Average Bench: 73.3% (243rd of 1276)

more Based on 16,602 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 73.3% Great: 81%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 26.7% 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 85.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is 20.8%. 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 357Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,602 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.1 Memory 85.7 94.5
76.6 1-Core 95 106
147 2-Core 187 209
72.8% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
241 4-Core 352 410
258 8-Core 357 413
48.3% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 64-Core 358 410
24.1% 358 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
81% 136 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 417
57% 417 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 101
2-Core 197
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 373
51% 374 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 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)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 97
2-Core 189
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 366
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 101
2-Core 198
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 381
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 185
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 349
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 322
22% 322 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 101
2-Core 193
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 359
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 100
2-Core 197
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 384
52% 383 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 180
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 329
43% 320 Pts
64-Core 313
21% 313 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 175
67% 114 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 264
39% 281 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 11,195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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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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2 month ago.

works great ever since i've had it


Poor

1 month 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

6 months ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

17 months ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

3 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

21 months ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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