Average Bench: 69% (344th of 1316)

Based on 1,411 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306A8, 4920555043070506 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 69% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3450S averaged 31.0% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 84.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3450S is just 15.4%. 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 318Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 314Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,411 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.7 Memory 84.6 93
72.3 1-Core 86.2 94.8
140 2-Core 167 182
68.1% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 4-Core 309 340
245 8-Core 314 341
42.5% 312 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 64-Core 318 343
21.3% 318 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 141
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 321
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 81
2-Core 162
65% 108 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 316
44% 319 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 148
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 299
41% 302 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 80.9
2-Core 150
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 308
43% 314 Pts
64-Core 311
21% 311 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 161
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 317
42% 312 Pts
64-Core 311
21% 311 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 179
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 337
46% 336 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,420,145 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-3450S Builds (Compare 497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Vostro 270s

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $167

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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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