Average Bench: 68.1% (177th of 1159)

more Based on 9,415 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 68.1% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 31.9% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 347Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 350Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is 23.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 365Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 361Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,415 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.2 SC Int 94.4 106
78.2 SC Float 96.5 108
79 SC Mixed 95.4 105
76.3% 95.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 347 398
250 QC Float 356 406
249 QC Mixed 350 400
79.6% 351 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 MC Int 357 406
289 MC Float 365 417
283 MC Mixed 361 413
54.1% 361 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 379
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 385
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 390
58% 387 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 378
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 379
56% 376 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 98.5
79% 98.4 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 380
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 379
57% 380 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 95.3
76% 95.6 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 358
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 365
55% 366 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89
SC Float 91
SC Mixed 90
72% 90 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 337
78% 346 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 355
53% 356 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 99.2
80% 99.3 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 299
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 352
54% 357 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 85
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 311
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 327
MC Mixed 315
48% 323 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 12,623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $434

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-3550 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi5-3550
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$205.00 - $213.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP77 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

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27 days ago.

works great ever since i've had it


Excellent

13 months ago.

ive overclocked a non overclockable chip to 4.8 need i say more


Good

5 days ago.

good


Average

5 days ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

19 months ago.

This Ivybridge CPU is nearly as powerful as the i5 7400, but can be found for less than $70 USD. It is excellent for used parts builds, and can be paired with a GTX 1070 without serious bottlenecking. The iGPU is also a large step up from Sandybridge, but is still much less powerful than the i5 7400's iGPU.


Average

4 months ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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