Average Bench: 64.4% (182nd of 1089)

more Based on 19,907 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: 64.4% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
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 332Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 331Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 22.3%. 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 340Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 338Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,907 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.6 SC Int 89.8 100
79.4 SC Float 90.7 101
79.3 SC Mixed 90.4 100
72.3% 90.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
233 QC Int 332 382
242 QC Float 333 387
240 QC Mixed 331 384
75.3% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 MC Int 338 383
268 MC Float 340 386
258 MC Mixed 338 385
50.8% 339 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 401
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 404
MC Mixed 403
60% 403 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 95.8
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 96.7
77% 96.6 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 354
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 362
54% 361 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 96
77% 95.8 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 347
QC Mixed 357
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 336
52% 347 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 94.4
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 95.5
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 355
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 361
54% 360 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 93
74% 93.2 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 357
79% 347 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 357
54% 357 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 92.9
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 352
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 355
52% 348 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.3
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 91.9
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 349
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 351
53% 351 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 3,339 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $244

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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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Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Good

2 months 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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