Intel Core i5 3550S 

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

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 3550S among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 3550S
8.1
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 3550S
8.3
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 3550S
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 3550S
5.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 3550S
7.4
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 3550S
8.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 3550S

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3550S
3.65 mHash/s
Core i3 4150
8.99 mHash/s
Core i3 4170
8.92 mHash/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3550S
2,701
Core i3 4150
2,678

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S
8,597
Core i3 4150
6,509
Core i3 4170
6,611

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S
2,843
Core i3 4150
3,056
Core i3 4170
3,027

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S
2,260,000 MB/s
Core i3 4150
3,865,000 MB/s
Core i3 4170
2,980,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S
9,178
Core i3 4150
6,508

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 3550S
6,774
Core i3 4150
4,916

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 3550S
1,964
Core i3 4170
2,142
Core i3 4150
2,032

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 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

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 38.63 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 6.48 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W
Peak power consumption 120W
Typical power consumption 106.75W

bus

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

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 30
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz

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
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