Average Bench: 48.8% (805th of 1335)

Based on 42,320 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, 1FABFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 48.8% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 650 averaged 51.1% 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 65Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 650 is just 17.2%. 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 Mixed Speed 194Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 192Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,320 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Memory 65 73.2
52.5 1-Core 75.2 84.5
92 2-Core 132 156
54.8% 90.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 4-Core 190 214
127 8-Core 192 214
26.1% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 64-Core 194 216
13% 194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.3
1-Core 78.7
2-Core 141
59% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 201
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 143
60% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 211
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 70.7
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 132
59% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 212
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.9
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 148
57% 96.8 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 212
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i5 650 Builds (Compare 3,169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Intel H55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $149

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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

Added n/a ago.

Poor

9 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Still runs decently in 2020 if overclocked by a little


Excellent

17 months ago.

One of the best budget CPUs


Good

3 years ago.

Bom mas vai nos 100% algumas vezes em vários jogos


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