Average Bench: 43.4% (417th of 1110)

Based on 27,035 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 23%Average: 43.4% 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 56.6% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 82.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 28.3%. 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 200Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 215Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 SC Int 73.7 88.1
31.3 SC Float 82.7 97.5
25.2 SC Mixed 77.8 92.7
62.4% 78.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
76.8 QC Int 183 216
92.8 QC Float 211 250
94.2 QC Mixed 196 234
44.5% 196 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 MC Int 188 218
108 MC Float 215 251
92.9 MC Mixed 200 236
30.1% 201 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 91
73% 91.1 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 230
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 230
34% 231 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 90.1
72% 90.1 Pts
QC Int 210
QC Float 241
QC Mixed 228
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 208
MC Float 239
MC Mixed 226
34% 224 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 92.5
SC Mixed 88
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 215
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 212
32% 215 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 91.8
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 195
QC Mixed 188
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 167
26% 173 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78
SC Float 83.1
SC Mixed 82.8
65% 81.3 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 182
42% 186 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 194
28% 191 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 9.1
SC Float 11
SC Mixed 9.9
8% 10 Pts
QC Int 25
QC Float 31.4
QC Mixed 29.3
6% 28.6 Pts
MC Int 29.1
MC Float 28.6
MC Mixed 32.1
4% 29.9 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 10.9
SC Float 13.5
SC Mixed 10.6
9% 11.7 Pts
QC Int 15.9
QC Float 26.6
QC Mixed 18.9
5% 20.5 Pts
MC Int 21.8
MC Float 28.4
MC Mixed 31.6
4% 27.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,333,533 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 2,648 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $104

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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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Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


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