Average Bench: 70.5% (348th of 1355)

Based on 31,113 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 70.5% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 29.5% 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 83.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 17.2%. 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 337Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 335Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,113 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 Memory 83.9 92.5
74 1-Core 89.9 96.7
142 2-Core 177 191
69.8% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 4-Core 330 366
249 8-Core 335 365
45.4% 333 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 64-Core 337 367
22.6% 337 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 94.8
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 188
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 366
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 189
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 335
46% 334 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 186
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 361
49% 360 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 93.9
2-Core 187
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 356
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 182
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 360
49% 357 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 168
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 354
46% 343 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,848,921 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450 Builds (Compare 50,648 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $270

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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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8 months ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Excellent

12 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

3 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

9 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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