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
Intel Core i3-4340
Intel Core i3-4340
desktop Intel Socket 11508.56 11.07 2/42013183 USD54 W
402
Intel Pentium G3420T
Intel Pentium G3420T
desktop Intel Socket 11508.56 6.35 2/22013105 USD35 W
403
Intel Core i5-560M
Intel Core i5-560M
notebook PGA9888.55 5.44 2 / 4201090 USD35 W
404
AMD Turion II P540
AMD Turion II P540
notebook S1 (S1g4)8.55 3.02 2 / 2201050 USD25 W
405
Intel Core i5-3330S
Intel Core i5-3330S
desktop Intel Socket 11558.48 11.99 4/42012200 USD77 W
406
Intel Core i3-2100
Intel Core i3-2100
desktop Intel Socket 11558.48 7.79 2/42011130 USD65 W
407
AMD Opteron 4334
AMD Opteron 4334
server AMD Socket C328.44 12.88 6/62012216 USD95 W
408
AMD Athlon II X3 445
AMD Athlon II X3 445
desktop AMD Socket AM38.44 5.43 3/3201091 USD95 W
409
AMD Athlon II X2 250
AMD Athlon II X2 250
desktop AMD Socket AM38.40 3.68 2/2200962 USD65 W
410
AMD Sempron 130
AMD Sempron 130
desktop AMD Socket AM38.38 1.48 1/1201125 USD45 W
411
Intel Pentium G630T
Intel Pentium G630T
desktop Intel Socket 11558.32 4.41 2/2201175 USD35 W
412
AMD Athlon II P340
AMD Athlon II P340
notebook S1g48.30 2.64 2 / 2201045 USD25 W
413
Intel Xeon E3-1275
Intel Xeon E3-1275
server Intel Socket 11558.25 17.13 4/82011294 USD95 W
414
Intel Core i5-8350U
Intel Core i5-8350U
notebook BGA13568.19 17.19 4 / 82017297 USD15 W
415
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
desktop AMD Socket AM38.19 10.13 6/62010175 USD95 W
416
Intel Core i7-720QM
Intel Core i7-720QM
notebook RPGA9898.17 6.35 4 / 82009110 USD45 W
417
Intel Core i3-2328M
Intel Core i3-2328M
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B)8.17 5.37 2 / 4201293 USD35 W
418
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
desktop AMD Socket AM28.17 3.06 2/2200653 USD89 W
419
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel Core i5-8265U
notebook BGA15288.08 16.95 4 / 82018297 USD28 W
420
Intel Celeron 420
Intel Celeron 420
desktop Intel Socket 7758.07 0.95 1/1200717 USD35 W
421
AMD Phenom II X4 810
AMD Phenom II X4 810
desktop AMD Socket AM38.04 6.59 4/42009116 USD95 W
422
Intel Core i5-4670R
Intel Core i5-4670R
desktop Intel BGA13648.03 15.66 42013276 USD65 W
423
AMD Sempron 145
AMD Sempron 145
desktop AMD Socket AM38.02 1.70 1/1201030 USD45 W
424
Intel Xeon E5645
Intel Xeon E5645
server Intel Socket 13668.00 13.56 6/122010240 USD80 W
425
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
desktop Intel Socket 7758.00 6.67 4/42009118 USD95 W
426
Intel Core i7-870
Intel Core i7-870
desktop Intel Socket 11567.98 11.28 4/82009200 USD95 W
427
AMD Athlon II X4 605e
AMD Athlon II X4 605e
desktop AMD Socket AM37.95 5.73 4/42009102 USD45 W
428
Intel Celeron E3200
Intel Celeron E3200
desktop Intel Socket 7757.95 2.92 2/2200952 USD65 W
429
Intel Core i7-2820QM
Intel Core i7-2820QM
notebook FCBGA1224, FCPGA9887.91 14.03 4 / 82011251 USD45 W
430
Intel Core i3-2125
Intel Core i3-2125
desktop Intel Socket 11557.89 8.48 2/42011152 USD65 W
431
Intel Pentium G630
Intel Pentium G630
desktop Intel Socket 11557.88 5.01 2/2201190 USD65 W
432
AMD Sempron 3800+
AMD Sempron 3800+
desktop AMD Socket AM27.88 1.17 1/1200621 USD62 W
433
Intel Core i3-530
Intel Core i3-530
desktop Intel Socket 11567.83 5.42 2/4201098 USD73 W
434
Intel Pentium G3220
Intel Pentium G3220
desktop Intel Socket 11507.78 6.60 2/22013120 USD54 W
435
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+
desktop AMD Socket AM27.77 2.91 2/2200653 USD89 W
436
Intel Core i3-6320
Intel Core i3-6320
desktop Intel Socket 11517.75 12.76 2/42015233 USD51 W
437
Intel Pentium G6950
Intel Pentium G6950
desktop Intel Socket 11567.62 3.93 2/2201073 USD73 W
438
Intel Core i5-4670K
Intel Core i5-4670K
desktop Intel Socket 11507.60 16.12 42013300 USD84 W
439
Intel Pentium G620T
Intel Pentium G620T
desktop Intel Socket 11557.59 4.29 2/2201180 USD35 W
440
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
desktop Intel Socket 7757.58 7.93 4/42008148 USD95 W
441
AMD Athlon II X2 250e
AMD Athlon II X2 250e
desktop AMD Socket AM37.52 4.09 2/2201077 USD45 W
442
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3
Intel Xeon E3-1230L v3
server Intel Socket 11507.50 15.27 42013288 USD25 W
443
AMD Athlon II X3 405e
AMD Athlon II X3 405e
desktop AMD Socket AM37.46 4.22 3/3200980 USD45 W
444
AMD FX-4350
AMD FX-4350
desktop AMD Socket AM3+7.42 11.28 4/42013215 USD125 W
445
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
notebook BGA479, PGA4787.42 3.67 2 / 2200870 USD35 W
446
Intel Core i5-4430
Intel Core i5-4430
desktop Intel Socket 11507.40 13.38 4/42013256 USD84 W
447
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
desktop Intel Socket 7757.40 2.72 2/2200652 USD65 W
448
Intel Core i7-860S
Intel Core i7-860S
desktop Intel Socket 11567.39 10.39 4/82010199 USD82 W
449
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
desktop AMD Socket AM37.38 9.85 6/62010189 USD95 W
450
Intel Core i7-620M
Intel Core i7-620M
notebook BGA1288, PGA9887.38 5.74 2 / 42010110 USD35 W
451
Intel Celeron J4105
Intel Celeron J4105
desktop FCBGA10907.38 5.58 4 / 42017107 USD10 W
452
AMD Athlon II X2 255
AMD Athlon II X2 255
desktop AMD Socket AM37.34 3.89 2/2201075 USD65 W
453
Intel Core i7-2600S
Intel Core i7-2600S
desktop Intel Socket 11557.25 14.97 42011292 USD65 W
454
Intel Core i5-4440
Intel Core i5-4440
desktop Intel Socket 11507.08 13.76 4/42013275 USD84 W
455
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
notebook PBGA479, PPGA4787.08 3.00 2 / 2200760 USD35 W
456
Intel Core i5-580M
Intel Core i5-580M
notebook BGA1288, PGA9887.01 5.45 2 / 42010110 USD35 W
457
Intel Core i5-4570T
Intel Core i5-4570T
desktop Intel Socket 11506.99 10.17 22013206 USD35 W
458
Intel Celeron G440
Intel Celeron G440
desktop Intel Socket 11556.93 1.47 1/1201130 USD35 W
459
AMD Opteron 6274
AMD Opteron 6274
server AMD Socket G346.92 10.27 16/162011210 USD115 W
460
Intel Core i7-820QM
Intel Core i7-820QM
notebook RPGA9896.92 6.80 4 / 82009139 USD45 W
461
Intel Xeon X5672
Intel Xeon X5672
server Intel Socket 13666.80 13.64 4/82011284 USD95 W
462
AMD Athlon II X2 265
AMD Athlon II X2 265
desktop AMD Socket AM36.80 3.99 2/2201083 USD65 W
463
Intel Pentium G6951
Intel Pentium G6951
desktop Intel Socket 11566.79 4.51 2/2201094 USD73 W
464
Intel Core i7-2670QM
Intel Core i7-2670QM
notebook Intel Socket G2 (988B)6.78 12.41 4 / 82011259 USD45 W
465
Intel Pentium G4520
Intel Pentium G4520
desktop Intel Socket 11516.72 8.83 2/22015186 USD51 W
466
Intel Core i5-4200M
Intel Core i5-4200M
notebook rPGA6.70 8.52 2 / 42013180 USD37 W
467
Intel Core i3-540
Intel Core i3-540
desktop Intel Socket 11566.69 5.67 2/42010120 USD73 W
468
Intel Celeron 430
Intel Celeron 430
desktop Intel Socket 7756.63 1.03 1/1200722 USD35 W
469
Intel Celeron 3965U
Intel Celeron 3965U
notebook BGA6.59 4.98 2 / 22017107 USD15 W
470
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
desktop Intel Socket 7756.59 3.96 2/2200985 USD65 W
471
Intel Core i3-3110M
Intel Core i3-3110M
notebook FCBGA1023, FCPGA9886.57 6.50 2 / 42012140 USD35 W
472
Intel Core i7-960
Intel Core i7-960
desktop Intel Socket 13666.42 12.24 4/82009270 USD130 W
473
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
desktop AMD Socket 9396.42 1.36 1/1200430 USD89 W
474
Intel Core i7-2620M
Intel Core i7-2620M
notebook rPGA988B, BGA10236.41 8.11 2 / 42011179 USD35 W
475
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
notebook Socket P (BGA479, PGA478)6.40 4.07 2 / 2200890 USD35 W
476
Intel Core i3-3210
Intel Core i3-3210
desktop Intel Socket 11556.39 8.54 22013189 USD55 W
477
AMD Athlon II X4 640
AMD Athlon II X4 640
desktop AMD Socket AM36.39 7.00 4/42010155 USD95 W
478
AMD Athlon II X2 245e
AMD Athlon II X2 245e
desktop AMD Socket AM36.39 3.61 2/2201080 USD45 W
479
AMD Athlon II X2 280
AMD Athlon II X2 280
desktop AMD Socket AM36.35 4.49 2/22013100 USD65 W
480
Intel Celeron N4100
Intel Celeron N4100
notebook FCBGA10906.33 4.79 4 / 42017107 USD6 W
481
Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel Core i5-2520M
notebook rPGA988B / BGA10236.31 7.58 2 / 42011170 USD35 W
482
Intel Core i7-2640M
Intel Core i7-2640M
notebook Socket G26.30 8.28 2 / 42011186 USD35 W
483
Intel Pentium E5300
Intel Pentium E5300
desktop Intel Socket 7756.30 3.25 2/2200873 USD65 W
484
Intel Core i3-2120T
Intel Core i3-2120T
desktop Intel Socket 11556.28 6.66 2/42011150 USD35 W
485
Intel Celeron 450
Intel Celeron 450
desktop Intel Socket 7756.23 1.32 1/1200830 USD35 W
486
Intel Pentium G3440
Intel Pentium G3440
desktop Intel Socket 11506.20 7.01 2/22014160 USD54 W
487
AMD Phenom II X4 910e
AMD Phenom II X4 910e
desktop AMD Socket AM36.19 6.87 4/42010157 USD65 W
488
Intel Core i3-7100H
Intel Core i3-7100H
notebook BGA13566.14 9.77 2 / 42017225 USD35 W
489
Intel Core i7-860
Intel Core i7-860
desktop Intel Socket 11566.03 10.61 4/82009249 USD95 W
490
AMD Athlon II X4 651
AMD Athlon II X4 651
desktop AMD Socket FM16.02 7.57 4/42011178 USD100 W
491
Intel Core i5-3470T
Intel Core i5-3470T
desktop Intel Socket 11555.94 9.48 2/42012226 USD35 W
492
Intel Core i5-760
Intel Core i5-760
desktop Intel Socket 11565.91 8.31 4/42010199 USD95 W
493
Intel Core i3-8145U
Intel Core i3-8145U
notebook BGA15285.89 11.70 2 / 42018281 USD15 W
494
Intel Core i3-4010U
Intel Core i3-4010U
notebook FCBGA11685.88 5.15 2 / 42013124 USD15 W
495
AMD Athlon II X3 420e
AMD Athlon II X3 420e
desktop AMD Socket AM35.88 4.82 3/32010116 USD45 W
496
Intel Core i7-920
Intel Core i7-920
desktop Intel Socket 13665.87 10.37 4/82008250 USD130 W
497
Intel Core i3-4360
Intel Core i3-4360
desktop Intel Socket 11505.83 11.53 2/42014280 USD54 W
498
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
desktop Intel Socket 7755.83 2.68 2/2200765 USD65 W
499
Intel Core i7-3520M
Intel Core i7-3520M
notebook BGA1023, PGA9885.78 9.60 2 / 42012235 USD35 W
500
Intel Core i5-4570TE
Intel Core i5-4570TE
desktop Intel Socket 11505.75 8.08 22013199 USD35 W