Average Bench: 71.4% (124th of 1137)

Based on 1,089 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 71.4% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 28.6% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 368Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 369Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 33.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2550K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 378Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 376Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,089 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 SC Int 98.1 119
82.2 SC Float 99.3 119
79.3 SC Mixed 98.8 119
79% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 QC Int 368 467
270 QC Float 369 467
264 QC Mixed 369 465
83.7% 369 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 MC Int 377 469
279 MC Float 378 470
268 MC Mixed 376 470
56.5% 377 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 118
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 122
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 484
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 487
MC Mixed 477
72% 482 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 442
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 409
62% 415 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 426
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 427
64% 428 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 109
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 111
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 417
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 427
64% 428 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 105
SC Float 91.7
SC Mixed 106
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 416
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 414
62% 417 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 393
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 444
67% 448 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 30,185,652 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 366
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 370
55% 369 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 90.4
SC Mixed 90.9
72% 90.6 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 330
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 356
53% 356 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

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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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Excellent

4 months ago.

Excelente procesador. Nada que envidiar a equipos actuales.


Excellent

10 months ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Excellent

12 months 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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