Average Bench: 71.3% (121st of 1128)

Based on 1,017 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 71.3% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 28.7% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 368Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 368Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 33.7%. 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 378Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 375Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.7 SC Int 98.3 119
83.1 SC Float 99.3 119
80.1 SC Mixed 98.9 119
79.1% 98.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 QC Int 368 467
268 QC Float 368 467
264 QC Mixed 368 465
83.5% 368 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 MC Int 377 471
279 MC Float 378 471
263 MC Mixed 375 470
56.5% 377 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 474
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 507
MC Mixed 488
75% 500 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 6.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 448
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 458
68% 452 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 455
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 448
68% 452 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 110
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 422
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 420
62% 413 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 85.6
73% 91.6 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 363
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 362
54% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.5
SC Float 91.2
SC Mixed 93.6
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 302
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 343
51% 339 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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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Poor

17 days ago.

5500u


Excellent

2 months ago.

Excelente procesador. Nada que envidiar a equipos actuales.


Excellent

8 months ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Excellent

10 months 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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