Average Bench: 64.6% (181st of 1206)

Based on 1,927 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 64.6% Great: 81%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2550K averaged 35.3% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 193Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2550K is 29.2%. 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 370Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 368Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,927 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.2 1-Core 97.7 119
163 2-Core 193 237
68.4% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 4-Core 363 462
285 8-Core 368 468
49.8% 365 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 64-Core 370 469
24.8% 370 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 7.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 482
66% 480 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2550K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98
2-Core 188
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 364
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 186
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 365
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 187
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 361
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 190
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 338
47% 344 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 186
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 362
49% 360 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 194
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 352
46% 343 Pts
64-Core 335
22% 335 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 185
64% 138 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 339
46% 337 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,746,850 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-2550K Builds (Compare 6,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $595

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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

10 months ago.

Excelente procesador. Nada que envidiar a equipos actuales.


Excellent

2 years ago.

i dont have this pc but i will have it


Excellent

2 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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