Real World Speed
Performance profile from 212,808 user samples
133,394 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 209th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
79,414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 333rd / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.8 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
67.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+21%
73.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96 Pts 102 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
188 Pts 190 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
352 Pts +5% 336 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
358 Pts 579 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+62%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+16%
82.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +3% 115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts +4% 228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
433 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts 647 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 33,493,541 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % 0.36 % Higher market share.
+13%
Value
Value For Money
77.3 % 80.5 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % More popular.
+27%
99 %
Price
Price (score)
$246 $149 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
116 Months 31+ Months Much more recent.
+73%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts 642 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+37%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts 584 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+62%
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The i5-2500K is a second generation Sandy Bridge processor which is currently two generations old and nearly three years out of date. The many users that had the good sense to purchase this processor should feel in no hurry to upgrade as it's still no slouch, even by today's standards. The benchmark figures indicate that, even at stock clock rates, in terms of real-world performance this processor is approximately 20% slower than the best currently available, not bad considering its age. Given that the 2500K has an unlocked multiplier upping its performance by 10% with stock cooling should not pose much of a problem for the majority of owners. Here is a detailed performance comparison of the 2500K vs 4670K.  [Jul '13 CPUPro]

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The budget Ryzen 5 2400G is a four core, eight thread APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from AMD’s Raven Ridge product line. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz which boosts to 3.9 GHz. Its RX Vega 11 graphics scores an average bench of 20% which is at the forefront of performance from integrated graphics and is 34% faster than the RX Vega 8 graphics found in the Ryzen 3 2200G (the 2400G’s ultra budget sister APU). The 2400G currently retails at $162 and includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. This puts it in direct competition with Intel’s quad core Coffee Lake i3-8350K at $167, which does have a 26% faster effective speed. However, the 2400G’s integrated graphics are far stronger (137%) than the 8350K’s, making the 2400G a great choice for those looking for an economical multimedia PC or a super budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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