Average Bench: 64.5% (159th of 985)

Based on 8,607 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 64.5% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 35.4% 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 327Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 332Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is 22.1%. 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 348Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 341Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,607 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 SC Int 88.6 98.3
78 SC Float 91.6 100
75.5 SC Mixed 90.1 99.8
72.1% 90.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 QC Int 327 366
251 QC Float 339 387
242 QC Mixed 332 376
75.4% 333 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 MC Int 336 382
284 MC Float 348 393
273 MC Mixed 341 380
51.2% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 95.9
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 361
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 364
54% 361 Pts
1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 95.2
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 355
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 364
54% 363 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 92.6
SC Float 94.1
SC Mixed 93.6
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 355
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 355
53% 357 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 89.5
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 92
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 358
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 207
46% 307 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 91.7
SC Mixed 90.5
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 344
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 346
52% 347 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.2
SC Float 94.1
SC Mixed 90.5
73% 91.6 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 327
70% 311 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 337
51% 342 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 83.3
SC Float 85.7
SC Mixed 84.4
68% 84.5 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 335
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 331
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 336
50% 337 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 88.7
SC Mixed 88.1
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 351
QC Mixed 324
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 258
42% 281 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 4,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
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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Excellent

8 days ago.

lol


Good

30 days ago.

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


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