Average Bench: 47.9% (809th of 1316)

Based on 16,242 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 47.9% Great: 52%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3 550 averaged 52.1% 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 65.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 70.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 550 is just 13.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 180Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,242 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.6 Memory 65.4 72.3
50.8 1-Core 70.9 77.7
90.4 2-Core 125 150
53.2% 87.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
123 4-Core 177 197
135 8-Core 180 197
24.4% 178 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 64-Core 182 197
12.2% 182 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 121
56% 89.1 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 70.9
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 119
54% 86.8 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 179
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 72
2-Core 126
55% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 170
25% 180 Pts
64-Core 145
10% 145 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 65.9
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 133
55% 91.5 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 183
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.6
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 144
57% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 196
27% 195 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.9
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 129
55% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 186
8-Core 187
26% 187 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 133
56% 92 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 168
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.5
1-Core 51.6
2-Core 97.6
45% 70.9 Pts
4-Core 150
8-Core 145
20% 148 Pts
64-Core 156
10% 156 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.7
1-Core 56.6
2-Core 89.1
39% 63.8 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 151
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
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Typical Core i3 550 Builds (Compare 1,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $203

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-550 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz)
Code NameClarkdale
Launch DateQ2'10
Processor Numberi3-550
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
VID Voltage Range0.6500V-1.4000V
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP73 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency733 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesNo
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechYes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1156
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Excellent

6 months ago.

Very sharp even in 2020. Runs demanding games such as Tomb Raider (2013), Cities Skylines (2015) and Subnautica (2014) while paired with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Easily faster than my 2.5GHz dual core i5 from 2014. Perfect for a budget gaming setup, and definitely powerful enough to play most games.


Average

10 months ago.

Fired up my old desktop, still pretty fast (have 4GB ram+3GB/S HDD). I'm comparing it to my I7-8565U (with SSD + 16GB ram + RX550)


Average

16 months ago.

Gotta start somewhere for the Intels.....


Average

2 years ago.

wopr


Good

8 months ago.

its very good


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