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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 per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 2 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 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: 13.42

Overall Rank: 3070

Last Price Change: $119.99 USD (2023-05-25)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1610

Single Thread Rating: 1341
Samples: 1327*
*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 Math8,496 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,666 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting4,792 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption299.2 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression35,267 KBytes/Sec
Physics187 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions938 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,341 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of April 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 20th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$119.99 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 20th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,347
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,362
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,652
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,578
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,017
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,912
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,324
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,768
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,430
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,184
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
1,610
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 20th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.81
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.62
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.09
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.18
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.12
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.72
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.43
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
13.42
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 20th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,636
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,037
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,928
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,839
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,704
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
1,341
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2066659 - Apr 01 2024
1825
BL5059296 - Mar 24 2024
1312
BL2045219 - Mar 08 2024
1786
BL2028789 - Feb 19 2024 [Excluded]
902
BL2027819 - Feb 18 2024
1752
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 20th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
1,610
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,535 (-4.7%)
AMD Phenom 9450e Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-550
1,455 (-9.6%)
AMD Athlon II X3 405e vs Intel Core i3-550
1,331 (-17.3%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,883 (+17.0%)
AMD Phenom II X4 910 vs Intel Core i3-550
1,776 (+10.3%)
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i3-550
1,722 (+7.0%)
Intel Core i3-2105 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
1,851 (+15.0%)
AMD Athlon 5350 APU vs Intel Core i3-550
1,783 (+10.7%)
AMD Athlon 5150 APU vs Intel Core i3-550
1,388 (-13.8%)
AMD Athlon II X3 420e vs Intel Core i3-550
1,557 (-3.3%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T vs Intel Core i3-550
3,849 (+139.1%)
Intel Core i5-760 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i3-550
2,629 (+63.3%)

Is the Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 20th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,626
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,257
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,070
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,569
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,404
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,172
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,989
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,795
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,573
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,533
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i3-550 @ 3.20GHz
710