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 $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $204Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $800SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $133SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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