Average Bench: 55.2% (222nd of 980)

Based on 408 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 55.2% 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 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 17.9%. 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 408 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.6 SC Int 84.9 95.9
69 SC Float 85.6 96.9
69.9 SC Mixed 85.3 96.4
68.2% 85.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
183 QC Int 271 298
199 QC Float 271 299
186 QC Mixed 271 297
61.4% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 MC Int 279 298
215 MC Float 279 299
214 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%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.9
SC Float 88.8
SC Mixed 88.5
70% 87.1 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 293
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 292
44% 292 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 91.4
SC Mixed 90.7
73% 90.9 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 289
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 291
MC Mixed 293
44% 292 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 82.7
SC Float 83.3
SC Mixed 81.5
66% 82.5 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 276
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 285
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 292
43% 289 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 79
SC Mixed 75.6
62% 77 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 281
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 286
42% 282 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 76.6
SC Mixed 77.8
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 256
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 290
MC Float 289
MC Mixed 284
43% 287 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 76.6
SC Mixed 73.8
61% 76.4 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 262
QC Mixed 255
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 234
MC Mixed 253
37% 247 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.5
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 65.3
55% 68.5 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 223
QC Mixed 227
50% 223 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 244
MC Mixed 231
35% 235 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,966,371 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Apple iMac12,2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $678

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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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