A Percentage measures of a PC's suitability for gaming, desktop and workstation use.
UFO »100%
Nuclear submarine 90%
Aircraft carrier 80%
Battleship 70%
Battle cruiser 65%
Destroyer 60%
Gunboat 55%
Yacht 45%
Speed boat 40%
Jet ski 35%
Sail boat 30%
Raft 25%
Surfboard 15%
Tree trunk 0%
PCs are assigned a performance classification from the above hierarchy for gaming, desktop and workstation use. When a build has more than one component of the same type, the faster component is used. The results from millions of PCs are available on the custom build page.
Gaming

Gaming
Average fps, and more importantly, 0.1% and 1% lows.

2060S + 9600K ≈ 100%. Gaming is primarily influenced by the GPU:

64% GPU Bench, 24% CPU Bench, 7% RAM Bench, 5% SSD Bench

CPU Bench: Quad > Octa
Desktop

Desktop
Web browsing, office apps, music/video playback.

Desktop tasks are mainly dependent on single/quad core CPU performance:

73% DCPU Bench, 14% GPU Bench, 10% SSD Bench, 3% RAM Bench

DCPU Bench: Single > Quad
Workstation

Workstation
Audio/video encoding, number crunching, virtual machines, databases:

Workstation tasks require strong multi core CPU and GPU performance:

54% WCPU Bench, 34% GPU Bench, 7% RAM Bench, 5% SSD Bench

WCPU Bench: 64-core > Octa > Quad > Single

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
Intel Core i7-11700K $346Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $28Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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