Average Bench: 70.6% (314th of 1316)

Based on 32,380 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 59%Average: 70.6% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 29.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 84.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 18.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3450 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,380 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.5 Memory 84.2 92.9
73.1 1-Core 89.6 96.1
136 2-Core 176 190
69.8% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 4-Core 330 367
242 8-Core 333 367
45.3% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 64-Core 334 366
22.4% 334 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 185
75% 124 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 356
49% 358 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 196
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 357
47% 349 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 184
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 378
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 90
2-Core 178
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 346
46% 340 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 182
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 339
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 178
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 274
39% 281 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,610,596 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 41,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $229

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi5-3450
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$195.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP77 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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8 days ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Excellent

4 months ago.

paired with 980ti, 8gb ram, turbo's to 3.5ghz, runs latest games max/ultra, 1080@70-120fps, holds up just fine! only 5% slower than 2500k at base speeds


Good

3 years ago.

7 years without any lag ! :) my best cpu ever till this day


Average

3 years ago.

Its a quite old processor but with a GTX 970 or GTX 1060 it will still manage to kick some 1440 gaming around 60-90fps with PUBG etc.


Good

1 month ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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