Average Bench: 53.6% (652nd of 1316)

Based on 71,993 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 53.6% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 46.4% 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 74.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 76.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 29.3%. 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 193Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.7 Memory 74.7 88
26.5 1-Core 76.6 92.9
48.8 2-Core 131 164
58.3% 94.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.8 4-Core 190 232
98.8 8-Core 193 233
26.1% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
72.3 64-Core 193 233
12.9% 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 86.2
1-Core 88.6
2-Core 151
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 227
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 157
68% 111 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 233
32% 232 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 92.1
54% 80.2 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 210
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 74
2-Core 127
61% 95.8 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 185
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.8
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 142
58% 97 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.4
1-Core 86.3
2-Core 134
57% 94.7 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 164
20% 148 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,114,946 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 3,677 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $34

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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

13 months ago.

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


Average

2 months ago.

it's a core i3 from 2013 with lower TDP


Good

4 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

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


Good

17 days 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.

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


Terrible

20 days ago.

it's just sad....


Excellent

2 years ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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