CPU with the best price/performance ratio - leaderboard 2022

In our list of the best, we have compiled the most up-to-date processors with the best price-performance ratio. The performance in benchmarks is compared and evaluated with the respective price of the processor. When it comes to prices, we use the manufacturer's recommended retail price for the processor. This also allows us to include mobile processors that cannot otherwise be purchased individually in this list.
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AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
4 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2019
2.
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G
4 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2019
3.
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
4 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2019
4.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G
4 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2019
5.
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4 Cores @ 3.50 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q1/2018
6.
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G
4 Cores @ 3.50 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q1/2018
7.
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
6 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q2/2022
8.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q1/2018
9.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
4 Cores @ 3.20 GHz, 35 W
Release date: Q1/2018
10.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4 Cores @ 3.60 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q1/2018
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Intel Celeron 6305
Intel Celeron 6305
2 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q4/2020
12.
Intel Celeron 6305E
Intel Celeron 6305E
2 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 15 W
Release date: Q4/2020
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AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
4 Cores @ 3.80 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q3/2020
14.
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE
4 Cores @ 3.50 GHz, 35 W
Release date: Q3/2020
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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6 Cores @ 3.70 GHz, 65 W
Release date: Q3/2020
16.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE
6 Cores @ 3.30 GHz, 35 W
Release date: Q3/2020

Find the best processor

It's not always easy to find the best processor for your needs. While many visitors only pay attention to the theoretical speed of a processor, others want to read detailed test reports that also deal with the processor's speed in practice. Therefore, we have collected a large number of benchmarks in order to meet as many requirements as possible.

We have not only listed our results for you in map form at the top of this page, but also in a clear table at the bottom of this page. So everyone can quickly find their way around and find the best processor for themselves.

How is the price-performance ratio determined in detail?

To determine a processor's value for money, we divide the Geekbench 5 multi-core value by the processor's recommended retail price. Using the recommended retail price has the advantage that we can also include mobile processors on this list of the best. Otherwise, the price of the CPU cannot be determined correctly for notebooks.

In this case, we selected Geekbench 5 as the benchmark because the benchmark can be run on a large number of devices (e.g. also on Apple notebooks with an ARM command set) and because the benchmark not only includes the pure computing power of the CPU but also the speed of the built-in RAM in the benchmark -Incorporates the result.

List of the best CPUs by value for money

In this list we have clearly presented and sorted the CPUs with the best price-performance ratio. We can only include processors for which we were able to determine a price from the manufacturer.
Processor Socket TDP Memory
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 35 W DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-2933
Intel Celeron 6305 Intel Celeron 6305
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
BGA 1526 15 W DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733
Intel Celeron 6305E Intel Celeron 6305E
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
BGA 1526 15 W DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 35 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
AM4 (LGA 1331) 65 W DDR4-3200
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
FP6 35 W DDR4-3200



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