Average Bench: 54.6% (302nd of 1159)

Based on 998 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 41%Average: 54.6% Great: 60%
Gaming 55%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 33%
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Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500S averaged 45.4% 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 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 83.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500S is just 19.3%. 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 277Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 276Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 998 samples)
Min Avg Max
63 SC Int 82.9 95.5
63.7 SC Float 83.3 96.2
63.5 SC Mixed 83.3 96
66.5% 83.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
188 QC Int 269 297
184 QC Float 269 296
191 QC Mixed 270 295
61.1% 270 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 MC Int 277 296
221 MC Float 277 297
216 MC Mixed 276 298
41.5% 277 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, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 91.4
SC Mixed 95.7
70% 87 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 294
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 291
MC Mixed 297
44% 294 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 96
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 287
65% 285 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 298
MC Mixed 293
44% 295 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 75.7
SC Float 87.9
SC Mixed 86.8
67% 83.5 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 293
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 291
MC Mixed 291
44% 291 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 17,488,116 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 79.8
SC Mixed 80.3
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 289
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 294
MC Mixed 299
44% 295 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.3
SC Float 91
SC Mixed 79.8
64% 80.7 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 286
66% 289 Pts
MC Int 291
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 298
44% 294 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,945,857 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500S Builds (Compare 428 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $45

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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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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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