Average Bench: 38.7% (547th of 1206)

Based on 9,916 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 38.7% Great: 42%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i3 550 averaged 61.2% 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 71.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 127Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 550 is just 13.1%. 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 184Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 183Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,916 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.9 1-Core 71.6 77.9
92.3 2-Core 127 152
47.6% 99.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 4-Core 180 197
143 8-Core 183 197
24.8% 181 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 64-Core 184 198
12.4% 184 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 135
51% 106 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 192
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 111
47% 93.8 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 196
27% 195 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.4
2-Core 110
47% 93.7 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 183
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.2
2-Core 113
44% 91.1 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 164
23% 169 Pts
64-Core 151
10% 151 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 37
2-Core 80.7
27% 58.8 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 125
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 35
2-Core 53.1
22% 44 Pts
4-Core 96.4
8-Core 112
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 129
9% 129 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i3 550 Builds (Compare 1,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
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System: Dell Inspiron 580

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $251

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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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