Average Bench: 55.1% (281st of 1137)

Based on 778 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 55.1% Great: 61%
Gaming 55%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 33%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 44.9% 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.


Single Core Integer Speed 83.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 84.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 280Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 279Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 778 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.1 SC Int 83.9 95.8
67.3 SC Float 84.8 96.9
66.4 SC Mixed 84.4 96.3
67.5% 84.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
191 QC Int 271 297
198 QC Float 272 298
193 QC Mixed 272 296
61.6% 272 Pts
Min Avg Max
229 MC Int 279 298
224 MC Float 280 298
224 MC Mixed 279 299
41.9% 279 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 2.7 GHz
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 92.7
74% 92.2 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 293
QC Mixed 293
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 295
MC Mixed 293
44% 294 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 84.1
SC Float 84.6
SC Mixed 84.3
67% 84.3 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 288
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 292
MC Mixed 290
44% 291 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.2
SC Float 74.4
SC Mixed 78.9
61% 76.2 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 279
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 279
42% 278 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 78.3
SC Mixed 74.7
61% 76.1 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 230
55% 244 Pts
MC Int 289
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 292
44% 292 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.1
SC Float 69.5
SC Mixed 68.2
55% 68.9 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 244
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 260
MC Mixed 243
38% 255 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 73.8
SC Mixed 64.1
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 192
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 247
37% 249 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,078,121 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 292 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
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Desktop 45%
Workstation 19%

System: HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $65

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2500S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2500S
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$205.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013


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


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 Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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