Average Bench: 71.9% (112th of 1100)

Based on 822 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 71.9% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 28.0% 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 372Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 32.7%. 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 381Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 822 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.9 SC Int 98.8 119
85.3 SC Float 99.7 119
83.4 SC Mixed 99.7 119
79.5% 99.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 QC Int 371 467
276 QC Float 372 467
274 QC Mixed 372 464
84.3% 372 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 MC Int 381 470
295 MC Float 381 470
286 MC Mixed 379 469
57% 380 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 4.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 129
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 491
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 491
74% 492 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.9
SC Float 98.2
SC Mixed 97.8
78% 97 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 374
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 372
56% 371 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 98.8
79% 98.7 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 367
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 368
55% 369 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 94.1
SC Mixed 93.2
75% 93.7 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 354
71% 315 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 335
MC Mixed 356
52% 346 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 95.6
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 344
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 350
52% 349 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.3
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 92.4
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 336
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 350
52% 347 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 88.9
SC Float 90.4
SC Mixed 90.5
72% 89.9 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 335
QC Mixed 336
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 331
50% 334 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 91.8
SC Mixed 86.6
73% 90.8 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 156
QC Mixed 146
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 119
MC Float 126
MC Mixed 117
18% 121 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 2,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $579

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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 months ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Excellent

5 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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