Average Bench: 56.7% (278th of 1206)

Based on 805 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8, 4920555043070506 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 56.7% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450S averaged 43.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 87Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 169Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450S is just 17.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3450S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 322Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 320Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 805 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.5 1-Core 87 96.1
144 2-Core 169 190
60.6% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
237 4-Core 315 367
257 8-Core 320 363
43.3% 317 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 64-Core 322 365
21.6% 322 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 174
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 344
46% 336 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 85
2-Core 170
60% 127 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 332
46% 338 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450S CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 174
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 334
46% 333 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 172
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 330
43% 320 Pts
64-Core 311
21% 311 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 172
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 312
42% 311 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 157
56% 119 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 261
40% 286 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450S CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 157
57% 121 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 278
32% 246 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,503,339 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3450S Builds (Compare 542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: Dell Vostro 270s

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $160

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3450S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi5-3450S
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$184.00 - $195.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.5 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011C

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

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