Average Bench: 64.9% (156th of 985)

more Based on 16,974 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: 51%Average: 64.9% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 35.0% 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 333Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 334Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 23.2%. 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 343Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 342Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 SC Int 90.4 101
81.1 SC Float 91.2 102
78 SC Mixed 90.9 102
72.7% 90.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 QC Int 333 388
238 QC Float 335 388
242 QC Mixed 334 389
75.6% 334 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 MC Int 342 389
282 MC Float 343 391
274 MC Mixed 342 391
51.4% 343 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 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 96.2
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 353
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 348
53% 351 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 92.2
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 352
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 353
MC Mixed 349
53% 352 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.3
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 351
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 356
53% 354 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.3
SC Float 91.1
SC Mixed 90
73% 90.8 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 336
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 340
MC Mixed 335
50% 337 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 88.3
SC Mixed 88.4
70% 88.2 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 328
75% 329 Pts
MC Int 326
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 343
50% 336 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89
SC Float 89.7
SC Mixed 89.5
72% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 319
71% 314 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 316
49% 327 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.7
SC Float 78.8
SC Mixed 70.8
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 191
47% 209 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 316
MC Mixed 343
50% 332 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 2,766 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $166

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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

 Comments

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Good

1 month ago.

good quility


Excellent

4 months ago.

8 years and still rocking !


Excellent

1 month ago.

Fast and very affordable refurbished desktops with this CPU cost as little as $75


Excellent

6 months ago.

Have it and it works great!


Excellent

6 months ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Good

2 hrs ago.

A very good cpu , the first quad core cpu I have owned , I still use it , paired with a good gpu it can handle any game


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