Intel Core i5-3550S
Top 28%333 points
Top 28%
Total clock speed
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Top 90%
243 CPUs
10.67GHz - 16GHz
NaN% of all CPUsYes
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total clock speed
CPU threads
semiconductor size
RAM speed
thermal design power (TDP)
Has integrated graphics

Intel Core i5-3550S: 47 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3GHz
AMD Opteron 6220: 24 x 9GHz
154
0

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
Samsung Exynos 7420: 2873MHz
107
0

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
22nm
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. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
650MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz
67
0

6. L1 cache

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

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.
65W
Intel Atom Z650: 3W
61
0

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
6848
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084: 17470
61
0

9. L2 cache

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

10. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
8226
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251
56
0

11. 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

12. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
25.60GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.20GB/s
54
0

13. 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.
3.70GHz
AMD FX-9590: 5GHz
53
0

14. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
11
Intel Core i5-7600T: 12
50
0

15. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i5-3550S
69% have it
47
0

16. Has Tri-Gate transistors

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Intel Core i5-3550S
31% have it
45
0

17. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1200 million
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4: 7200 million
43
0

18. 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 i5-3550S
86% have it
43
0

19. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i5-3550S
69% have it
42
0

20. L3 cache

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

21. 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

22. 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.
3
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6: 3
40
0

23. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1969
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625
40
0

24. 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

25. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4
AMD A10-7890K: 4.50
37
0

26. performance per watt

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.
126
Intel Core M7-6Y75: 1420.8
35
0

27. 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

28. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i5-3550S
89% have it
34
0

29. 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 i5-3550S
95% have it
32
0

30. 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 i5-3550S
33% have it
32
0

31. Has RdRand

RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.
Intel Core i5-3550S
22% have it
31
0

32. height

37.50mm
Apple A5 APL7498: 6mm
30
0

33. CPU temperature

If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
69.10°C
Intel Pentium A1020: 105°C
30
0

34. 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

35. GPU turbo

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
1150MHz
Intel Core i7-4930MX: 1350MHz
29
0

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