Average Bench: 71.9% (318th of 1355)

more Based on 21,007 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 71.9% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 28.0% 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 83.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is 22.3%. 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 355Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 353Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,007 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.8 Memory 83.6 93.5
75.3 1-Core 94.8 102
140 2-Core 187 203
72.1% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
218 4-Core 349 389
245 8-Core 353 388
47.9% 351 Pts
Min Avg Max
255 64-Core 355 390
23.8% 355 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, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 102
2-Core 198
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 386
54% 390 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 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 90.6
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 195
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 369
51% 370 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 377
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 190
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 374
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 191
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 364
50% 362 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 96.7
2-Core 190
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 372
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 23,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $364

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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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Good (edit your comment) Add link

4 months ago.

Similar to the Ryzen 5 3400g. Only downsides are that it is more expensive, and has a weak iGPU. Other than that, it's very capable, whether you want a gaming machine or just a plain desktop.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

3 years ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

4 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

3 years ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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