Average Bench: 63.1% (199th of 1206)

more Based on 11,889 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 63.1% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 36.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 189Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is just 19%. 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 363Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 359Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,889 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.6 1-Core 95.7 104
160 2-Core 189 205
67.1% 142 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 4-Core 353 398
278 8-Core 359 399
48.6% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
286 64-Core 363 400
24.3% 363 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 102
2-Core 200
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 373
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 198
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 382
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 199
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 380
53% 385 Pts
64-Core 379
26% 379 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 193
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 376
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 194
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 378
52% 377 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)
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 188
66% 141 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 350
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 93.8
2-Core 182
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 351
47% 345 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 17,165 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: 59% - Above average Total price: $327

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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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24 days ago.

works great ever since i've had it


Excellent

5 months ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Average

5 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

10 months ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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