Evaluating Performance

Resources to evaluate performance of PC parts

Resources NOT to use to evaluate performance

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].

[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)