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Processor Rankings – 79 Processors From Best To Worst

Time for an upgrade?Following the last post that ranked graphics cards from best to worst, here’s the same treatment for processors.

Not sure how your processor compares to those currently on sale? Are you king of the hill, or languishing at the bottom?

  1. Core 2 Extreme QX9650
  2. Core 2 Extreme QX6850
  3. Core 2 Extreme QX6800
  4. Core 2 Duo E6850
  5. Core 2 Extreme X6800
  6. Core 2 Extreme QX6700
  7. Core 2 Quad Q6700
  8. Core 2 Duo E6750
  9. Core 2 Duo E6700
  10. Core 2 Quad Q6600
  11. Core 2 Duo E6600
  12. Athlon 64 X2 6400+
  13. Core 2 Duo E6550
  14. Athlon 64 X2 6000+
  15. Phenom 9600+
  16. Phenom 9500+
  17. Athlon 64 X2 5800+
  18. Core 2 Duo E6420
  19. Core 2 Duo E6400
  20. Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  21. Athlon 64 X2 5400+
  22. Athlon 64 X2 5200+
  23. Athlon 64 FX-74
  24. Athlon 64 FX-72
  25. Pentium D EE 965
  26. Pentium D 960
  27. Athlon 64 FX-70
  28. Core 2 Duo E6300
  29. Athlon 64 FX-62
  30. Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  31. Athlon 64 FX-60
  32. Pentium D EE 955
  33. Pentium D 950
  34. Core 2 Duo E4600
  35. Athlon 64 X2 4800+
  36. Core 2 Duo E4500
  37. Core 2 Duo E4400
  38. Core 2 Duo E4300
  39. Athlon 64 X2 4600+
  40. Pentium D EE 840
  41. Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  42. Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  43. Athlon 64 X2 4000+
  44. Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  45. Athlon 64 X2 3600+
  46. Athlon 64 4000+
  47. Athlon 64 FX-55
  48. Athlon 64 3800+
  49. Pentium D 945
  50. Pentium D 840
  51. Pentium D 820
  52. Pentium 4 3.8GHz
  53. Athlon 64 3700+
  54. Athlon 64 FX-57
  55. Pentium 4 3.6GHz
  56. Pentium D 940
  57. Athlon 64 FX-53
  58. Athlon 64 FX-51
  59. Pentium D 930
  60. Athlon 64 3600+
  61. Athlon 64 3500+
  62. Athlon 64 3400+
  63. Pentium D 830
  64. Pentium 4 3.4GHz
  65. Pentium 4 3.2GHz
  66. Pentium D 805
  67. Pentium D 925
  68. Athlon 64 3200+
  69. Pentium 4 3.06GHz
  70. Pentium D 920
  71. Pentium D 915
  72. Pentium 4 3.0GHz
  73. Athlon 64 3000+
  74. Athlon 64 2800+
  75. Athlon XP 3200+
  76. Pentium 4 2.8GHz
  77. Pentium 4 2.6GHz
  78. Athlon XP 2800+
  79. Pentium 4 2.4GHz

As before, the list is taken from the March 2008 issue of PC Gamer. Part of an article discussing the hardware requirements of modern games, this is a list of rankings according to mainly performance and features, but also taking into account value for money.

15 Comments

  1. Please supply some more information about every processor that why they are placed above or below

  2. And the cost also..

  3. Hi Mayank,

    The list is actually over a year and a half old now (March ’08), so the top of the list would be looking quite different now. I was tempted to add some prices to the list, but quickly realised why PC Gamer didn’t bother in the first place – no sooner have you put a price on than it’s out of date, CPU prices are changing so frequently.

  4. so where does Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Stand in the list ?

  5. Bearing in mind this list is over a year old now, the Q8300 would be close to the top. There’s a lot of performance on offer and it’s at a good price now. Sure, there are faster chips but the Q8300 offers a lot of bang for your buck right now.

  6. can you tell me where

    AMD Phenom X4 9750

    stands in the list and if its good for gaming please? :)

  7. Hi Jamie, the Phenom X4 9750 would definitely be near the top and is easily good enough for gaming. It’s not quite as powerful as Intel’s Core 2 Extremes, but it’s cheaper and represents great value for money. Check out this group test to see how it performs in various tests.

  8. Hey I looked at this list hoping it would help me pick a good processors but it doesn’t have many of them on it. So how would a: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 Dual-Core Mobile Processor rank on this list (It comes in the Laptop i wish to buy, i heard it is a amazing processor but I want a second opinion)

    Also how does a: Intel Celeron CPU E1400 rate on this list? It is the processor that is in my desktop computer and i am wondering how good it is or isn’t.

  9. i want total list of processors used on a computer till now…….
    thanku

  10. So wheres the I7?

  11. Just like the graphics card rankings, I’m planning to release an updated processor list.

  12. As someone who is computer literate but just doesn’t have enough time to sort through all the BS to get the right hardware these days, this is invaluable. I really appreciate the time it takes to put a list like this together.

    Looking forward to the revised list now that I’m looking on assembling a new rig this month.

    Cheers man!

    SDO

  13. I am eagerly awaiting your updated processor list! Please email me when available…. I am barely holding on with my old Pentium 4 in my old dell…

    Carla

  14. wers the updated list 2010???

  15. As the article states, the original list game from an article in PC Gamer. Sadly they’ve not released another list since then.

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