Average Bench: 54.8% (592nd of 1264)

Based on 60,342 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 54.8% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 45.2% 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 77.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 32.1%. 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 193Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 192Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,342 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.9 Memory 77.4 89.3
19.8 1-Core 76.5 93.1
39.2 2-Core 131 167
59.2% 94.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.5 4-Core 188 232
72.1 8-Core 192 233
25.9% 190 Pts
Min Avg Max
67.9 64-Core 193 233
13% 193 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.5
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 119
62% 96.2 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 205
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 88
2-Core 154
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 224
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 160
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 229
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 160
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 145
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 214
30% 215 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 156
64% 107 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 199
29% 208 Pts
64-Core 225
15% 225 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 115
61% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 181
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 131
61% 97.9 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 187
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 71
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 154
61% 103 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 182
22% 169 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,181,856 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 1,754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - 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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Good

7 days ago.

it's a core i3 from 2013 with lower TDP


Good

5 months ago.

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


Average

22 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

14 months ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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