A A percentage measure of component performance per price for typical real world use.
For each component class the UBM effective speed, which is based on hundreds and thousands of user benchmarks, measures 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 dependant 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 favour additional performance over reduced price because when considering a $100 component most consumers would rather pay an extra $15 for 10% more performance.
Full details for each component type are linked below:

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $227Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $129
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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