Average Bench: 39.1% (528th of 1197)

Based on 9,377 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 39.1% 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 60.9% 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 72.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 127Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3 550 is just 11.8%. 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 186Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 184Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,377 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.8 1-Core 72.2 77.9
94 2-Core 127 152
47.9% 99.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
132 4-Core 182 197
144 8-Core 184 198
25% 183 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 64-Core 186 198
12.5% 186 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 146
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 195
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78
2-Core 141
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 195
26% 194 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 74.6
2-Core 144
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 191
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 149
50% 108 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 195
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 140
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 161
22% 160 Pts
64-Core 143
10% 143 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 102
44% 88.5 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 168
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55.6
2-Core 125
42% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 187
13% 187 Pts
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Typical Core i3 550 Builds (Compare 1,563 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 580

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $236

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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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