Average Bench: 55.1% (207th of 966)

Based on 312 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 55.1% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 44.9% 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 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 16.4%. 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 278Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 277Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 312 samples)
Min Avg Max
69 SC Int 84.9 95.8
69.2 SC Float 85.6 97
70 SC Mixed 85.2 96
68.2% 85.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
184 QC Int 270 297
204 QC Float 270 299
188 QC Mixed 270 296
61.2% 270 Pts
Min Avg Max
218 MC Int 277 298
213 MC Float 278 299
202 MC Mixed 277 298
41.6% 278 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 96.3
SC Mixed 95.2
77% 95.8 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 295
65% 285 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 286
MC Mixed 286
43% 286 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 93.2
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 292
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 288
MC Float 288
MC Mixed 293
44% 290 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 88
SC Float 89
SC Mixed 90.1
71% 89 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 295
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 295
MC Float 294
MC Mixed 295
44% 295 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 78.6
SC Mixed 78.8
63% 78.8 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 312
QC Mixed 313
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 310
47% 311 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 89.2
SC Mixed 92
71% 88.9 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 288
64% 284 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 275
MC Mixed 291
43% 284 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.8
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 80.2
66% 81.9 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 273
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 282
MC Mixed 279
41% 276 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.4
SC Float 75.7
SC Mixed 70.8
59% 73.3 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 275
54% 241 Pts
MC Int 275
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 260
39% 261 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,396,041 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 107 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $700

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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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