Average Bench: 71.8% (111th of 1117)

Based on 939 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 71.8% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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 32.8%. 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 380Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 377Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 939 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.4 SC Int 98.8 119
85.5 SC Float 99.7 119
85.6 SC Mixed 99.7 119
79.5% 99.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
271 QC Int 371 469
268 QC Float 371 469
269 QC Mixed 371 466
84% 371 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 MC Int 379 471
282 MC Float 380 471
263 MC Mixed 377 471
56.7% 379 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 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 477
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 483
72% 481 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 458
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 458
69% 459 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 409
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 402
61% 408 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 362
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 362
55% 364 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,730,417 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 3,226 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $574

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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

3 days ago.

Excelente procesador. Nada que envidiar a equipos actuales.


Excellent

6 months ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Excellent

8 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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