Average Bench: 69.4% (371st of 1363)

Based on 34,227 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: 69.4% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 30.6% 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 83.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 86.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 19.4%. 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 Speed 324Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 324Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 Memory 83.8 92.6
66 1-Core 86.8 93.3
136 2-Core 171 186
67% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 4-Core 318 354
238 8-Core 324 354
42.8% 321 Pts
Min Avg Max
241 64-Core 324 354
20% 324 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.9
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 178
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 317
42% 316 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 90
2-Core 178
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 310
41% 308 Pts
64-Core 303
19% 303 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 180
68% 117 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 323
43% 321 Pts
64-Core 322
20% 322 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 175
67% 115 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 297
37% 282 Pts
64-Core 281
17% 281 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.6
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 178
66% 114 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 261
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 239
15% 239 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.6
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 170
62% 108 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 262
34% 255 Pts
64-Core 231
14% 231 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 166
60% 105 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 261
35% 260 Pts
64-Core 289
18% 289 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,582,656 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 13,841 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

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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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12 months ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Excellent

16 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

13 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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