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
401
AMD Opteron 4334
AMD Opteron 4334
server AMD Socket C32 9.38 4.91 6/62012216 USD95 W
402
Intel Core i5-2405S
Intel Core i5-2405S
desktop Intel Socket 1155 9.34 3.71 4/42011164 USD65 W
403
Intel Core i5-2400S
Intel Core i5-2400S
desktop Intel Socket 1155 9.32 4.02 4/42011178 USD65 W
404
AMD Sempron 2800+
AMD Sempron 2800+
desktop AMD Socket AM29.29 0.45 1/1200120 USD62 W
405
AMD Sempron 3500+
AMD Sempron 3500+
desktop AMD Socket AM29.29 0.45 1/1200520 USD62 W
406
Intel Core i3-6320
Intel Core i3-6320
desktop Intel Socket 1151 9.22 5.85 2/42015262 USD51 W
407
Intel Core i7-2820QM
Intel Core i7-2820QM
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 9.21 5.60 4 / 82011251 USD45 W
408
Intel Core i7-620M
Intel Core i7-620M
notebook Intel Socket G1 9.19 2.45 2 / 42010110 USD35 W
409
AMD Athlon II X4 605e
AMD Athlon II X4 605e
desktop AMD Socket AM39.19 2.27 4/42009102 USD45 W
410
AMD FX-6300
AMD FX-6300
desktop AMD Socket AM3+ 9.18 5.18 6/62012233 USD95 W
411
Intel Core i3-2105
Intel Core i3-2105
desktop Intel Socket 1155 9.16 2.64 2/42011119 USD65 W
412
AMD Athlon II X3 445
AMD Athlon II X3 445
desktop AMD Socket AM3 9.12 2.01 3/3201091 USD95 W
413
Intel Celeron 867
Intel Celeron 867
notebook Intel BGA1023 9.08 0.66 2 / 2201230 USD17 W
414
Intel Core i3-2130
Intel Core i3-2130
desktop Intel Socket 1155 9.07 2.55 2/42011116 USD65 W
415
AMD Athlon II X2 255
AMD Athlon II X2 255
desktop AMD Socket AM3 9.02 1.42 2/2201065 USD65 W
416
AMD Phenom II X3 710
AMD Phenom II X3 710
desktop AMD Socket AM38.98 1.85 3/3200985 USD95 W
417
Intel Core i5-460M
Intel Core i5-460M
notebook Intel Socket G1 8.86 1.61 2 / 4201075 USD35 W
418
Intel Core i5-580M
Intel Core i5-580M
notebook Intel Socket G1 8.82 2.35 2 / 42010110 USD35 W
419
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
notebook Socket P (BGA479, PGA478)8.76 1.04 2 / 2200849 USD25 W
420
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
desktop AMD Socket AM3 8.73 3.70 6/62010175 USD95 W
421
AMD Athlon II X3 405e
AMD Athlon II X3 405e
desktop AMD Socket AM38.72 1.69 3/3200980 USD45 W
422
Intel Core i5-3330S
Intel Core i5-3330S
desktop Intel Socket 1155 8.60 4.79 4/42012230 USD77 W
423
Intel Xeon L5506
Intel Xeon L5506
server Intel Socket 13668.57 4.65 4/42009224 USD60 W
424
Intel Xeon E3-1235
Intel Xeon E3-1235
server Intel Socket 1155 8.54 5.48 4/82011265 USD95 W
425
AMD Athlon II P340
AMD Athlon II P340
notebook S1g48.53 0.93 2 / 2201045 USD25 W
426
Intel Celeron 3965U
Intel Celeron 3965U
notebook BGA8.49 2.20 2 / 22017107 USD15 W
427
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
desktop AMD Socket A8.44 0.47 1/1200123 USD68 W
428
Intel Pentium G870
Intel Pentium G870
desktop Intel Socket 1155 8.43 1.94 2/2201295 USD65 W
429
Intel Core i5-4430
Intel Core i5-4430
desktop Intel Socket 1150 8.39 5.79 4 / 42013285 USD84 W
430
Intel Xeon W3580
Intel Xeon W3580
server Intel Socket 13668.39 4.37 4/82009215 USD130 W
431
Intel Core i5-4570T
Intel Core i5-4570T
desktop Intel Socket 1150 8.38 4.12 2/42013203 USD35 W
432
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
notebook BGA479, PGA4788.33 1.15 2 / 2200957 USD25 W
433
Intel Core i5-2400
Intel Core i5-2400
desktop Intel Socket 1155 8.31 4.75 4/42011236 USD95 W
434
Intel Core i5-480M
Intel Core i5-480M
notebook Intel Socket G1 8.31 1.63 2 / 4201181 USD35 W
435
Intel Core i5-4570TE
Intel Core i5-4570TE
desktop Intel Socket 1150 8.30 4.00 2/42013199 USD35 W
436
Intel Core i7-740QM
Intel Core i7-740QM
notebook PGA9888.29 2.21 4 / 82009110 USD45 W
437
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3
server Intel Socket 1150 8.27 5.77 4/82013288 USD25 W
438
Intel Pentium G3220
Intel Pentium G3220
desktop Intel Socket 1150 8.22 2.39 2/22013120 USD54 W
439
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
desktop AMD Socket AM28.18 1.05 2/2200653 USD89 W
440
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
desktop AMD Socket AM3 8.17 3.74 6/62010189 USD95 W
441
AMD Turion II P540
AMD Turion II P540
notebook S1 (S1g4)8.17 0.99 2 / 2201050 USD25 W
442
Intel Pentium B960
Intel Pentium B960
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 8.17 0.97 2 / 2201149 USD35 W
443
Intel Core i5-4440
Intel Core i5-4440
desktop Intel Socket 1150 8.16 5.71 4/42013289 USD84 W
444
AMD Phenom II X4 810
AMD Phenom II X4 810
desktop AMD Socket AM38.15 2.29 4/42009116 USD95 W
445
Intel Core i5-4200M
Intel Core i5-4200M
notebook rPGA8.14 3.55 2 / 42013180 USD37 W
446
Intel Pentium G3470
Intel Pentium G3470
desktop FCLGA11508.10 3.06 2015156 USD
447
Intel Celeron E3200
Intel Celeron E3200
desktop Intel Socket 7758.10 1.02 2/2200952 USD65 W
448
AMD Athlon II Neo K325
AMD Athlon II Neo K325
notebook S18.10 0.51 2 / 2201026 USD12 W
449
Intel Core i7-720QM
Intel Core i7-720QM
notebook RPGA9898.03 2.14 4 / 82009110 USD45 W
450
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
desktop AMD Socket AM27.98 1.16 2/2200160 USD89 W
451
Intel Core i3-3120M
Intel Core i3-3120M
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 7.84 2.09 2 / 42012110 USD35 W
452
Intel Xeon E5603
Intel Xeon E5603
server Intel Socket 1366 7.81 2.44 4/42011129 USD80 W
453
Intel Core i3-7100H
Intel Core i3-7100H
notebook BGA13567.80 4.25 2 / 42017225 USD35 W
454
AMD Opteron 6274
AMD Opteron 6274
server AMD Socket G34 7.74 3.94 16/162011210 USD115 W
455
Intel Core i5-3570S
Intel Core i5-3570S
desktop Intel Socket 1155 7.73 5.34 4/42012285 USD65 W
456
AMD Sempron 3400+
AMD Sempron 3400+
desktop AMD Socket AM27.71 0.56 1/1200530 USD62 W
457
Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2
Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2
server Intel Socket 1356 7.64 3.50 4/42013189 USD80 W
458
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
desktop Intel Socket 7757.64 2.96 4/42008160 USD95 W
459
Intel Pentium G6951
Intel Pentium G6951
desktop Intel Socket 1156 7.64 1.74 2/2201094 USD73 W
460
Intel Core i3-3210
Intel Core i3-3210
desktop Intel Socket 1155 7.63 2.55 2/42013138 USD55 W
461
Intel Pentium B980
Intel Pentium B980
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 7.61 1.29 2 / 2201270 USD35 W
462
Intel Pentium Silver J5005
Intel Pentium Silver J5005
desktop Intel BGA1090 7.58 4.04 4/42017220 USD10 W
463
AMD Athlon II X2 250u
AMD Athlon II X2 250u
desktop AMD Socket AM37.55 0.64 2/2200935 USD25 W
464
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
notebook PBGA479, PPGA4787.50 1.09 2 / 2200760 USD34 W
465
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
desktop AMD Socket AM27.48 0.96 2/2200653 USD89 W
466
Intel Core i3-7130U
Intel Core i3-7130U
notebook BGA13567.46 5.08 2 / 42017281 USD15 W
467
AMD A10-7870K
AMD A10-7870K
desktop AMD Socket FM2+ 7.46 4.52 4/42015250 USD95 W
468
Intel Core i3-3220T
Intel Core i3-3220T
desktop Intel Socket 1155 7.44 2.54 2/42012141 USD35 W
469
Intel Atom S1260
Intel Atom S1260
server Intel BGA1283 7.42 1.15 2/4201264 USD9 W
470
AMD Athlon II X2 265
AMD Athlon II X2 265
desktop AMD Socket AM3 7.31 1.47 2/2201083 USD65 W
471
Intel Core i7-2670QM
Intel Core i7-2670QM
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 7.28 4.57 4 / 82011259 USD45 W
472
Intel Pentium G4600
Intel Pentium G4600
desktop Intel Socket 1151 7.25 4.39 2/42017250 USD51 W
473
Intel Pentium G3440
Intel Pentium G3440
desktop Intel Socket 1150 7.17 2.78 2/22014160 USD54 W
474
Intel Core i3-4010U
Intel Core i3-4010U
notebook Intel BGA1168 7.16 2.15 2 / 42013124 USD15 W
475
Intel Core i3-2328M
Intel Core i3-2328M
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 7.15 1.61 2 / 4201293 USD35 W
476
AMD Phenom II X2 545
AMD Phenom II X2 545
desktop AMD Socket AM37.03 1.55 2/2200991 USD80 W
477
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
desktop Intel Socket 7757.02 2.21 4/42008130 USD95 W
478
Intel Pentium G630
Intel Pentium G630
desktop Intel Socket 1155 7.02 1.70 2/22011100 USD65 W
479
Intel Core i3-8130U
Intel Core i3-8130U
notebook Intel BGA1356 6.98 4.75 2 / 42018281 USD15 W
480
Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel Core i5-2520M
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 6.97 2.87 2 / 42011170 USD35 W
481
Intel Core i7-820QM
Intel Core i7-820QM
notebook RPGA9896.95 2.34 4 / 82009139 USD45 W
482
AMD Athlon II X2 250e
AMD Athlon II X2 250e
desktop AMD Socket AM3 6.92 1.29 2/2201077 USD45 W
483
AMD Athlon II X4 600e
AMD Athlon II X4 600e
desktop AMD Socket AM36.89 2.17 4/42009130 USD45 W
484
Intel Core i3-8145U
Intel Core i3-8145U
notebook Intel BGA1440 6.85 4.66 2 / 42018281 USD28 W
485
Intel Core i7-2640M
Intel Core i7-2640M
notebook Socket G26.75 3.04 2 / 42011186 USD35 W
486
Intel Core i5-3470T
Intel Core i5-3470T
desktop Intel Socket 1155 6.65 3.64 2/42012226 USD35 W
487
AMD Athlon II X3 420e
AMD Athlon II X3 420e
desktop AMD Socket AM3 6.65 1.87 3/32010116 USD45 W
488
Intel Core i3-4360
Intel Core i3-4360
desktop Intel Socket 1150 6.62 4.49 2/42014280 USD54 W
489
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
notebook BGA479, PGA4786.60 1.12 2 / 2200870 USD35 W
490
Intel Core i7-2620M
Intel Core i7-2620M
notebook rPGA988B, BGA10236.53 2.83 2 / 42011179 USD35 W
491
AMD Athlon II X3 400e
AMD Athlon II X3 400e
desktop AMD Socket AM36.52 1.69 3/32009107 USD45 W
492
AMD Athlon II X3 415e
AMD Athlon II X3 415e
desktop AMD Socket AM3 6.49 1.76 3/32010112 USD45 W
493
AMD Athlon II X2 245e
AMD Athlon II X2 245e
desktop AMD Socket AM3 6.40 1.24 2/2201080 USD45 W
494
AMD FX-6100
AMD FX-6100
desktop AMD Socket AM3+ 6.39 4.63 6/62011299 USD95 W
495
Intel Core i5-4400E
Intel Core i5-4400E
notebook FCBGA13646.39 4.12 2 / 42013266 USD37 W
496
Intel Pentium G640T
Intel Pentium G640T
desktop Intel Socket 1155 6.37 1.42 2/2201292 USD35 W
497
AMD Phenom II X4 910e
AMD Phenom II X4 910e
desktop AMD Socket AM3 6.34 2.41 4/42010157 USD65 W
498
Intel Core i3-2125
Intel Core i3-2125
desktop Intel Socket 1155 6.33 2.70 2/42011176 USD65 W
499
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
desktop AMD Socket A6.27 0.38 1/1200225 USD70 W
500
Intel Core i7-3520M
Intel Core i7-3520M
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B) 6.25 3.56 2 / 42012235 USD35 W