Average Bench: 31.7% (536th of 1182)

Based on 46,303 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 31.7% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 68.3% 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 75.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 25.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5500U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 194Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,303 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.8 1-Core 75.6 92.9
40.5 2-Core 130 166
49.5% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
65.9 4-Core 188 231
82 8-Core 194 232
26% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.2 64-Core 194 232
13% 194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.8
2-Core 144
57% 116 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 228
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 158
59% 124 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 227
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 148
58% 120 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 219
30% 218 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 134
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 221
30% 223 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 139
57% 115 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 218
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.1
2-Core 140
50% 105 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 228
30% 222 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 153
58% 120 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 206
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.4
2-Core 131
56% 112 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 210
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.4
2-Core 156
59% 123 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 222
23% 179 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,345,661 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 4,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $70

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell
Launch DateQ1'15
Processor Numberi7-5500U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$393.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 5500
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory16 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

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 TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size40mm x 24mm x 1.3mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1168

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Excellent

4 months ago.

tbh its actually amazing. However my AMD GPU does create a bottleneck with my 5500U


Good

7 months ago.

dual core i7, it is slow and cannot get over 15watt tdp causing my chip to power throttle


Poor

11 months ago.

In my there isn't any threads, just 2 core


Average

10 months ago.

Would've expected more of an i7, even though it's a mobile CPU. 4 cores could at least have been included.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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