Intel Core i5-3550S vs Intel Core i5-4670S

Compare Intel Core 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i5 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

26 %
27 %
3% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

47 %
48 %
2% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

20 %
Identical
20 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
20 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,378
2,636
10% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

707
835
18% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
Identical
4

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
Identical
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

685th of 1,337
672nd of 1,337

Family

The product line

Core
4th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2012
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1333
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i5-3550S vs Core i5-4670S benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-4670S performs better than the Core i5-3550S. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-3550S in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-4670S has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-3550S. Also, the Core i5-4670S has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Core i5-3550S has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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