Average Bench: 64.7% (140th of 966)

more Based on 9,478 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 64.7% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 35.2% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 334Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 333Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 24.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 341Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.6 SC Int 90.6 102
80.9 SC Float 90.9 101
82.1 SC Mixed 90.9 102
72.6% 90.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 QC Int 334 389
242 QC Float 333 390
239 QC Mixed 333 393
75.5% 333 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 MC Int 342 394
266 MC Float 341 396
271 MC Mixed 340 393
51.2% 341 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 6.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.7
SC Float 99.9
SC Mixed 100
77% 96.6 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 384
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 385
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 385
58% 386 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 90.8
SC Float 93.7
SC Mixed 92.7
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 358
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 360
54% 358 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 94.1
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 352
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 349
53% 353 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 93.4
75% 93.5 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 357
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 276
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 266
40% 265 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 91.3
SC Mixed 91.6
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 334
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 339
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 345
51% 342 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 91.7
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 322
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 354
53% 356 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 85.1
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 85.4
68% 85.5 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 300
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 325
MC Float 313
MC Mixed 308
47% 315 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 13,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2500
# 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 Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 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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