Best AMD processor

Last updated: 2014-02-11 01:01 US/Eastern

How to find the best processor for a given price? First - choose which type of performance characteristic you are interested in. "Overall performance" takes into account all CPU cores which means it shows total theoretical CPU speed. If you plan to use applications capable of handling multiple cores (for example: audio and video editing, 3D rendering and most of the newer 3D games), then this is the chart for you. On the other hand, "Single-core performance" shows approximate performance of a single core in every CPU. Most of the "non-proffesional" applications still are able to use only a single core, so this CPU speed chart is more applicable to them.

When you have chosen the chart, then find your budgeted price on its horizontal axis. On the left of your price find the highest point on the chart. To answer the big question: "which is the the best processor?" - its this one!

These CPU speed and value charts are built based on performance data from cpubenchmark.net and prices from Newegg. "Score" is computed as performance to price ratio.

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
AMD X8 FX-8320 AM3+ 8122 159.99 50.77
AMD X8 FX-8320 AM3+ 8122 159.99 50.77
AMD X6 FX-6350 AM3+ 7012 139.99 50.09
AMD X8 FX-8350 AM3+ 9050 199.99 45.25
AMD X8 FX-8350 AM3+ 9050 199.99 45.25
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4366 99.99 43.66
AMD X4 FX-4300 AM3+ 4758 109.99 43.26
AMD X4 FX-4130 AM3+ 4147 99.99 41.47
AMD X4 FX-4130 AM3+ 4147 99.99 41.47
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4696 119.99 39.14
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 9698 249.99 38.79
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 9698 249.99 38.79
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2181 59.99 36.36
AMD A10 6800K FM2 5001 139.99 35.72
AMD X8 FX-9590 AM3+ 10439 299.99 34.80
AMD A4 3300 FM1 1564 44.99 34.76
AMD A4 3300 FM1 1564 44.99 34.76
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 9698 279.99 34.64
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 9698 279.99 34.64
AMD A10 5700 FM2 4231 128.99 32.80
AMD A10 5700 FM2 4231 128.99 32.80
AMD A10 6700 FM2 4743 148.99 31.83
AMD A4 3400 FM1 1589 49.99 31.79
AMD A6 6400K FM2 2382 74.99 31.76
AMD X8 FX-9590 AM3+ 10439 369.99 28.21
AMD X8 FX-9590 AM3+ 10439 369.99 28.21
AMD Sempron 145 AM3 801 43.99 18.21

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
AMD Sempron 145 AM3 801 43.99 18.21
AMD A6 5400K FM2 1090 59.99 18.17
AMD A4 3300 FM1 782 44.99 17.38
AMD A4 3300 FM1 782 44.99 17.38
AMD A4 3400 FM1 794 49.99 15.88
AMD A6 6400K FM2 1191 74.99 15.88
AMD A8 5600K FM2 1091 99.99 10.91
AMD X4 FX-4300 AM3+ 1189 109.99 10.81
AMD X4 FX-4130 AM3+ 1036 99.99 10.36
AMD X4 FX-4130 AM3+ 1036 99.99 10.36
AMD A8 6600K FM2 1174 119.99 9.78
AMD A10 6800K FM2 1250 139.99 8.93
AMD X6 FX-6350 AM3+ 1168 139.99 8.34
AMD A10 5700 FM2 1057 128.99 8.19
AMD A10 5700 FM2 1057 128.99 8.19
AMD A10 6700 FM2 1185 148.99 7.95
AMD X8 FX-8320 AM3+ 1015 159.99 6.34
AMD X8 FX-8320 AM3+ 1015 159.99 6.34
AMD X8 FX-8350 AM3+ 1131 199.99 5.66
AMD X8 FX-8350 AM3+ 1131 199.99 5.66
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 1212 249.99 4.85
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 1212 249.99 4.85
AMD X8 FX-9590 AM3+ 1304 299.99 4.35
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 1212 279.99 4.33
AMD X8 FX-9370 AM3+ 1212 279.99 4.33
AMD X8 FX-9590 AM3+ 1304 369.99 3.52
AMD X8 FX-9590 AM3+ 1304 369.99 3.52

Note: Results presented can not be treated as the one and only truth, simply because there is not one definition of generally "best processor". Before making final decision about purchasing your chosen CPU, make sure to read some more in-depth reviews published by specialized sites.

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I can't find my core listed. It's Intel core 2 cpu 6600 @ 2.4 GHz (2 CPUs)

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