Average Bench: 64.5% (184th of 1122)

Based on 10,515 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 64.5% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 35.5% 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 328Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 332Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 18.3%. 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 345Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 341Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 SC Int 88.9 96.9
73.7 SC Float 90.8 99.9
77.7 SC Mixed 89.7 98.1
71.9% 89.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 QC Int 328 375
244 QC Float 336 383
249 QC Mixed 332 372
75.3% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 MC Int 338 373
289 MC Float 345 383
280 MC Mixed 341 380
51.2% 341 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 360
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 396
59% 391 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 90.6
72% 90.1 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 350
53% 352 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 90.5
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 89.2
73% 90.9 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 331
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 340
MC Mixed 340
51% 338 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 92.2
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 94.8
75% 93.6 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 295
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 353
MC Mixed 354
53% 355 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.9
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 80.8
68% 84.9 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 186
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 299
MC Mixed 271
43% 288 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,317,612 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

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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

 Comments

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Good

4 months ago.

7 years without any lag ! :) my best cpu ever till this day


Average

24 days ago.

Its a quite old processor but with a GTX 970 or GTX 1060 it will still manage to kick some 1440 gaming around 60-90fps with PUBG etc.


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