Intel Core i3-550 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i3-550 has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the Intel Core i3 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1156 socket and was released in Q2/2010.
Intel Core i3-550

CPU lineageCPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i3-550. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i3-550.

Name: Intel Core i3-550
Family: Intel Core i3
CPU group: Intel Core i3 500
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i3-550 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

The Intel Core i3-550 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics (Westmere)
GPU frequency: 0.50 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 0.73 GHz
Execution units: 12
Shader: 24
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 5
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Release date: Q1/2010

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode
VC-1: No
JPEG: No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 21.0 GB/s
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
AES-NI: No

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 73 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i3-550 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2
L2-Cache: 0.50 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
Architecture: Clarkdale
Documents: Technical data sheet
Technology: 32 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Socket: LGA 1156
Release date: Q2/2010
Part Number: --
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i3-550 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD A8-7650K AMD A8-7650K
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
491
AMD A9-9425 AMD A9-9425
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
491
AMD Athlon II X4 760K AMD Athlon II X4 760K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
491
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
489
AMD A12-9720P AMD A12-9720P
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
489
Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
8C 8T @ 2.95 GHz
489
AMD A8-6500 AMD A8-6500
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
489
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Phenom II X4 820 AMD Phenom II X4 820
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1177
Intel Core m3-6Y30 Intel Core m3-6Y30
2C 4T @ 0.90 GHz
1176
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1176
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1170
Intel Celeron N4100 Intel Celeron N4100
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
1167
Samsung Exynos 9610 Samsung Exynos 9610
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1164
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
1163
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Phenom II X6 1035T AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
6C 6T @ 2.60 GHz
723
Intel Core i5-4310U Intel Core i5-4310U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
722
Intel Core i7-4500U Intel Core i7-4500U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
719
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
717
Intel Pentium G4400 Intel Pentium G4400
2C 2T @ 3.30 GHz
717
Intel Core i7-3537U Intel Core i7-3537U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
713
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
711
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i3-540 Intel Core i3-540
Intel HD Graphics (Westmere) @ 0.73 GHz
35
Intel Core i5-650 Intel Core i5-650
Intel HD Graphics (Westmere) @ 0.73 GHz
35
Intel Core i5-655K Intel Core i5-655K
Intel HD Graphics (Westmere) @ 0.73 GHz
35
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
Intel HD Graphics (Westmere) @ 0.73 GHz
35
MediaTek MT8167A MediaTek MT8167A
PowerVR GE8300 @ 0.55 GHz
35
MediaTek Helio A20 MediaTek Helio A20
PowerVR GE8300 @ 0.55 GHz
35
Intel Atom E3825 Intel Atom E3825
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail GT1) @ 0.53 GHz
34
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Intel Atom x5-Z8300
4C 4T @ 1.44 GHz
1602
Intel Celeron 2955U Intel Celeron 2955U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
1592
Intel Celeron 2957U Intel Celeron 2957U
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
1592
Intel Core i3-550 Intel Core i3-550
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1586
AMD A4-3300 AMD A4-3300
2C 2T @ 2.50 GHz
1585
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 1.10 GHz
1567
Intel Celeron J4005 Intel Celeron J4005
2C 2T @ 2.00 GHz
1560
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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