Average Bench: 70.9% (302nd of 1305)

Based on 26,354 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 59%Average: 70.9% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 29.0% 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 84.8Pts
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 18.9%. 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 336Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,354 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 Memory 84.8 93.6
75.3 1-Core 89.8 96.9
150 2-Core 177 192
70.2% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 4-Core 330 373
249 8-Core 334 371
45.3% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
254 64-Core 336 372
22.6% 336 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 86.9
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 185
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 358
49% 357 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 87.1
1-Core 89.9
2-Core 177
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 334
46% 338 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 188
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 353
49% 355 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 78.7
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 185
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 344
48% 348 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 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 92.3
1-Core 90.3
2-Core 158
71% 114 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 287
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 176
65% 111 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 321
44% 322 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 75.8
2-Core 106
56% 86.2 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 172
29% 201 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Vostro 470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $345

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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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4 months ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


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

9 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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