Intel Core i5 3550S 

Released April, 2012
  • 3 GHz
  • Quad core

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

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3550S

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S
2,260,000 MB/s
Core i7 2600S
2,475,000 MB/s
Core i5 3330S
2,180,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3550S

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 3550S

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 3550S

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No


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

Annual home energy cost 38.63 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 6.28 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W
Peak power consumption 120W
Typical power consumption 106.75W


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


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


Overclocked clock speed 3.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.68 GHz

integrated graphics

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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