Average Bench: 75% (233rd of 1314)

Based on 2,321 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 75% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 25.0% 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 88.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 26.6%. 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 362Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 360Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.2 Memory 88.4 95.8
79.8 1-Core 96.1 122
155 2-Core 190 244
74.3% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
251 4-Core 357 476
264 8-Core 360 477
48.9% 358 Pts
Min Avg Max
264 64-Core 362 483
24.3% 362 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 192
77% 128 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 369
50% 368 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 194
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 352
46% 341 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 187
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 351
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 190
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 318
48% 341 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 179
73% 120 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 324
42% 310 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 6.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 165
70% 115 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 348
46% 339 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 184
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 345
41% 308 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.5
1-Core 33.6
2-Core 58.7
47% 62.9 Pts
4-Core 53.6
8-Core 43.2
7% 48.4 Pts
64-Core 39.5
3% 39.5 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 3,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $559

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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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1 month ago.

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


Good

12 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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