Average Bench: 69.9% (294th of 1276)

Based on 25,066 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 69.9% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450 averaged 30.1% 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 88.9Pts

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

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 331Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 329Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,066 samples)
Min Avg Max
71 Memory 83.9 92.7
71.9 1-Core 88.9 96.1
129 2-Core 174 191
69.3% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
216 4-Core 323 364
230 8-Core 329 367
44.5% 326 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 64-Core 331 367
22.2% 331 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 90.7
1-Core 80
2-Core 170
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 323
46% 336 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 187
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 357
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 94.1
2-Core 184
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 354
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 186
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 353
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 82.9
2-Core 179
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 316
45% 324 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.9
1-Core 79.1
2-Core 165
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 306
41% 303 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 87.7
2-Core 177
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 276
42% 299 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 75.8
2-Core 146
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 277
30% 235 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

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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

2 years ago.

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


Average

2 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.


Terrible

6 months ago.

It is more expensive than better ryzen


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