Desktop CPU Ranking List - Intel vs AMD

Below you will find the comparison chart of desktop processors based on their overall gaming performance (Frames Per Second). As you see in the table, we have divided the processors into four categories: low, mid-range, high-end and extreme.

The very first CPU listed on top of the chart delivers the best performance in most games. As you can see, AMD processors have no place in Extreme category which is mainly due to their architecture and technology. With the introduction of Microsoft Windows 10 and upcoming DirectX 12, the games can take advantages of more CPU cores which might increase the performance of AMD FX 6- and 8-core CPUs.

Some of the processors (known as K or BE series) on the chart have a great overclocking capability that allows the user to increase the CPU performance by a great margin.

Please note that we particularly classified the processors based on their overall benchmark results in multiple games.

Moving towards the bottom of the table, the gaming performance of the processors gradually decreases. However, they still provide enough processing power for light gaming. We also recommend you to read our article about the important factors affecting the performance of a CPU.

Gaming Performance of Desktop CPUs (2008 - 2014)

Core i7-6700K, Core i7-4790K
Core i7-4960X, Core i7-5930K
Core i7-5960X, Core i7-4930K
Core i7-3970X, Core i7-5820K
Core i7-4820K, Core i5-6600K
Core i7-4790, Core i7-6700
Core i7-3960X, Core i7-4771
Core i7-4770K, Core i7-3930K
Core i5-4690K, Core i5-4690
Core i7-4790S, Core i7-3770K
Core i7-4770, Core i7-5775C
Core i7-3820, Core i7-3770
Core i5-4670K, Core i5-4670
Core i7-5775R, Core i5-6600
Core i7-4770R, Core i5-4570,
Core i5-4590, Core i5-3570K
Core i7-2700K, Core i5-4690S
Core i7-990X, Core i7-2600K
Core i7-2600, Core i5-3570
Core i7-4770S, Core i5-6500
Core i7-3770S, Core i5-3550
Core i5-4670S, Core i5-5675R
Core i5-5675C, Core i7-980X
Core i7-980, Core i5-3470
Core i5-2550K, Core i5-4590S
Core i5-4670R, Core i5-3550S
Core i7-970, Core i5-4460
Core i5-4440, Core i5-3450
Core i5-4430, Core i5-3570S
Core i5-2500K, Core i5-2500
Core i7-975, Core i7-880
Core i7-2600S, Core i5-4570S
Core i7-965, Core i7-960
Core i7-4790T, Core i7-6700T
Core i5-2450P, Core i5-4570T
Core i5-3350P, Core i5-2380P
Core i5-3475S, Core i5-3470S
Core i5-4460S, Core i5-3340
Core i5-2400, Core i5-6600T
Core i5-6400, Core i7-875K
Core i7-870, Core i5-3330
AMD FX-9590,
AMD FX-9370-
Core i7-950, Core i3-4370
Core i5-3450S, Core i5-4440S
Core i3-4170, Core i5-2320
Core i3-4360, Core i5-3340S
Core i5-4570TE, Core i5-2310
Core i7-940, Core i7-860
Core i3-4350, Core i3-4340
Core i7-4770T, Core i7-3770T
Core i3-4160, Core i5-4690T
Core i5-4570R, Core i5-4430S
Core i5-2500S, Core i3-4330
Core i3-4150, Core i5-6500T
Core i5-3335S, Core i5-3330S
Core i5-2300, Core i7-930
Core i5-760, Core i3-4130
Core i3-3250, Core i7-4770TE
Core i5-4670T, Core i5-6400T
Core i3-3245, Core i3-3240
Core i5-2405S, Core i5-2400S
Core i3-4370T,
Core i3-2130, Core i3-3225
Core i3-3220, Pentium G3470
Core i3-2125, Core i3-2120
Core i3-3210 , Pentium G3460
Core i7-870S, Core i7-920
Pentium G3450, Core i5-750
Core i7-860S, Core 2 Extreme QX9775
Core 2 Extreme QX9770, Core i3-4360T
Core i3-4170T, Core i5-750S
Core i5-680, Pentium G3440
Core i5-3570T, Core i5-2500T
Pentium G3430, Pentium G3260
Core i7-4765T, Core i5-3470T
Core i5-4590T, Core i3-4350T
Core i3-4160T, Core i3-4330T
Core 2 Quad Q9650, Core i5-670
Core i3-2105, Core i3-2102
Core i3-2100, Core i5-661
Core i5-660, Pentium G3258
Pentium G3250, Pentium G3420
Core 2 Quad Q9550S, Core 2 Quad Q9550

AMD FX-8370

FX-8310, FX-6300
A10-7870K, Athlon X4 870K
FX-8300, FX-6200
FX-4350, FX-8320E,
A10-6800K, A10-7850K, Athlon X4 860K
FX-8140, FX-4300, A10-6790K,
A10-7800, A8-6600K, Athlon X4 760K
A10-5800K, A10-7700K, A10-6700
FX-6120, FX-8120
Phenom II X4 980 BE
Phenom II X4 975 BE, 970 BE
Phenom II X6 1100T BE
FX-4170, FX-8100
Phenom II X6 1090T BE
Phenom II X6 1075T
Phenom II X4 965 BE rev.C3 /C2
Phenom II X6 1065T
Phenom II X4 955 BE/ 955 rev.C3 /C2
Core i5-655K
Core i5-650
Core i3-560
Pentium G2140, Core i3-4130T
Core i5-2390T, Pentium G3240
Pentium G2130, Pentium G3220
Pentium G2120, Core i3-3240T
Core i3-550, Core i3-4150T
Core i3-3250T, Pentium G3460T
Core i3-3220T, Core i3-540,
Core 2 Quad Q9500,
Core 2 Quad Q950S, Core 2 Quad Q9505S,
Pentium G3450T
Pentium G870, Pentium G3260T
Core 2 Quad Q9450, Pentium G2030
Pentium G2020, Core 2 Quad Q9400S
Core 2 Quad Q9400, Core 2 Quad Q8400S
Core 2 Quad Q8400, Pentium G860
Core 2 Quad Q9300, Core 2 Quad Q8300
Pentium G3440T,
Pentium G2010, Celeron G1850
Pentium G850
Pentium G3250T
Core 2 Quad Q8200S,
Core 2 Quad Q8200
Pentium G3420T, Pentium G3240T
Pentium G2120T, Celeron G1840
Pentium G840, Core 2 Duo E8600
Pentium G645, Pentium G640, Core i3-4340TE,
Pentium G3220T, Celeron G1830, Pentium G2100T
Pentium G2030T, Core i3-530
Core 2 Duo E8500, Celeron G1820
Celeron G1630, Core i5-4460T
Pentium G632, Celeron G1620, Pentium G630
Celeron G1610, Core i3-4330TE, Core i3-2120T
Core i3-3115C, Core i3-2100T
Core 2 Duo E8400, Core 2 Duo E8300
Celeron G1840T, Pentium G2020T
Pentium G860T, Pentium G622
Pentium G620, Pentium G645T
Core 2 Duo E8200
Core 2 Duo E8190, Core 2 Duo E7600
Core 2 Duo E7500, Pentium E6800
Core 2 Duo E7400, Pentium E6700
Pentium G6960, Pentium G6951
Pentium G6950, Core 2 Duo E7300
Pentium E6600, Pentium E6500K
Pentium E6500, Pentium E5800
Celeron G1820T, Celeron G1620T
Pentium G640T, Pentium G630T
Pentium G620T, Core i3-2115C
Pentium E5700, Pentium E6300
Pentium E5500, Pentium G3320TE
Core 2 Duo E7200, Celeron G555
Pentium E5400
Pentium E5300
Celeron G550, Celeron E3500
Celeron E3400
Pentium E5200
Celeron E3300
Celeron E3200
Core 2 Duo E4700
Celeron G1820TE
Celeron G1610T
Celeron G1101
Pentium E2220, Celeron E1600
Pentium E2210, Celeron G540
Celeron G530
Celeron G550T
Celeron G540T
Celeron G530T
Celeron E1500
Celeron E1400
Pentium 350
Celeron E1200
Celeron G470, Celeron G465
Celeron G460, Celeron 450
Celeron 450, Celeron G440
FX-4200, Athlon X4 750K, Phenom II X6 1055T,
A8-6500, A8-3870K, FX-4100
Athlon X4 750, AMD A8-7650K
A10-7800, A10-7700K, AMD A8-7600
Phenom II X6 1045T, Phenom II X4 960T BE, A10-5700
Athlon X4 840, A8-5500
Athlon X4 740
Phenom II X6 1035T
Phenom II X4 945 rev.C3 /C2
Phenom II X4 940 BE
Athlon II X4 651K
Athlon II X4 651
Phenom II X4 850
Athlon II X4 650,
Phenom II X3 740 BE
Phenom II X4 840
Athlon II X4 645
Phenom II X4 840T
Phenom II X4 830, Phenom II X4 925 rev.C3 /C2,
Phenom II X4 920, Athlon II X4 641, Athlon II X4 640
Athlon II X4 635 rev.C3 /C2, Phenom II X4 650T
A6-3670K, Athlon II X4 638, A8-3820
Phenom II X3 720 BE, Phenom II X3 715 BE
Phenom II X4 820, Phenom II X4 910e, Phenom II X4 910
Athlon II X4 631 B0, A10-6700T
Phenom II X4 810, Phenom II X4 905e
Phenom II X4 805, A6-3650, Athlon II X4 630 rev. C3 /C2
A8-3800, Phenom II X4 900e
Phenom II X3 710, Athlon II X3 460
Athlon II X4 620e, Athlon II X4 620
A6-7400K, A6-5400K
Athlon II X3 455, Athlon II X4 615e, Athlon II X3 450
Athlon II X4 610e
Phenom X4 9950 / BE
Athlon II X3 445
Athlon X2 370K, A6-6420K, A6-3620
A8-6500T, Athlon II X3 440 rev.C3 /C2
Phenom II X3 705e, Athlon II X4 605e rev. C3 /C2
Phenom X4 9850 / BE, A6-6400K, A4 Pro-7300, A4-6320
Phenom II X3 700e
A4-6300, Athlon II X4 600e, Phenom X4 9750 / BE
A6-3600, Athlon II X3 435 rev. C3 /C2, Athlon X2 450
Athlon II X2 280, Phenom X4 9650, Athlon II X3 425e
Athlon II X3 425, Athlon X2 350
Phenom X4 9550, Athlon II X2 270, Athlon X2 340
Phenom II X2 570 BE
A4-5300, Phenom X4 9450e, Phenom II X2 565 BE
Athlon II X3 415e, Phenom II X2 560 BE, Athlon II X2 265
Athlon 5350, Phenom X4 9350e, Phenom X3 8850
Phenom II X2 521, Phenom II X2 511, Phenom X3 8750 / BE
Phenom II X2 555 BE, A4-4020, Athlon II X2 260
Phenom X3 8650, Phenom X3 8600, Phenom X4 9150e
Phenom X4 9100e, Athlon 5150, Athlon II X3 420e
Athlon II X3 400e, A6-3500, Phenom X3 8550
Phenom X3 8450e, Phenom X3 8450, Phenom X3 8400
Phenom II X2 550 / BE
Athlon II X2 255 rev. C3 /C2, Phenom X3 8250e
Phenom II X2 545 rev. C3 /C2, Athlon II X3 405e rev.C3 /C2
A4-4000, Athlon II X2 250e, Athlon II X2 250 rev.C3 /C2
Athlon 64 X2 6400+
Athlon X2 7850 BE
Athlon II X2 245e, Athlon II X2 245
Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Athlon II X2 240e rev.C3 /C2, Athlon II X2 240
Athlon II X2 235e, Athlon II X2 221, Athlon II X2 220
Athlon 64 X2 5800+, X2 6000+, A4-3420, A4-3400
Athlon II X2 215
Athlon 64 X2 5600+ B., Athlon X2 7750 BE
Athlon 64 X2 5600+, X2 5400+ BE, 5400+
Athlon X2 5200+, X2 5000+, X2 6500
A4-3300, Sempron X2 198, Athlon X2 7550
Athlon 64 X2 4600+, Sempron X2 190, Athlon II X2 210e
Sempron 3850, Sempron X2 180,Athlon X2 7450
Athlon II X2 270U, Sempron X2 2300
Sempron X2 2200, Athlon II X2 250U, Sempron X2 2100
Sempron 2650
Sempron 150, Sempron 145, Sempron 140
Sempron 130, Athlon 64 LE-1660, Athlon 64 LE-1640
Athlon 64 2850e, Athlon 64 2650e
Athlon 64 2600+, Athlon 64 2000+

We'll update this table frequently.