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Front view of Intel Core i5 3550

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3550 vs 3470

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

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3550  vs
3470 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Latest DirectX 11.x 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

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

details

Core i5 3550  vs
3470 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 32
Voltage range Unknown - 1.08V Unknown - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11 22
Overclock review score 0 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz 3.67 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 77W
Annual home energy cost 40.21 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.38 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 4.48 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Idle power consumption 69W 54.4W
Peak power consumption 126W 96.6W
Typical power consumption 111.75W 86.05W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Data rate 2,560 MB/s 2,560 MB/s
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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