Intel Core i5-3550S: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-3550S

Summary

Intel started Core i5-3550S sales on April 2012 at a recommended price of $350. 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 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 69 °C. It supports DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 14.61 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i5-3550S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.05
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Release date
April 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$350
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$341
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-3550S's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-3550S'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 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
6144 KB (shared)
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
160 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
69 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Transistor count
1400 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-3550S 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
 
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-3550S. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
FDI
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-3550S 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 i5-3550S are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-3550S.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-3550S.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 2500
 
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-3550S's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 

Peripherals

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

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

14.61

Passmark

6910

Game benchmarks

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

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-3550S from AMD is FX-6330, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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