A A percentage measure of component performance per price for typical real world use.
For each component class the UBM effective speed is based on thousands of user benchmarks. The aim is to quantify real world performance for typical consumer use. The value for money rating scales UBM effective speed by current market price to arrive at a percentage which is chosen to ensure that the best value mainstream component scores 100%. The specifics are component dependent and take into account factors such as capacity where larger drives tend to be cheaper per GB and therefore offer better value. The value rating tends to favor additional performance over reduced price because when considering a $100 component most consumers would rather pay an extra $15 for 10% more performance.
Find out how value for money ratings are calculated for each component type:

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i7-7700K $300AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $58HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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