Average Bench: 71.8% (87th of 970)

Based on 614 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 71.8% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 28.2% 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 371Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 371Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 31.8%. 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 381Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 614 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 SC Int 99.2 120
86.2 SC Float 99.5 120
86.2 SC Mixed 99.7 120
79.6% 99.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 QC Int 371 464
277 QC Float 373 467
272 QC Mixed 371 463
84.2% 372 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 MC Int 381 468
306 MC Float 381 472
302 MC Mixed 379 468
57% 380 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 461
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 469
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 464
70% 466 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 399
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 403
60% 403 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 366
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 385
59% 393 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 95
77% 96.2 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 364
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 369
56% 370 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 93.5
75% 94.1 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 361
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 360
54% 362 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 364
55% 365 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 92
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 93.3
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 343
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 367
54% 362 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,074,676 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 2,183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 - $150

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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

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