Average Bench: 66.3% (416th of 1385)

Based on 34,199 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 66.3% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 33.6% 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 82.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 85Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is 21.1%. 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 Speed 302Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 301Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.4 Memory 82.4 92.4
62.5 1-Core 85 93.4
122 2-Core 167 185
65.7% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 4-Core 290 352
213 8-Core 301 352
39.3% 296 Pts
Min Avg Max
208 64-Core 302 351
18.7% 302 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 175
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 323
43% 320 Pts
64-Core 324
20% 324 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 176
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 322
42% 319 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 176
66% 115 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 318
42% 318 Pts
64-Core 296
18% 296 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 167
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 263
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 299
18% 299 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 79.4
2-Core 168
63% 109 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 290
36% 275 Pts
64-Core 290
18% 290 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 39.7
1-Core 38.3
2-Core 78.8
31% 52.3 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 189
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 144
9% 144 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,841,492 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 16,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $263

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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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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Good

3 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

4 years ago.

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


Average

4 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

18 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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