Intel Core i5-2550K
Top 43%264 points
Top 43%
Total clock speed
Number of CPUs
lowmidhigh
Top 90%
235 CPUs
10.67GHz - 16GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
No
total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
RAM speed
thermal design power (TDP)

Intel Core i5-2550K: 38 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3.4GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 9GHz
154
0

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1333MHz
Samsung Exynos 7420: 2873MHz
107
0

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: 10nm
68
0

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4: 48
67
0

5. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
256KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB
63
0

6. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
95W
Intel Atom Z650: 3W
61
0

7. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
6549
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 17470
61
0

8. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1MB
AMD Opteron 6284 SE: 16MB
61
0

9. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.25MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.50MB/core
56
0

10. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
8754
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251
56
0

11. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
21GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.20GB/s
54
0

12. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.80GHz
AMD FX-9590: 5GHz
53
0

13. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10.10
Intel Core i5-7600T: 12
50
0

14. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
Intel Core i5-2550K
6% have it
46
0

15. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
Intel Core i5-2550K
87% have it
43
0

16. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
995 million
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4: 7200 million
43
0

17. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i5-2550K
70% have it
42
0

18. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
6MB
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 60MB
41
0

19. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Core i7-6950X: 4
41
0

20. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
2
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6: 3
40
0

21. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1921
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625
40
0

22. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
1.50MB/core
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 15MB/core
39
0

23. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
8164
Intel Core i7-5960X: 18948
38
0

24. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3
AMD A10-7890K: 4.50
37
0

25. performance per watt

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.
92
Intel Core M7-6Y75: 1420.8
35
0

26. OpenCL version

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
1.10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653: 2
34
0

27. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i5-2550K
90% have it
34
0

28. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Intel Core i5-2550K
95% have it
32
0

29. Has Intel Quick Sync Video

This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.
Intel Core i5-2550K
34% have it
32
0

30. bus transfer rate

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
5GT/s
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 9.60GT/s
30
0

31. height

37.50mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
30
0

32. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i5-2550K
78% have it
29
0

33. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i5-2550K
97% have it
28
0

34. clock multiplier

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
34
Intel Core i7-4870HQ: 47
28
0

35. Has AVX

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
Intel Core i5-2550K
64% have it
28
0

Top 10 CPUs

Add to comparison
  • Intel Core i5-2550K
Compare