Average Bench: 64.2% (214th of 1158)

Based on 16,188 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 64.2% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 35.8% 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 21.8%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,188 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.4 SC Int 89 96.2
73.8 SC Float 90.8 99.6
78.1 SC Mixed 89.9 97.8
71.9% 89.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 QC Int 326 366
232 QC Float 335 377
234 QC Mixed 330 370
74.9% 331 Pts
Min Avg Max
258 MC Int 334 372
273 MC Float 342 378
265 MC Mixed 338 376
50.7% 338 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 93
SC Float 94
SC Mixed 94
75% 93.7 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 359
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 365
MC Mixed 364
54% 361 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 92.2
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 95.7
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 356
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 364
54% 362 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 356
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 362
54% 360 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.4
SC Float 90.4
SC Mixed 93.8
72% 90.5 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 355
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 352
53% 352 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 86.9
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 93.9
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 351
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 350
53% 352 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 91.5
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 90.5
73% 91.6 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 348
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 357
54% 357 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.3
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 91.8
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 344
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 340
51% 342 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.4
SC Float 91
SC Mixed 90.8
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 285
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 330
MC Mixed 325
49% 324 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 92.8
SC Mixed 90
73% 90.9 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 280
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 310
MC Mixed 294
45% 298 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

13 months ago.

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


Average

10 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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