Average Bench: 72% (92nd of 980)

Based on 662 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 72% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 27.9% 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 372Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 372Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 32.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2550K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 383Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 381Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 662 samples)
Min Avg Max
84 SC Int 99.3 119
86.9 SC Float 100 120
85.8 SC Mixed 100 119
79.8% 99.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 QC Int 372 464
272 QC Float 375 466
266 QC Mixed 372 463
84.5% 373 Pts
Min Avg Max
299 MC Int 382 470
303 MC Float 383 474
294 MC Mixed 381 470
57.3% 382 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 471
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 470
70% 470 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 93.2
74% 93.2 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 356
53% 356 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.1
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 92.2
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 332
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 328
MC Mixed 325
49% 327 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 57
SC Float 58.1
SC Mixed 57.2
46% 57.4 Pts
QC Int 170
QC Float 170
QC Mixed 231
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 231
MC Mixed 233
35% 231 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,967,030 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 1,880 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2550K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor Numberi5-2550K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$235.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

Graphics

Wireless DisplayNo
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceNo

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Excellent

26 days ago.

I have been running an i5-2550k since 2012. With modest overclocking it is only 20% slower in single core processing than the 8th Gen i5's, giving me no reason, even 5 years later, to upgrade.


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