Average Bench: 46.2% (914th of 1456)

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 BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 80.4
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 157
65% 109 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 229
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 231
14% 231 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 129
58% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 188
25% 188 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 149
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 213
28% 213 Pts
64-Core 214
13% 214 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 80.9
2-Core 142
60% 100 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 195
26% 195 Pts
64-Core 165
10% 165 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 152
61% 104 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 219
28% 215 Pts
64-Core 219
14% 219 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 89
2-Core 151
63% 105 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 191
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 156
10% 156 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.6
1-Core 59.7
2-Core 161
54% 95.4 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 227
30% 227 Pts
64-Core 224
14% 224 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.3
1-Core 39.2
2-Core 66.6
35% 54 Pts
4-Core 89.5
8-Core 103
13% 96.3 Pts
64-Core 104
6% 104 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.8
1-Core 38.6
2-Core 77.5
34% 55.6 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 115
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 119
7% 119 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,097,617 CPUs tested

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 2,099 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: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

6 months ago.

its a i7 with 2 core's that's all i need to say


Disliked

11 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

18 days ago.

it works really well for Roblox and Fortnite


Good

22 months ago.

it's a core i3 from 2013 with lower TDP


Good

15 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Wow...this really helps me alot!


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

8 months 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.

It can't handle many processes at once.


Average

5 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

2 years ago.

it's just sad....


Excellent

4 years ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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