Average Bench: 59.1% (247th of 1197)

Based on 18,766 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 48%Average: 59.1% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 40.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 177Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 16.6%. 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 339Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 335Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,766 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.1 1-Core 90.1 97.2
151 2-Core 177 192
63% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 4-Core 329 367
254 8-Core 335 372
45.2% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 64-Core 339 371
22.7% 339 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 98.3
2-Core 195
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 372
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 92.2
2-Core 184
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 356
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94
2-Core 181
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 346
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 182
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 352
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 173
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 355
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
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)
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 180
63% 134 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 357
49% 357 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 175
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 352
48% 351 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 176
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 333
45% 331 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,817,908 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 1,169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Dell Vostro 470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $284

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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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5 months ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Good

19 months ago.

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


Average

16 months 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.


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