Average Bench: 71.8% (95th of 985)

Based on 747 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 28.1% 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 31.6%. 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 381Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 747 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.5 SC Int 98.8 119
86.5 SC Float 99.8 119
85.6 SC Mixed 99.7 119
79.6% 99.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 QC Int 371 464
276 QC Float 373 464
270 QC Mixed 371 462
84.3% 372 Pts
Min Avg Max
299 MC Int 381 468
302 MC Float 381 470
291 MC Mixed 379 467
57.1% 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 440
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 408
64% 429 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 107
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 430
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 428
64% 428 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 377
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 377
57% 381 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.9
SC Float 97.1
SC Mixed 96.3
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 365
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 366
55% 366 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 366
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 365
55% 366 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 94.3
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 363
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 366
55% 365 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 96.7
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 358
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 351
53% 351 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 90
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 362
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 361
54% 361 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 91.9
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 346
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 331
MC Float 335
MC Mixed 319
49% 328 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 2,465 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
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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Excellent

1 month ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Terrible

1 month ago.

too old


Excellent

3 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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