Average Bench: 41.3% (494th of 1206)

Based on 50,242 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1FABFBFF000306D4, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306D4 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 20%Average: 41.3% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-5500U averaged 58.6% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 77.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 132Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5500U is 29.8%. 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 196Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,242 samples)
Min Avg Max
24 1-Core 77.4 93
45.3 2-Core 132 166
50.6% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.5 4-Core 190 232
98.8 8-Core 196 232
26.2% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
94.3 64-Core 196 232
13.1% 196 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 92
2-Core 160
61% 126 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 230
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 156
60% 124 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 216
30% 221 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 149
59% 121 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 227
31% 226 Pts
64-Core 179
12% 179 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 151
58% 120 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 224
31% 225 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.4
2-Core 144
57% 117 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 187
29% 206 Pts
64-Core 223
15% 223 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 156
60% 124 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 190
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 185
12% 185 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36.8
2-Core 143
38% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 146
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-5500U Builds (Compare 5,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5558

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $27

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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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Good

18 days ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Average

13 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

4 months ago.

Still a great CPU for productivity tasks


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