Average Bench: 70.4% (320th of 1316)

Based on 25,478 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 70.4% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 29.5% 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 84.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 19.9%. 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 332Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 331Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Memory 84.3 93
74.9 1-Core 89.9 96.1
147 2-Core 176 190
70% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
229 4-Core 328 363
241 8-Core 331 363
45% 329 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 64-Core 332 365
22.3% 332 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 92.7
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 186
75% 125 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 358
49% 359 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 188
75% 125 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 361
49% 358 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 185
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 368
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 94.1
2-Core 184
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 354
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 178
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 266
30% 233 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 74.9
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 170
65% 110 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 254
34% 250 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.2
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 156
59% 101 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 164
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 121
8% 121 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,129,182 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Vostro 470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $300

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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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6 months ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Excellent

1 month 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

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

11 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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