Average Bench: 65.1% (133rd of 961)

more Based on 8,733 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: 65.1% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 34.9% 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 336Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 334Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 22.1%. 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 343Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 342Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,733 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.9 SC Int 90.8 102
84.1 SC Float 91.6 101
82.5 SC Mixed 91.5 102
73.1% 91.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 QC Int 336 392
250 QC Float 336 390
246 QC Mixed 334 389
76% 335 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 MC Int 344 392
275 MC Float 343 391
274 MC Mixed 342 391
51.4% 343 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 97.4
SC Mixed 97.8
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 385
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 388
58% 389 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 98.9
SC Mixed 100
79% 99 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 372
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 372
56% 372 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 94.9
SC Mixed 95.2
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 358
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 359
54% 357 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 95.3
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 95.2
76% 95.4 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 357
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 357
54% 356 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.5
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 95.8
76% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 348
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 356
53% 351 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 88.8
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 87.9
72% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 356
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 355
MC Mixed 341
52% 350 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 88.3
71% 89.1 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 309
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 316
MC Mixed 319
48% 320 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 11,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

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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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