Average Bench: 64.4% (157th of 980)

more Based on 13,591 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: 64.4% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 35.5% 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 331Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 332Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 24.1%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 SC Int 89.7 102
75 SC Float 90.4 103
71.9 SC Mixed 90 103
72% 90 Pts
Min Avg Max
237 QC Int 331 386
242 QC Float 334 389
233 QC Mixed 332 390
75.4% 333 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 MC Int 340 390
269 MC Float 342 394
268 MC Mixed 340 391
51% 341 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 97.5
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 378
74% 329 Pts
MC Int 382
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 363
56% 375 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 91.8
SC Float 93.9
SC Mixed 93
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 358
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 358
54% 358 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.9
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 92.8
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 358
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 352
53% 352 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.5
SC Float 94.8
SC Mixed 94.4
76% 94.6 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 353
80% 353 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 356
54% 356 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.2
SC Float 95.9
SC Mixed 95.1
76% 94.4 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 352
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 358
MC Mixed 350
52% 350 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 91.7
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 92.5
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 349
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 359
54% 360 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 91.8
SC Mixed 90.4
74% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 266
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 202
29% 196 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 2,072 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

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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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