Average Bench: 47.6% (354th of 1128)

Based on 65 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500T CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 47.6% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500T averaged 52.4% 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 74.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500T is just 16.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500T performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 239Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 238Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 65 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.7 SC Int 74.4 85.5
56.2 SC Float 74.5 85.9
54.2 SC Mixed 74.4 85.6
59.5% 74.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 QC Int 234 256
157 QC Float 235 257
158 QC Mixed 233 255
53% 234 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 MC Int 238 255
172 MC Float 239 256
147 MC Mixed 238 256
35.7% 238 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 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 83.7
SC Mixed 85
68% 84.8 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 252
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 255
38% 255 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 78.7
SC Mixed 85.6
63% 78.4 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 250
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 255
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 253
38% 254 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.2
SC Float 72.4
SC Mixed 79.8
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 251
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 244
MC Float 247
MC Mixed 251
37% 247 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.6
SC Float 73.5
SC Mixed 73.8
59% 74 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 250
QC Mixed 245
56% 247 Pts
MC Int 249
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 248
37% 248 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 57.9
SC Float 63.4
SC Mixed 63
49% 61.4 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 253
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 254
38% 253 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.9
SC Float 63.5
SC Mixed 63.2
51% 63.2 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 249
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 250
38% 251 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 68
SC Float 72.4
SC Mixed 67.9
56% 69.4 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 233
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 249
MC Mixed 248
37% 248 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500T CPU @ 2.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 42.9
SC Float 56.1
SC Mixed 51.7
40% 50.2 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 202
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 211
34% 226 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 60
SC Float 60.8
SC Mixed 60
48% 60.3 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 180
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 225
33% 223 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,923,552 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500T Builds (Compare 1,469 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $129

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

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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