Average Bench: 70.9% (336th of 1369)

more Based on 23,623 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 70.9% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 29.0% 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 84Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 91.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is 22.9%. 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 Speed 341Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,623 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 Memory 84 93.4
69 1-Core 91.4 99
133 2-Core 180 196
69.1% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
194 4-Core 335 377
227 8-Core 340 379
45% 337 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 64-Core 341 377
21.1% 341 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 93.9
1-Core 79.1
2-Core 180
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 294
36% 279 Pts
64-Core 302
19% 302 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 187
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 325
43% 321 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 94.5
2-Core 184
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 273
36% 272 Pts
64-Core 284
18% 284 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.7
1-Core 64.8
2-Core 183
59% 107 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 318
42% 316 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.8
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 151
57% 99.5 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 233
27% 210 Pts
64-Core 245
15% 245 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 6,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $355

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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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Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month 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.


Good

1 month ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

3 years ago.

is good to play old game.


Excellent

5 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

3 years ago.

Long lasting durable and gets the job done


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