Intel Core i5 3550 

Released April, 2012
  • 3.3 GHz
  • Quad core
8.2 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 3550 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 3550
6.3
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 3550
7.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 3550
5.3
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 3550
5.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 3550
8.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 3550
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 3550
8.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 3550

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 3550
-1 mPixels/s
Core i5 3470
4.6 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3550
-1 fps
Core i5 3470
85.22 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3550
2,494
Core i5 3470
2,580

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3550
1,046
Core i5 3470
1,055

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3550
3,295
Core i5 3470
3,118

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550
9,872
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550
3,044
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550
2,530,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX 11.x
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 33
Voltage range Unknown - 1.08V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11
Overclock review score 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,349.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W
Annual home energy cost 40.21 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.38 $/year
Performance per watt 4.67 pt/W
Idle power consumption 69W
Peak power consumption 126W
Typical power consumption 111.75W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0
Data rate 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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