Average Bench: 73.4% (233rd of 1258)

more Based on 13,877 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 73.4% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 26.5% 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 85.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-3550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 358Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 355Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.5 Memory 85.9 94.7
81.2 1-Core 95.3 104
155 2-Core 188 208
73.1% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
254 4-Core 353 392
267 8-Core 355 393
48.3% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 64-Core 358 396
24% 358 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 92.3
1-Core 101
2-Core 200
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 383
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 194
76% 126 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 371
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 196
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 383
52% 380 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 101
2-Core 195
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 371
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.9
1-Core 100
2-Core 195
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 373
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 99.6
2-Core 196
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 381
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 100
2-Core 184
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 381
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 191
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 371
50% 368 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 161
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 166
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 7,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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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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1 month ago.

works great ever since i've had it


Excellent

18 days ago.

good


Good

6 days ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

14 months ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

2 years 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

18 months ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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