Average Bench: 53.2% (233rd of 1182)

Based on 18,131 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 53.2% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 46.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 178Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 18%. 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 339Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 336Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.4 1-Core 90.2 98.2
150 2-Core 178 194
63.2% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 4-Core 331 369
263 8-Core 336 374
45.5% 334 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 339 377
22.7% 339 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 210
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 404
55% 401 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 177
64% 135 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 373
50% 371 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 186
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 365
50% 364 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 188
66% 141 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 353
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93
2-Core 184
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 347
48% 348 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 180
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 347
47% 344 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77
2-Core 163
56% 120 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 249
30% 229 Pts
64-Core 269
18% 269 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 5,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $284

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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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3 months ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Good

17 months ago.

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


Average

14 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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