Average Bench: 65.4% (176th of 1105)

Based on 10,208 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: 65.4% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 34.6% 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 331Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 344Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is 22.6%. 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 352Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 344Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 SC Int 89.7 101
82.1 SC Float 92.7 104
79.8 SC Mixed 91.1 102
72.9% 91.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 QC Int 331 383
248 QC Float 344 399
247 QC Mixed 337 391
76.5% 337 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 MC Int 339 392
292 MC Float 352 405
275 MC Mixed 344 398
51.7% 345 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 103
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 106
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 408
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 410
62% 410 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 358
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 350
52% 350 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 94
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 356
53% 356 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 88.2
SC Mixed 90.7
72% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 357
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 353
53% 356 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 89.5
SC Float 92.6
SC Mixed 91.7
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 352
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 352
53% 354 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80
SC Float 84.3
SC Mixed 83.7
66% 82.7 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 304
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 337
49% 330 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 70.9
SC Mixed 72.2
58% 72.3 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 199
41% 183 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 281
42% 281 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months 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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