Average Bench: 39.2% (551st of 1173)

Based on 8,952 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 39.2% Great: 43%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 550 averaged 60.8% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 73.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 70.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 550 is just 16.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3 550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 187Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,952 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.9 SC Int 67.4 74.5
48.9 SC Float 73.4 80.6
48 SC Mixed 70.7 77.7
56.4% 70.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 QC Int 168 188
121 QC Float 181 202
119 QC Mixed 176 197
39.7% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 MC Int 174 189
142 MC Float 187 203
134 MC Mixed 182 198
27.1% 181 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 77.6
62% 77.7 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 199
QC Mixed 197
44% 195 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 198
30% 197 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 79.3
SC Mixed 76.4
61% 76.1 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 194
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 195
29% 195 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 78.2
SC Mixed 75
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 178
QC Float 195
QC Mixed 190
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 194
29% 193 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i3 550 Builds (Compare 1,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 580

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $270

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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

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