Average Bench: 46.3% (840th of 1385)

Based on 42,063 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, 1FABFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 46.3% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 650 averaged 53.7% 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 63.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 71.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 650 is 20%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5 650 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 175Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,063 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.9 Memory 63.5 72.3
44.5 1-Core 71.5 83.6
74.8 2-Core 122 152
51.2% 85.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 4-Core 169 205
119 8-Core 174 205
22.9% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 64-Core 175 205
10.8% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 127
54% 89 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 179
23% 174 Pts
64-Core 178
11% 178 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.9
1-Core 71.1
2-Core 118
54% 87 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 170
21% 161 Pts
64-Core 152
9% 152 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.9
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 133
54% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 172
22% 166 Pts
64-Core 174
11% 174 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.7
1-Core 66.7
2-Core 113
50% 81.8 Pts
4-Core 153
8-Core 168
21% 161 Pts
64-Core 166
10% 166 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 61
2-Core 113
49% 79.9 Pts
4-Core 139
8-Core 101
17% 120 Pts
64-Core 143
9% 143 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 62
1-Core 69.6
2-Core 116
50% 82.5 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 161
19% 148 Pts
64-Core 142
9% 142 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.2
1-Core 60.5
2-Core 96.1
44% 71.6 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 105
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 91.9
6% 91.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,830,930 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5 650 Builds (Compare 1,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Intel H55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $100

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
Code NameClarkdale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi5-650
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$177.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.46 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP73 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency733 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1156
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Good

6 months ago.

It's a dual core which can severly limit its performance. Also the first ever i5 released by Intel so outdated.


Good

19 days ago.

pretty good for a 10 years old processor still works fine in 2023 only crap thing is that it hast only 2 cores but pretty good


Good

10 months ago.

Still runs decently in 2020 if overclocked by a little


Excellent

2 years ago.

One of the best budget CPUs


Good

4 years ago.

Bom mas vai nos 100% algumas vezes em vários jogos


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