Evaluating Performance

Resources NOT to use to evaluate performance

http://motherboardbenchmark.net/ (this one just uses an arbitrary statistic)
http://youtube.com/ (there is too much nonsense on here to filter through, consider most sources terrible until proven otherwise)

These websites primarily use Synthetic Benchmarks 1 for comparisons (at this point its better to consider sites terrible until proven otherwise) and as a result do not reflect real world performance 2 as well as use statistics like clock rate 3 that have no legitimate usage within this scenario. Other sources should be taken with a grain of salt and evaluated against 4. These sites also tend to suffer from unregulation of results, verification of results and self-selection bias.

1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_%28computing%29#Types_of_benchmarks

2

https://web.archive.org/web/20150510220146/http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G3258-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4460 (Thanks ik0uuu)

3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megahertz_myth

4

http://gernot-heiser.org/benchmarking-crimes.html (Thanks ZeDestructor)

5

https://disconsented.com/posts/ryan-shrout-professional-disclosure/

6

https://web.archive.org/web/20180615110140/http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2400G-vs-AMD-Ryzen-3-2200G/m433194vsm441832