Average Bench: 65.1% (419th of 1316)

Based on 2,518 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 51%Average: 65.1% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 34.8% 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. Memory Latency 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 19.7%. 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 269Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 267Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 Memory 84.9 92.4
53.8 1-Core 82 95.9
106 2-Core 154 180
65.7% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 4-Core 263 294
169 8-Core 267 295
36.2% 265 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 64-Core 269 297
18% 269 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 168
72% 117 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 293
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 285
19% 285 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 96.5
2-Core 178
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 293
40% 293 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 94.1
2-Core 173
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 293
39% 289 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 176
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 290
40% 290 Pts
64-Core 293
20% 293 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.8
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 147
65% 104 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 253
34% 252 Pts
64-Core 260
18% 260 Pts
CPU Socket #0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 182
69% 117 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 292
40% 292 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 79.2
2-Core 147
63% 103 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 276
36% 266 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,525,659 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

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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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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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