Average Bench: 72.1% (291st of 1323)

more Based on 21,462 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 59%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 83.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is just 20%. 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 355Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.6 Memory 83.6 93.3
82.2 1-Core 95.5 102
155 2-Core 187 202
72.3% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 4-Core 351 390
268 8-Core 355 393
48.2% 353 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 64-Core 357 392
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 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 411
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 91.7
2-Core 183
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 369
50% 366 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 200
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 382
52% 381 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 88.9
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 179
73% 121 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 360
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 174
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 378
50% 371 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 90.5
2-Core 156
64% 106 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 337
43% 318 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 183
70% 119 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 322
36% 276 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 19,828 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: $358

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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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3 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

9 months ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

2 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

2 years ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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