Average Bench: 55.8% (215th of 1182)

more Based on 10,135 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 55.8% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 44.2% 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 94.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 185Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is 25.2%. 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 353Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,135 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 1-Core 94.9 107
144 2-Core 185 212
66.2% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 4-Core 347 408
264 8-Core 353 412
47.7% 350 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 64-Core 357 413
23.9% 357 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 213
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 425
58% 425 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97
2-Core 195
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 375
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 193
68% 145 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 377
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 85.7
2-Core 195
64% 140 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 348
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.6
2-Core 176
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 343
45% 334 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 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)
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 194
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 321
44% 322 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.8
2-Core 171
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 263
37% 271 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,432,304 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 14,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $412

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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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2 months ago.

works great ever since i've had it


Excellent

1 month ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

21 months 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

6 months ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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