Average Bench: 65% (150th of 980)

Based on 7,517 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 65% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 34.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 329Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 342Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is 21%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3450 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 351Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 344Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 SC Int 89.5 99.1
84.4 SC Float 92.6 103
81.3 SC Mixed 90.9 101
72.8% 91 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 QC Int 329 379
261 QC Float 342 390
252 QC Mixed 335 382
76% 335 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 MC Int 338 380
296 MC Float 351 396
286 MC Mixed 344 391
51.6% 344 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 95.5
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 359
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 367
MC Mixed 363
54% 362 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 92.4
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 358
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 355
53% 356 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 93.6
73% 91.2 Pts
QC Int 270
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 329
67% 298 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 273
41% 270 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 89.2
71% 89 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 329
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 329
50% 331 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88
SC Float 86.8
SC Mixed 91.9
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 324
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 310
48% 324 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 85.1
SC Mixed 83.2
67% 83.6 Pts
QC Int 310
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 317
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 321
MC Mixed 316
48% 317 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.4
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 85.9
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 294
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 352
53% 351 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 88.3
SC Mixed 86.7
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 281
QC Mixed 247
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 318
MC Mixed 306
46% 309 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 3,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $413

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi5-3450
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$195.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP77 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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