Intel Core i5-2550K
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Intel Core i5-2550K: 38 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

5. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

6. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

7. 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.

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

9. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

10. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

11. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)

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.

13. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

14. 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.
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15. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
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16. 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
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17. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

18. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

19. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

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.

21. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.

22. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i5-2550K
89% have it

23. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

24. PassMark result (overclocked)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.

25. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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