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Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1156

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 73 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 4 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz, Intel Core i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 9.49

Overall Rank: 2547

Last Price Change: $167.95 USD (2022-08-06)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1594

Single Thread Rating: 1339
Samples: 1290*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 2,807
Thread: 1,321

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz

Integer Math8,472 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,660 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers9 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting5 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption296.6 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression34.3 MBytes/Sec
Physics185 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions910 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,339 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of January 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 26th of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of January 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$167.95 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$252.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1726451 - Jan 21 2023
1747
BL1715488 - Jan 08 2023
985
BL1711685 - Jan 04 2023
1718
BL1702829 - Dec 24 2022
1709
BL1699560 - Dec 20 2022
1728
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
1,594
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-550
1,895 (+18.9%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,855 (+16.4%)
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-550
1,673 (+4.9%)
AMD Athlon II X3 435 vs Intel Core i3-550
1,672 (+4.9%)
AMD Phenom II X4 805 vs Intel Core i3-550
1,931 (+21.1%)
AMD Athlon 5350 APU vs Intel Core i3-550
1,751 (+9.8%)
AMD Phenom II X3 710 vs Intel Core i3-550
1,551 (-2.7%)
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,515 (-5.0%)
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,472 (-7.7%)
AMD Phenom II X3 705e vs Intel Core i3-550
1,222 (-23.3%)
Intel Pentium E6700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,210 (-24.1%)
AMD Athlon II X3 440 vs Intel Core i3-550
1,718 (+7.8%)


Is the Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,679
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,553
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,102
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,690
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,669
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,631
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,528
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,506
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,450
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
704