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
601
Intel Celeron N3160
Intel Celeron N3160
notebook FCBGA11701.71 5.23 4 / 42016287 USD4 W
602
Intel Celeron N2810
Intel Celeron N2810
notebook Intel BGA11701.65 2.47 2 / 22013140 USD7 W
603
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
notebook PBGA479, PPGA4781.64 3.51 2 / 22007201 USD35 W
604
AMD Sempron LE-1250
AMD Sempron LE-1250
desktop AMD Socket AM21.60 1.71 1/12007100 USD45 W
605
Intel Celeron 3205U
Intel Celeron 3205U
notebook BGA1.54 4.71 2 / 22015287 USD15 W
606
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
desktop AMD Socket A1.49 0.94 1/1200259 USD51 W
607
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
desktop AMD Socket A1.48 1.26 1/1200180 USD68 W
608
Intel Atom E660
Intel Atom E660
notebook Intel BGA 6761.47 0.85 1/2201054 USD3 W
609
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
notebook BGA9561.46 3.93 2 / 22008253 USD17 W
610
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
desktop AMD Socket 9391.46 1.70 1/12001109 USD67 W
611
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
notebook Socket P1.44 4.57 2 / 22008297 USD25 W
612
Intel Xeon E5503
Intel Xeon E5503
server Intel Socket 13661.42 4.34 2/22010287 USD80 W
613
AMD Opteron 248
AMD Opteron 248
server AMD Socket 9401.41 1.50 1/12003100 USD89 W
614
AMD Athlon XP 2700+
AMD Athlon XP 2700+
desktop AMD Socket A1.37 1.24 1/1200285 USD68 W
615
Intel Celeron N2820
Intel Celeron N2820
notebook FCBGA11701.29 2.90 2 / 22013210 USD7 W
616
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
AMD Athlon 64 2800+
desktop AMD Socket 7541.29 1.38 1/12004100 USD89 W
617
Intel Atom Z510
Intel Atom Z510
notebook Intel BGA 4411.27 0.61 1/1200845 USD2 W
618
AMD Sempron 2500+
AMD Sempron 2500+
desktop AMD Socket 7541.23 1.05 1/1200580 USD62 W
619
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
desktop AMD Socket 9391.18 2.27 1/12004180 USD104 W
620
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
desktop AMD Socket A1.18 1.13 1/1200390 USD68 W
621
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
desktop AMD Socket A1.14 1.03 1/1200385 USD63 W
622
Intel Celeron E1200
Intel Celeron E1200
desktop Intel Socket 7751.12 2.70 2/22008225 USD65 W
623
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
desktop AMD Socket 7540.97 1.55 1/12001150 USD59 W
624
Intel Atom E3815
Intel Atom E3815
notebook Intel BGA11700.46 1.04 1/12013210 USD5 W