Average Bench: 46.2% (843rd of 1385)

Based on 73,655 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 46.2% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 53.8% 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 64.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 69Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5500U performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 169Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 169Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 73,655 samples)
Min Avg Max
23 Memory 64.8 82.5
25.9 1-Core 69 88.3
46.2 2-Core 117 151
50.5% 83.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.2 4-Core 160 214
80.7 8-Core 169 218
21.9% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
71 64-Core 169 218
10.4% 169 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 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 120
58% 92.4 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 143
20% 149 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 117
54% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 170
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 195
12% 195 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 120
56% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 167
17% 139 Pts
64-Core 163
10% 163 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 66.3
2-Core 112
53% 84.3 Pts
4-Core 146
8-Core 163
20% 154 Pts
64-Core 162
10% 162 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 59
1-Core 73.6
2-Core 119
50% 83.9 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 146
18% 139 Pts
64-Core 148
9% 148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 32
1-Core 77.4
2-Core 141
44% 83.4 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 203
27% 202 Pts
64-Core 205
13% 205 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,740,559 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 1,496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $18

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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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Average

7 months ago.

Comment 

has 2-cores and 4-threads but its an i7. —Jul '22


Good

5 months ago.

it's a core i3 from 2013 with lower TDP


Poor

30 days ago.

it works really well for Roblox and Fortnite


Good

5 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

20 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

10 months ago.

Wow...this really helps me alot!


Poor

18 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

It used to be okay when speed was not an issue.


Average

13 months ago.

It can't handle many processes at once.


Average

4 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

18 months ago.

it's just sad....


Excellent

3 years ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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