Average Bench: 64% (224th of 1173)

Based on 17,306 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 64% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 35.9% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 326Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 330Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3450 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 343Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,306 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 SC Int 88.9 94.9
74.6 SC Float 91 98.2
75.1 SC Mixed 89.6 96.4
71.9% 89.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
222 QC Int 326 366
231 QC Float 334 373
229 QC Mixed 330 368
74.8% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 MC Int 335 371
282 MC Float 343 383
264 MC Mixed 338 375
50.8% 339 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 92.7
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 94.6
76% 94.5 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 358
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 358
54% 357 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)
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 95.1
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 351
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 349
52% 351 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 90
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 91.7
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 350
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 353
53% 355 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 77.3
SC Mixed 88.3
69% 86.2 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 345
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 365
MC Mixed 362
54% 361 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.2
SC Float 88.1
SC Mixed 71.7
65% 81.3 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 347
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 342
52% 350 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.4
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 89.9
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 308
72% 317 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 349
MC Mixed 347
52% 344 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 69.1
SC Float 43
SC Mixed 68
48% 60 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 309
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 320
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 328
50% 331 Pts
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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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

15 months ago.

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


Average

12 months 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.


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