Average Bench: 56.6% (209th of 1184)

more Based on 11,071 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 56.6% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 43.3% 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 95.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 187Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is 23.6%. 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 361Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 359Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,071 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.1 1-Core 95.6 108
153 2-Core 187 213
66.8% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 4-Core 352 413
270 8-Core 359 417
48.5% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 64-Core 361 415
24.2% 361 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 214
75% 161 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 423
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 200
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 382
52% 384 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 375
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 178
66% 138 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 374
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 195
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 368
51% 370 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87
2-Core 195
65% 141 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 350
50% 364 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99
2-Core 194
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 362
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 199
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 375
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,946,422 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 15,514 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $331

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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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28 days ago.

works great ever since i've had it


Excellent

3 months ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

7 years old


Average

3 months ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

23 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

8 months ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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