Average Bench: 48.5% (837th of 1358)

Based on 18,878 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 48.5% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i3 550 averaged 51.5% 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 64.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 71.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 550 is just 15.3%. 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 190Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 189Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,878 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.4 Memory 64.8 72.6
50.1 1-Core 71.9 79.1
90 2-Core 129 152
53.6% 88.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 4-Core 187 205
136 8-Core 189 206
25.6% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 64-Core 190 207
12.8% 190 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 56.9
2-Core 111
49% 78.7 Pts
4-Core 188
8-Core 201
26% 195 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 67.3
1-Core 73.9
2-Core 133
56% 91.5 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 191
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 71
2-Core 131
55% 90 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 180
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.2
1-Core 77.7
2-Core 136
55% 91.9 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 202
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Socket 1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.5
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 144
55% 94 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 204
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.8
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 99.1
47% 74.2 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 151
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.7
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 97.9
42% 70.2 Pts
4-Core 166
8-Core 177
23% 172 Pts
64-Core 183
12% 183 Pts
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Typical Core i3 550 Builds (Compare 1,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 580

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $190

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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

20 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.


Good

11 months ago.

cpu is alright even in 2021 for simple pc tasks. still plays 1080p online content np (yes a website like YT can be a struggle for older pc's nowadays)


Average

24 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

2 years ago.

Gotta start somewhere for the Intels.....


Average

3 years ago.

wopr


Good

22 months ago.

its very good


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