Average Bench: 48.1% (327th of 1089)

Based on 50 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500T CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 48.1% Great: 53%
Gaming 48%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 29%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500T averaged 51.8% 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.


Single Core Integer Speed 76Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500T is just 18%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500T performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 239Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 239Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 50 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.8 SC Int 76 86.2
42.2 SC Float 75.5 86.5
42.1 SC Mixed 75.6 86.7
60.6% 75.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 QC Int 236 264
128 QC Float 237 259
120 QC Mixed 235 257
53.4% 236 Pts
Min Avg Max
111 MC Int 239 266
115 MC Float 239 257
117 MC Mixed 239 262
35.9% 239 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 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.1
SC Float 83.4
SC Mixed 84.4
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 257
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 253
MC Mixed 256
38% 254 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 86
SC Mixed 86.7
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 252
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 254
38% 255 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.8
SC Float 84.5
SC Mixed 83.9
67% 83.4 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 252
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 253
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 246
38% 250 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.1
SC Float 80.3
SC Mixed 79.7
64% 79.7 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 252
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 249
MC Mixed 253
38% 252 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.7
SC Float 80.9
SC Mixed 79.7
64% 80.4 Pts
QC Int 251
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 251
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 252
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 250
38% 250 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.6
SC Float 64.9
SC Mixed 65.8
55% 68.4 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 225
QC Mixed 183
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 237
MC Mixed 241
36% 237 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,443,572 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500T Builds (Compare 20,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 46%
Workstation 18%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $80

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2500T Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2500T
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.25 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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