Average Bench: 72.1% (282nd of 1316)

more Based on 19,088 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 72.1% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 27.8% 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 83.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is just 18.3%. 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 357Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 354Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Memory 83.8 93.3
82.9 1-Core 95.1 102
156 2-Core 187 201
72.2% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 4-Core 350 386
270 8-Core 354 386
48% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 64-Core 357 388
24% 357 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 190
76% 127 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 398
54% 397 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 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 93.3
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 196
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 382
52% 380 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 91.1
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 195
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 350
50% 365 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 91.2
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 188
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 364
51% 370 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 196
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 382
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 101
2-Core 200
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 385
52% 384 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.2
1-Core 86.3
2-Core 195
72% 122 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 374
51% 374 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 83.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 200
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 378
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 193
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 373
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 17,465 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $330

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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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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


Average

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

2 years 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

2 years ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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