Average Bench: 55% (279th of 1128)

Based on 707 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 55% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 44.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 83.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 279Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 278Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 707 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 SC Int 83.9 95.8
67.3 SC Float 84.8 96.8
68.7 SC Mixed 84.5 96.1
67.5% 84.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
188 QC Int 270 297
199 QC Float 271 298
191 QC Mixed 271 296
61.4% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
231 MC Int 279 298
228 MC Float 279 298
226 MC Mixed 278 299
41.8% 279 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 96.7
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 295
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 297
44% 295 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.6
SC Float 89.1
SC Mixed 94.3
69% 86 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 286
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 292
44% 293 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 94.3
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 284
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 296
44% 294 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 89.5
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 90.2
72% 90.1 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 286
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 271
MC Float 281
MC Mixed 290
42% 281 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,922,859 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Apple iMac12,2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $630

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2500S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2500S
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$205.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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