Average Bench: 43.7% (335th of 1182)

Based on 1,112 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 32%Average: 43.7% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 56.2% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 156Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 15.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 276Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 273Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,112 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 1-Core 83.4 96
116 2-Core 156 180
56.8% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
187 4-Core 269 295
198 8-Core 273 296
36.9% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 64-Core 276 298
18.5% 276 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 180
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 288
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 180
64% 137 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 293
40% 293 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 175
63% 133 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 287
40% 291 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.7
2-Core 175
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 289
40% 290 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.1
2-Core 169
63% 131 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 283
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 291
20% 291 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 178
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 291
39% 288 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.1
2-Core 147
51% 109 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 282
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 290
19% 290 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 145
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 229
35% 250 Pts
64-Core 227
15% 227 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
1-Core 24.3
2-Core 36.1
15% 30.2 Pts
4-Core 59.4
8-Core 54.8
8% 57.1 Pts
64-Core 87.4
6% 87.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,240,625 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 6% - Terrible Total price: $60

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

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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7 months ago.

Lower TDP than most CPU's in it's class with exceptional performance at an affordable price. This is a good CPU for those who do not want to drop a lot of money into building a low end to even possibly mid level PC for gamming or for what ever your intentions are. Price to performance it's a go.


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