-2620
server Intel Socket 201167.37 28.53 6201235 USD95 W
8
Intel Xeon E5-2440
Intel Xeon E5-2440
server Intel Socket 136661.84 33.04 6201244 USD95 W
9
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2
server Intel Socket 201160.17 31.32 6201343 USD80 W
10
Intel Xeon E5620
Intel Xeon E5620
server Intel Socket 136655.06 17.49 4201026 USD80 W
11
Intel Xeon L5640
Intel Xeon L5640
server Intel Socket 136654.30 23.06 6201035 USD60 W
12
Intel Xeon W3520
Intel Xeon W3520
server Intel Socket 136651.83 18.21 4200929 USD130 W
13
Intel Celeron G540
Intel Celeron G540
desktop Intel Socket 115551.60 7.94 2201113 USD65 W
14
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
server Intel Socket 201148.64 37.44 6201363 USD80 W
15
Intel Xeon E5530
Intel Xeon E5530
server Intel Socket 136646.78 16.58 4200929 USD80 W
16
Intel Xeon 5160
Intel Xeon 5160
server Intel Socket 77145.12 7.07 2200613 USD80 W
17
AMD Opteron 6376
AMD Opteron 6376
server AMD Socket G3442.66 33.89 16201265 USD115 W
18
Intel Xeon X5687
Intel Xeon X5687
server Intel Socket 136640.41 25.51 4201152 USD130 W
19
Intel Xeon E5540
Intel Xeon E5540
server Intel Socket 136640.05 17.13 4200935 USD80 W
20
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
desktop Intel Socket 77538.98 6.17 2200713 USD65 W
21
AMD Athlon II X2 215
AMD Athlon II X2 215
desktop AMD Socket AM338.69 5.67 2200912 USD65 W
22
Intel Core i3-2120
Intel Core i3-2120
desktop Intel Socket 115538.51 14.12 2201130 USD65 W
23
Intel Xeon E5-2603
Intel Xeon E5-2603
server Intel Socket 201137.88 12.89 4201228 USD80 W
24
Intel Core i3-530
Intel Core i3-530
desktop Intel Socket 115637.80 9.24 2201020 USD73 W
25
Intel Core i3-540
Intel Core i3-540
desktop Intel Socket 115637.72 9.68 2201021 USD73 W
26
Intel Xeon E5-4650
Intel Xeon E5-4650
server Intel Socket 201137.38 43.62 8201295 USD130 W
27
Intel Xeon E5-2670
Intel Xeon E5-2670
server Intel Socket 201137.05 43.69 8201296 USD115 W
28
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
desktop Intel Socket 77536.85 6.75 2200915 USD65 W
29
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
desktop Intel Socket 77536.05 10.13 4200823 USD95 W
30
Intel Core i3-3220
Intel Core i3-3220
desktop FCLGA115535.75 15.25 2 / 4201235 USD55 W
31
Intel Xeon 5148
Intel Xeon 5148
server Intel Socket 77135.65 5.72 2200613 USD40 W
32
AMD Athlon II X4 638
AMD Athlon II X4 638
desktop AMD Socket FM135.55 11.51 4201226 USD65 W
33
Intel Xeon X5670
Intel Xeon X5670
workstation Intel Socket 136635.08 28.55 6/12201067 USD95 W
34
Intel Celeron G1101
Intel Celeron G1101
desktop Intel Socket 115634.84 6.00 2201014 USD73 W
35
Intel Pentium E5700
Intel Pentium E5700
desktop Intel Socket 77534.17 6.26 2201015 USD65 W
36
AMD Phenom II X3 B77
AMD Phenom II X3 B77
desktop AMD Socket AM333.97 11.04 3201027 USD95 W
37
Intel Pentium E6700
Intel Pentium E6700
desktop Intel Socket 77533.71 7.00 2201017 USD65 W
38
Intel Celeron G550
Intel Celeron G550
desktop Intel Socket 115533.69 8.23 2201220 USD65 W
39
Intel Xeon E5-2680
Intel Xeon E5-2680
workstation Intel Socket 201133.28 45.49 8/162012112 USD130 W
40
AMD Opteron 6276
AMD Opteron 6276
server AMD Socket G3433.18 32.44 16201180 USD115 W
41
AMD Opteron 6380
AMD Opteron 6380
server AMD Socket G3433.00 36.29 16201290 USD115 W
42
AMD FX-8350
AMD FX-8350
desktop AM3+32.95 32.21 8 / 8201280 USD125 W
43
Intel Pentium P6100
Intel Pentium P6100
notebook PGA98832.59 4.78 2 / 2201012 USD35 W
44
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
notebook PPGA47832.19 3.93 2 / 2200810 USD34 W
45
Intel Xeon E5-2660
Intel Xeon E5-2660
server Intel Socket 201132.05 39.95 82012102 USD95 W
46
Intel Xeon W3503
Intel Xeon W3503
server Intel Socket 136631.88 6.32 2200916 USD130 W
47
Intel Xeon E5630
Intel Xeon E5630
server Intel Socket 136631.87 18.32 4201047 USD80 W
48
AMD FX-6300
AMD FX-6300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+31.81 22.93 6201259 USD95 W
49
Intel Xeon E5520
Intel Xeon E5520
server Intel Socket 136630.90 16.01 4200942 USD80 W
50
Intel Xeon X5675
Intel Xeon X5675
server Intel Socket 136630.70 30.01 6201180 USD95 W
51
Intel Xeon 5130
Intel Xeon 5130
server Intel Socket 77130.61 4.96 2200613 USD65 W
52
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2
server Intel Socket 201130.28 35.65 8201396 USD95 W
53
AMD Athlon II X2 240
AMD Athlon II X2 240
desktop AMD Socket AM330.24 5.91 2200916 USD65 W
54
AMD FX-9590
AMD FX-9590
desktop AMD Socket AM3+30.03 36.70 82013100 USD220 W
55
Intel Pentium G640
Intel Pentium G640
desktop Intel Socket 115529.86 9.12 2201225 USD65 W
56
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
desktop Intel Socket 77529.56 5.40 2200715 USD65 W
57
Intel Pentium E5300
Intel Pentium E5300
desktop Intel Socket 77529.44 5.54 2200815 USD65 W
58
Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
desktop Intel Socket 77529.35 7.17 2200820 USD65 W
59
Intel Celeron G1610
Intel Celeron G1610
desktop Intel Socket 115529.34 8.96 2201225 USD55 W
60
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
desktop Intel Socket 77528.99 12.04 4200834 USD95 W
61
Intel Core i3-560
Intel Core i3-560
desktop Intel Socket 115628.90 10.59 2201030 USD73 W
62
Intel Xeon E5-4617
Intel Xeon E5-4617
server Intel Socket 201128.45 31.26 6201290 USD130 W
63
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2603 v2
server Intel Socket 201128.38 13.56 4201339 USD80 W
64
AMD FX-8300
AMD FX-8300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+28.21 27.78 8201281 USD95 W
65
AMD Athlon II X3 440
AMD Athlon II X3 440
desktop AMD Socket AM328.04 9.25 3201027 USD95 W
66
Intel Xeon W3550
Intel Xeon W3550
server Intel Socket 136627.98 20.50 4200960 USD130 W
67
Intel Pentium G630
Intel Pentium G630
desktop Intel Socket 115527.96 8.54 2201125 USD65 W
68
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
AMD Ryzen 5 1600
desktop AM427.80 44.16 6 / 122017130 USD65 W
69
AMD Athlon II X2 260
AMD Athlon II X2 260
desktop AMD Socket AM327.59 6.74 2201020 USD65 W
70
Intel Xeon X5560
Intel Xeon X5560
server Intel Socket 136627.43 19.43 4200958 USD95 W
71
Intel Pentium G620
Intel Pentium G620
desktop Intel Socket 115527.01 8.25 2201125 USD65 W
72
Intel Pentium G860
Intel Pentium G860
desktop FCLGA115526.93 9.87 2 / 2201130 USD65 W
73
Intel Pentium G850
Intel Pentium G850
desktop Intel Socket 115526.17 9.59 2201130 USD65 W
74
Intel Xeon E5640
Intel Xeon E5640
server Intel Socket 136626.06 18.95 4201059 USD80 W
75
AMD Athlon X4 950
AMD Athlon X4 950
desktop AMD Socket AM426.05 19.10 4201760 USD65 W
76
AMD FX-4300
AMD FX-4300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+25.84 16.86 4201253 USD95 W
77
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
desktop Intel Socket 77525.80 3.78 2200612 USD65 W
78
AMD FX-8320
AMD FX-8320
desktop AMD Socket AM3+25.53 28.86 8201293 USD125 W
79
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
desktop Intel Socket 77525.46 6.22 2200820 USD65 W
80
Intel Xeon E5-2690
Intel Xeon E5-2690
server Intel Socket 201125.42 49.40 82012159 USD135 W
81
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
notebook PGA47825.27 4.63 2 / 2200915 USD35 W
82
Intel Core i7-930
Intel Core i7-930
desktop Intel Socket 136625.26 18.52 4201060 USD130 W
83
AMD Athlon II X3 425
AMD Athlon II X3 425
desktop AMD Socket AM325.22 8.32 3200927 USD95 W
84
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
desktop Intel Socket 77525.13 3.99 2200613 USD65 W
85
Intel Xeon W3565
Intel Xeon W3565
server Intel Socket 136625.02 21.39 4200970 USD130 W
86
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
desktop AM4 (1331)24.89 48.67 6 / 122018160 USD65 W
87
Intel Pentium G2020
Intel Pentium G2020
desktop Intel Socket 115524.78 9.95 2201333 USD55 W
88
AMD Athlon II X2 270
AMD Athlon II X2 270
desktop AMD Socket AM324.32 7.13 2201124 USD65 W
89
AMD Athlon II X3 435
AMD Athlon II X3 435
desktop AMD Socket AM324.28 8.90 3200930 USD95 W
90
Intel Pentium E5500
Intel Pentium E5500
desktop Intel Socket 77524.15 5.90 2201020 USD65 W
91
Intel Xeon E5-2665
Intel Xeon E5-2665
server Intel Socket 201124.14 41.75 82012142 USD115 W
92
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
notebook PGA47824.07 4.41 2 / 2200915 USD35 W
93
Intel Pentium E5400
Intel Pentium E5400
desktop Intel Socket 77523.54 5.75 2200920 USD65 W
94
AMD FX-8320E
AMD FX-8320E
desktop AMD Socket AM3+23.45 27.06 8201494 USD95 W
95
Intel Xeon L5638
Intel Xeon L5638
server Intel Socket 136623.41 20.00 6201070 USD60 W
96
Intel Xeon E5-2650
Intel Xeon E5-2650
server Intel Socket 201122.91 36.52 82012130 USD95 W
97
AMD Phenom II X4 925
AMD Phenom II X4 925
desktop AMD Socket AM322.90 12.31 4200944 USD95 W
98
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
desktop AMD Socket AM422.78 47.62 62017171 USD95 W
99
AMD A8-9600
AMD A8-9600
desktop AMD Socket AM422.69 18.02 4201765 USD65 W
100
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
desktop Intel Socket 77522.69 15.11 4200854 USD95 W


Advices and comments