Average Bench: 71.5% (251st of 1241)

Based on 21,896 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 71.5% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 28.5% 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 86.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is just 17%. 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 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,896 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.7 Memory 86.5 93.6
72.6 1-Core 89.1 96.2
143 2-Core 176 190
70.5% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 4-Core 327 365
260 8-Core 333 363
45% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 64-Core 336 368
22.5% 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 92.2
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 180
73% 121 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 362
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 306
20% 306 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 93.8
2-Core 168
72% 118 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 360
49% 359 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 87.2
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 187
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 362
49% 360 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 84.7
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 183
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 354
48% 351 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 81.2
1-Core 81.4
2-Core 150
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 296
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 281
19% 281 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 74.3
2-Core 117
61% 94 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 127
18% 131 Pts
64-Core 133
9% 133 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

System: Dell Vostro 470

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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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5 days ago.

this thing still kicks some ace


Good

2 years ago.

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


Average

22 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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