Intel Core i5-3550: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-3550

Summary

Intel started Core i5-3550 sales 23 April 2012 at a recommended price of $205. This is Ivy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1155 processor with a TDP of 77 Watt and a maximum temperature of 67 °C. It supports DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 23.83 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i5-3550 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i5 (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Release date
23 April 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$205
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$335
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-3550's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-3550's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
6 MB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7
Die size
160 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
67 °C
 
of 105
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
67 °C
 
of 105
Transistor count
1400 million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-3550 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
77 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-3550. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
SSE4.1 / 4.2, AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
FDI
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-3550 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-3550 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-3550.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-3550.
Integrated graphics
 
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-3550's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 
Wireless Display (WiDi) support
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-3550's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-3550. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

23.83

3DMark06 CPU

6405

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

5191

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

17762

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.56

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

5.8

WinRAR 4.0

3375

x264 encoding pass 1

164

x264 encoding pass 2

33

TrueCrypt AES

2.7

Geekbench 2

8990

Passmark

6940

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

5870

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-3550. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.6 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-3550 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-3550 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-3550 from AMD is FX-6330, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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