Average Bench: 64% (193rd of 1132)

Based on 12,118 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% 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 36.0% 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 329Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450 is 20.9%. 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 344Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,118 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 SC Int 88.6 94.9
74.3 SC Float 90.8 97.4
78.1 SC Mixed 89.4 95.9
71.7% 89.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 QC Int 326 367
236 QC Float 335 376
233 QC Mixed 329 369
74.9% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 MC Int 335 372
274 MC Float 344 381
267 MC Mixed 338 372
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, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 95.2
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 360
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 360
54% 362 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 90.9
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 360
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 358
54% 360 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 90.9
SC Mixed 93.3
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 348
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 346
53% 354 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88
SC Float 89.6
SC Mixed 88.3
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 325
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 341
51% 340 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91
SC Float 93.5
SC Mixed 93.4
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 314
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 341
MC Mixed 355
52% 344 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.4
SC Float 86.4
SC Mixed 83.6
67% 84.1 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 270
60% 263 Pts
MC Int 257
MC Float 273
MC Mixed 270
40% 267 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.2
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 89.8
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 189
45% 198 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 289
44% 294 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

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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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Good

6 months ago.

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


Average

3 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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