Average Bench: 47.9% (775th of 1265)

Based on 12,862 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020655, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 47.9% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
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 65.6Pts
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 16.1%. 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 180Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 179Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 12,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.8 Memory 65.6 73.1
50.4 1-Core 70.7 77.8
80 2-Core 123 151
53% 86.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 4-Core 175 197
119 8-Core 179 197
24.1% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 64-Core 180 198
12.1% 180 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 77.6
2-Core 139
58% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 194
27% 197 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
LGA1156, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Memory 69.6
1-Core 74.8
2-Core 132
56% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 194
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 69.1
1-Core 69
2-Core 137
55% 91.8 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 190
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 192
13% 192 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 121
56% 89.7 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 193
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 193
13% 193 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.3
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 144
58% 96.6 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 191
26% 190 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 148
58% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 195
26% 194 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 76.7
2-Core 132
56% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 195
27% 195 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)
Memory 65.5
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 115
52% 83.5 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 194
26% 193 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.4
1-Core 55
2-Core 103
42% 69.7 Pts
4-Core 143
8-Core 120
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 135
9% 135 Pts
12,862 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,601,351 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $16815 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core i3 550 Builds (Compare 554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 580

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $196

Popular Core i3 550 systems:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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

Added n/a ago.

Terrible

2 months ago.

It's so slooooooooooooooooooooooooow.


Average

1 month 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

7 months ago.

Gotta start somewhere for the Intels.....


Average

19 months ago.

wopr


Your
opinion?
1265 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback