Average Bench: 66.1% (118th of 952)

more Based on 7,653 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: 55%Average: 66.1% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 33.8% 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.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 341Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 341Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 21.4%. 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 346Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.2 SC Int 92.3 104
85.4 SC Float 92.7 104
85.3 SC Mixed 92.6 104
74.1% 92.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 QC Int 341 397
264 QC Float 341 398
262 QC Mixed 341 397
77.3% 341 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 MC Int 347 399
286 MC Float 346 398
284 MC Mixed 345 399
51.9% 346 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 97
SC Mixed 95.8
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 354
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 358
53% 355 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 92.6
74% 92.5 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 358
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 93.6
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 93.8
74% 92.6 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 342
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 321
MC Mixed 337
49% 329 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 91.8
SC Mixed 91.4
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 328
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 326
49% 329 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 82
SC Float 83.5
SC Mixed 82.9
66% 82.8 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 336
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 345
52% 346 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 90.2
SC Mixed 89.2
72% 89.6 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 286
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 329
50% 334 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 89.5
SC Mixed 91.5
72% 90.5 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 264
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 271
MC Mixed 295
44% 291 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.2
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 87.1
69% 86 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 271
QC Mixed 262
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 320
48% 323 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 9,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $184

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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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