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Intel Core i5-3550 vs Core i9-12900

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i9-12900 57.6 GT/s
Core i5-3550 13.2 GT/s
Difference: 44.4 (336%)

Core Speed

Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz
Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz
Difference: 0.9 (38%)


Core i9-12900 24
Core i5-3550 4
Difference: 20 (500%)


Core i5-3550 77 Watts
Core i9-12900 65 Watts
Difference: 12 (18%)

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Model Core i5-3550 Core i9-12900
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Ivy Bridge Alder Lake-S
Core Speed 3.3 GHz 2.4 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 16
Total Threads 4 24
Turbo 2/3/4/4 5.1
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 16 x 1.25MB
L3 Cache 6 MB 30 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 2500 UHD Graphics 770
TDP 77 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 Socket 1700
Released 2012-04-01 January 2022