Average Bench: 75% (229th of 1317)

Based on 2,509 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 75% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 24.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-2550K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 88.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 25.4%. 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 Mixed Speed 365Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 363Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.9 Memory 88.1 95.9
81.9 1-Core 96.7 121
158 2-Core 191 242
74.5% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 4-Core 358 475
265 8-Core 363 477
49.2% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 64-Core 365 478
24.5% 365 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
Memory 91.4
1-Core 107
2-Core 210
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 434
60% 438 Pts
64-Core 443
30% 443 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Memory 96.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
81% 136 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 318
46% 334 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 186
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 362
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 83
2-Core 176
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 336
45% 331 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 95
2-Core 177
73% 121 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 230
31% 230 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 166
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 286
41% 296 Pts
64-Core 266
18% 266 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 141
59% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 248
35% 254 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,279,631 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

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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20 days ago.

Horrid. shrek;s donkey can outrun this in his sleep and he has 1/2 chromosomes.


Good

17 months ago.

Excelente procesador. Nada que envidiar a equipos actuales.


Excellent

3 years ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Excellent

3 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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