Average Bench: 73.9% (249th of 1369)

Based on 2,925 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 73.9% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 26.1% 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 87.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 94.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 25%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2550K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 356Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 355Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Memory 87.4 95.5
72.5 1-Core 94.9 117
152 2-Core 188 234
71.9% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 4-Core 349 451
252 8-Core 355 456
47% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 64-Core 356 460
22% 356 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 118
2-Core 198
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 438
56% 425 Pts
64-Core 450
28% 450 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 180
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 301
44% 322 Pts
64-Core 294
18% 294 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 88.5
2-Core 181
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 315
42% 316 Pts
64-Core 336
21% 336 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 183
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 311
40% 302 Pts
64-Core 307
19% 307 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 92.8
2-Core 181
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 301
40% 302 Pts
64-Core 304
19% 304 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 175
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 327
41% 314 Pts
64-Core 321
20% 321 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 156
60% 103 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 302
41% 305 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 156
62% 106 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 245
30% 229 Pts
64-Core 205
13% 205 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 1,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $324

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2550K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor Numberi5-2550K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$235.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

Graphics

Wireless DisplayNo
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceNo

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
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 TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Good

2 years ago.

Excelente procesador. Nada que envidiar a equipos actuales.


Excellent

4 years ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Good

8 months ago.

Been running my i5-2550k at 5.9GHz for years now


Excellent

5 years ago.

I have been running an i5-2550k since 2012. With modest overclocking it is only 20% slower in single core processing than the 8th Gen i5's, giving me no reason, even 5 years later, to upgrade.


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