Average Bench: 42.4% (480th of 1173)

Based on 39,794 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 42.4% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 57.6% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 81.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 29.6%. 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
Multi Core Integer Speed 180Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,794 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.8 SC Int 73.8 88.4
31.8 SC Float 81.3 97.5
23.9 SC Mixed 77.3 92.9
61.9% 77.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
71.5 QC Int 176 214
100 QC Float 206 249
85.7 QC Mixed 190 232
43.1% 190 Pts
Min Avg Max
81.1 MC Int 180 214
89.9 MC Float 210 249
86.9 MC Mixed 194 232
29.1% 195 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 92.1
74% 92.2 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 231
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 244
MC Mixed 231
34% 229 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 91.8
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 230
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 208
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 231
34% 229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 97.2
SC Mixed 91.1
71% 89 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 247
QC Mixed 224
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 209
MC Float 245
MC Mixed 232
34% 228 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.8
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 88.6
68% 84.9 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 240
QC Mixed 223
50% 223 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 242
MC Mixed 221
33% 223 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82
SC Float 87.5
SC Mixed 82.5
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 185
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 217
48% 210 Pts
MC Int 208
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 222
34% 226 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.4
SC Float 78.8
SC Mixed 88.1
61% 76.4 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 203
QC Mixed 191
43% 192 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 210
MC Mixed 197
29% 192 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 61.6
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 64.9
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 118
QC Mixed 92
24% 108 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 149
24% 162 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,552,346 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 4,487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $104

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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

2 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Average

8 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 days ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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