Average Bench: 73% (248th of 1288)

more Based on 17,043 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 73% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 26.9% 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 85.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.2Pts

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 358Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 356Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.7 Memory 85.4 94
80.3 1-Core 95.2 103
154 2-Core 187 204
72.9% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 4-Core 351 390
276 8-Core 356 393
48.2% 353 Pts
Min Avg Max
285 64-Core 358 394
24% 358 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 92.3
1-Core 98.7
2-Core 198
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 376
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 193
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 373
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 198
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 379
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.9
1-Core 93
2-Core 185
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 321
45% 326 Pts
64-Core 327
22% 327 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 190
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 292
46% 323 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 91.8
2-Core 182
71% 119 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 315
42% 311 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 79.9
2-Core 135
59% 96.3 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 327
44% 322 Pts
64-Core 322
22% 322 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 93.6
2-Core 183
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 250
34% 248 Pts
64-Core 254
17% 254 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 14,382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $332

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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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1 month ago.

i own a intel i5 3550 and it is a good cpu


Excellent

6 days ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Average

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

20 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

2 years ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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