Average Bench: 64% (189th of 1117)

more Based on 22,884 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: 64% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 35.9% 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 330Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 329Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is just 19.6%. 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 337Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 336Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 SC Int 89.8 98.8
76.9 SC Float 90.3 99.3
76.6 SC Mixed 90 98.9
72% 90 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 QC Int 330 370
237 QC Float 331 371
241 QC Mixed 329 369
74.8% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 MC Int 337 373
263 MC Float 337 373
259 MC Mixed 336 371
50.5% 337 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.1
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 96.3
76% 95.6 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 357
54% 357 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 94.4
SC Float 94.9
SC Mixed 94.1
76% 94.5 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 355
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 358
54% 357 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.7
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 96.2
77% 96.2 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 349
79% 346 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 360
53% 355 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 92.8
74% 93.1 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 354
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 324
51% 342 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.8
SC Float 90.3
SC Mixed 90.7
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 351
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 351
MC Mixed 340
52% 346 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.3
SC Float 89.9
SC Mixed 91
72% 89.7 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 347
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 345
52% 346 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 91.3
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 329
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 319
MC Mixed 340
50% 334 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 23
SC Float 49.1
SC Mixed 55.7
34% 42.6 Pts
QC Int 160
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 191
44% 192 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 182
28% 184 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 4,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $234

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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

6 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

CPU still great performance in 2018


Excellent

11 months ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Excellent

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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