Average Bench: 65.6% (124th of 956)

more Based on 7,618 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: 52%Average: 65.6% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 34.3% 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 339Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 337Pts

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 345Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,618 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.1 SC Int 91.9 105
83.2 SC Float 92.2 105
81.5 SC Mixed 92 105
73.6% 92 Pts
Min Avg Max
254 QC Int 339 400
258 QC Float 338 400
252 QC Mixed 337 399
76.7% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 MC Int 346 401
282 MC Float 345 400
280 MC Mixed 345 399
51.8% 345 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 385
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 388
58% 388 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 95.8
76% 95.6 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 358
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 359
53% 356 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 95.3
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 358
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 359
54% 359 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.8
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 95.6
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 357
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 357
54% 358 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 95.2
76% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 357
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 357
53% 355 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 93.5
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 358
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 359
54% 359 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 88.6
SC Mixed 87.8
70% 88.1 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 301
QC Mixed 323
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 340
MC Mixed 328
50% 336 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 10,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

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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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