Average Bench: 43.3% (360th of 985)

Based on 20,599 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 21%Average: 43.3% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 56.7% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 82.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.9Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 30.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5500U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 201Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 216Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,599 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.4 SC Int 73.4 88.1
23.9 SC Float 82.2 97.5
20.8 SC Mixed 77.9 92.7
62.2% 77.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.9 QC Int 182 217
71.2 QC Float 209 250
69.8 QC Mixed 195 234
44.2% 195 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.6 MC Int 188 218
102 MC Float 216 251
83.2 MC Mixed 201 236
30.1% 202 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.7
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 230
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 253
MC Mixed 240
35% 237 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 89
71% 88.8 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 228
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 247
MC Mixed 229
34% 229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.7
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 92.2
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 209
QC Float 210
QC Mixed 190
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 178
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 192
29% 192 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.6
SC Float 88.3
SC Mixed 86.2
68% 85 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 185
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 204
31% 207 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.5
SC Float 67.1
SC Mixed 63.7
53% 66.1 Pts
QC Int 206
QC Float 224
QC Mixed 215
49% 215 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 220
33% 220 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 70.8
SC Float 78
SC Mixed 74.2
60% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 195
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 195
29% 194 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.2
SC Float 62.7
SC Mixed 59
47% 58.6 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 153
QC Mixed 160
35% 154 Pts
MC Int 143
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 119
21% 142 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,432,611 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 2,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $88

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor Numberi7-5500U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$393.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 5500
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory16 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

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 TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.3mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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23 days ago.

It's a great processor for gaming as long as your computer has a good dedicated GPU. Very energy efficient.


Excellent

7 months ago.

tbh its actually amazing. However my AMD GPU does create a bottleneck with my 5500U


Poor

2 months ago.

dual core i7, it is slow and cannot get over 15watt tdp causing my chip to power throttle


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