Average Bench: 55.3% (209th of 971)

Based on 361 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 55.3% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 44.7% 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 85.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 17.2%. 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 279Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 361 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 SC Int 85.2 96
68.8 SC Float 85.8 97.1
69.7 SC Mixed 85.5 96.4
68.4% 85.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 QC Int 271 298
200 QC Float 271 299
187 QC Mixed 272 296
61.5% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 MC Int 279 298
213 MC Float 279 299
218 MC Mixed 279 299
41.8% 279 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 96.5
77% 96.2 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 296
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 295
MC Mixed 296
45% 297 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 95.8
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 295
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 297
MC Float 296
MC Mixed 297
44% 297 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.4
SC Float 96.2
SC Mixed 95
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 295
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 296
44% 295 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 96.8
SC Mixed 95.5
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 291
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 296
44% 294 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 93.8
SC Mixed 93.3
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 292
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 292
44% 292 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 81.9
SC Mixed 89.8
67% 83.7 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 296
67% 297 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 269
MC Mixed 276
41% 274 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.2
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 92.1
73% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 288
65% 289 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 289
43% 290 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 73.5
SC Float 73.3
SC Mixed 73.5
59% 73.4 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 286
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 293
44% 294 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.5
SC Float 80
SC Mixed 79.6
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 252
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 293
MC Float 296
MC Mixed 295
44% 294 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,137,903 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Apple iMac12,2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - 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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