Average Bench: 71.4% (265th of 1264)

Based on 24,564 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 71.4% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 28.5% 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 85.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 17.2%. 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 337Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 335Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,564 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.7 Memory 85.7 93.6
77.4 1-Core 89.8 96
150 2-Core 177 190
70.5% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
241 4-Core 331 364
262 8-Core 335 364
45.5% 333 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 337 365
22.6% 337 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 92.9
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 189
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 358
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 93
2-Core 178
73% 121 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 353
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 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)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 95.1
2-Core 186
75% 124 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 356
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 181
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 340
46% 336 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 57.7
2-Core 141
59% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 239
37% 263 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 65
2-Core 122
61% 94 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 262
32% 238 Pts
64-Core 245
16% 245 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 85.4
2-Core 180
65% 112 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 319
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,785 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 1,914 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $204

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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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1 month ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Good

2 years ago.

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


Average

2 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.


Terrible

2 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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