Best AMD processor

Last updated: 2014-07-10 01:02 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 A4 6300 FM2 2195 44.99 48.79
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4663 99.99 46.63
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4349 99.99 43.49
AMD A4 6320 FM2 2512 59.99 41.87
AMD A8 5500 FM2 4040 98.99 40.81
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2195 54.99 39.92
AMD A6 6400K FM2 2380 64.99 36.62
AMD A10 5800K FM2 4660 129.99 35.85
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2146 59.99 35.77
AMD A10 6800K FM2 4782 139.99 34.16
AMD Sempron 130 AM3 735 24.99 29.41
AMD Sempron 145 AM3 802 34.99 22.92

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CPU Socket Performance Price Score
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2195 44.99 48.79
AMD A8 6600K FM2 4663 99.99 46.63
AMD A8 5600K FM2 4349 99.99 43.49
AMD A4 6320 FM2 2512 59.99 41.87
AMD A8 5500 FM2 4040 98.99 40.81
AMD A4 6300 FM2 2195 54.99 39.92
AMD A6 6400K FM2 2380 64.99 36.62
AMD A10 5800K FM2 4660 129.99 35.85
AMD A6 5400K FM2 2146 59.99 35.77
AMD A10 6800K FM2 4782 139.99 34.16
AMD Sempron 130 AM3 735 24.99 29.41
AMD Sempron 145 AM3 802 34.99 22.92

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.

Comments for: Best AMD processor

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

That's because this is for LGA 1150 CPU's

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