Average Bench: 55.1% (570th of 1239)

Based on 56,323 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 55.1% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 44.8% 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 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 28.2%. 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 190Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 192Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,323 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Memory 78.2 89.5
21.6 1-Core 75.5 92.9
46.2 2-Core 130 166
59.1% 94.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.6 4-Core 188 232
68.2 8-Core 192 232
25.9% 190 Pts
Min Avg Max
71.9 64-Core 190 232
12.7% 190 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 82.5
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 156
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 233
32% 233 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 155
68% 110 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 233
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 83.2
2-Core 144
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 185
22% 170 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 53.2
2-Core 89.7
49% 73.6 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 116
18% 126 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 35.2
2-Core 77
39% 59.4 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 161
20% 152 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.9
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 57.3
40% 55.6 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 104
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 104
7% 104 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.1
1-Core 69.6
2-Core 114
50% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 178
21% 160 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,602,306 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 6,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - 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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Poor

5 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Average

18 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

10 months ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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