Average Bench: 54.4% (605th of 1276)

Based on 60,404 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 54.4% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 45.6% 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 76Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 30.4%. 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 195Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 195Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 Memory 76 88.5
21.5 1-Core 76.5 93.1
38.3 2-Core 130 167
58.7% 94.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.9 4-Core 191 232
58.5 8-Core 195 233
26.3% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
64.3 64-Core 195 233
13.1% 195 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 134
66% 104 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 226
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 154
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 232
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 151
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 229
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 236
16% 236 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.5
1-Core 68.7
2-Core 126
60% 93.9 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 193
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 64
2-Core 106
55% 83.9 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 158
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 70
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 118
55% 87.6 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 194
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 220
15% 220 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 81.7
2-Core 129
58% 93.3 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 143
21% 151 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 16.9
1-Core 54.2
2-Core 12.9
20% 28 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 56.3
22% 135 Pts
64-Core 67.4
4% 67.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,677,216 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 2,619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

it's a core i3 from 2013 with lower TDP


Good

9 months ago.

Weak performance, does not saves as much battery life as it should be.


Poor

17 days ago.

It gets quite hot and it causes CPU throttling. Much more expensive at the time compared to AMD's comparable models.


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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