Average Bench: 72.3% (278th of 1314)

more Based on 18,507 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 4920555043080306 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 72.3% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-3550 averaged 27.6% 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 84.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 94.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-3550 is just 18.6%. 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 355Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Memory 84.1 92.8
74.9 1-Core 94.6 102
155 2-Core 187 203
72.3% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 4-Core 350 395
273 8-Core 355 394
48.1% 353 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 64-Core 358 399
24% 358 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 96
2-Core 179
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 382
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 100
2-Core 197
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 379
51% 374 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.8
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 190
75% 125 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 353
49% 359 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 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 86.6
1-Core 101
2-Core 197
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 372
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 187
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 369
47% 348 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 101
2-Core 194
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 382
46% 350 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 95.1
2-Core 188
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 347
46% 339 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 181
67% 115 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 266
38% 273 Pts
64-Core 280
19% 280 Pts
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Typical Core i5-3550 Builds (Compare 16,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $339

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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.

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

2 months ago.

Hala kullanılabilecek ve güncel oyunları oynatabilecek bi işlemci


Average

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

I got it for 25$ used but its nice


Average

23 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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