Average Bench: 64.6% (144th of 970)

more Based on 10,365 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: 64.6% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 35.3% 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 331Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 24.6%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,365 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 SC Int 90.8 103
77.7 SC Float 90.9 104
80.2 SC Mixed 91.1 104
72.8% 90.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
233 QC Int 333 398
231 QC Float 332 395
238 QC Mixed 331 398
75.3% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
269 MC Int 342 399
277 MC Float 342 398
267 MC Mixed 340 398
51.1% 341 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 97.5
SC Float 96.5
SC Mixed 97.1
78% 97 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 361
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 363
54% 362 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 94
SC Float 95.5
SC Mixed 94.7
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 358
82% 359 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 361
53% 357 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 94.3
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 359
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 358
54% 360 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 92.7
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 360
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 363
54% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 94.8
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 357
52% 345 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 92
74% 92.2 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 354
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 358
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 357
54% 357 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 97.8
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 317
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 327
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 389
57% 381 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 86.8
SC Mixed 86.5
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 345
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 343
51% 340 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
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 Specifications

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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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