Average Bench: 54.7% (665th of 1355)

Based on 83,087 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 54.7% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 45.3% 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. Memory Latency 75.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.2Pts

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 202Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 203Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.6 Memory 75.3 88.2
29.4 1-Core 76.2 92.5
47.2 2-Core 132 166
58.5% 94.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
74.9 4-Core 199 242
95.4 8-Core 203 242
27.5% 201 Pts
Min Avg Max
94.1 64-Core 202 244
13.6% 202 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 90.6
1-Core 85.5
2-Core 139
67% 105 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 233
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 140
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 228
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 143
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 233
8-Core 212
31% 222 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Socket BGA1168, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 135
56% 89 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 171
20% 155 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 124
58% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 191
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 116
60% 92.1 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 225
21% 170 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 153
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 36
8-Core 239
15% 138 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 43.8
1-Core 55.9
2-Core 98.5
39% 66.1 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 214
26% 196 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,548,327 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 4,831 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: 22% - Poor Total price: $29

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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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

it's a core i3 from 2013 with lower TDP


Poor

7 months ago.

with a gpu on my laptop board, not a strong one to mention/ geforce gtx 950m, its not so so good and not so bad. good on multi tasking, smooth win 10, gaming is medium with its hdd (with ability to add an extra ssd)/can run genshin on it with highest settings. with this budget its the best u can get. after long time usage and installing many many apps, the battry life decreases, though it usually gets better when i reset my windows 10. model: asus v502l if u r a student or a daily user, a good price second hand would be recommended.


Good

12 months ago.

While its old, it good for Minecraft server and other things:)


Good

2 years ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

Wow...this really helps me alot!


Poor

10 months ago.

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


Average

5 months ago.

It can't handle many processes at once.


Average

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

it's just sad....


Excellent

2 years ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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