CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4670T vs 3550 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3550 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3550  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4670T

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4670T

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 111.75W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 40.21 $/year 3.7x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.45 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 110.38 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3550

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4670T vs 3550

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 4670T
3,980 MB/s
Core i5 3550
2,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4670T  vs
3550 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
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
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 77W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 40.21 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 110.38 $/year
Performance per watt 4.66 pt/W 4.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 111.75W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4670T  vs
3550 
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.45°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.3 GHz 3.85 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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
Intel Core i5 4670T
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