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Intel Core i5-3550

Intel 3550

The Intel Core i5-3550 is a fast quad-core desktop processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Each core offers a base speed of 3.3 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 GHz (for 1 active core).

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i5-3550 is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Compared to AMD's fastest desktop CPU (FX-8350), the Core i5-3550 offers significantly higher performance per thread, but features less cores (4 instead of 8). Overall, the Core i5 is still slightly faster in most applications.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU offers 6 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost. The very low performance is only sufficient for some older and less demanding games.

The total power consumption of the CPU, graphics and memory controller is specified by Intel at 77 watts (TDP).

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameIvy Bridge
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i5-3570K compare3400 - 3800 MHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-35503300 - 3700 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-3470 compare3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate3300 - 3700 MHz
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)77 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature67.4 °C
SocketFCLGA1155
FeaturesHD Graphics 2500 (650-1150), SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX, Trusted Execution, AES, Dual Channel Memory Controller DDR3-1600 (max 32GB)
GPUIntel HD Graphics 2500 (650 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$205 U.S.
Announcement Date04/23/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
5.8 Points (13%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5191 points (53%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
32.7 fps (19%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
6405 Points (43%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
543 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 19191     avg: 19306     median: 19305.5 (27%)     max: 19420 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
6593 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
4652 Points (12%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
6326 Points (20%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5-6600K
   4x 3.5 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4590
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3570K
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6500
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3550
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3470
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2500K
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6600T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4460
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4430
   4x 3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6400
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6500T
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2400
   4x 3.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6400T
   4x 2.2 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-750
   4x 2.66 GHz - 3.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Xeon X5670
   6x 2.93 GHz - 3.33 GHz
+ Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-4590
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-3570K
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-6500
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3550
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-3470
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- AMD FX-8350
   8x 4 GHz - 4.2 GHz
- Intel Core i7-975
   4x 3.33 GHz - 3.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-2500K
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- Intel Core i5-6600T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)