Average Bench: 47.3% (367th of 1137)

Based on 70 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500T CPU @ 2.30GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 47.3% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500T averaged 52.7% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 74.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500T is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500T performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 237Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 236Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 70 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.8 SC Int 74.4 85.4
55.9 SC Float 74.4 85.9
55.6 SC Mixed 74.3 85.6
59.5% 74.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 QC Int 232 256
155 QC Float 233 257
150 QC Mixed 230 255
52.5% 232 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 MC Int 236 255
147 MC Float 237 256
124 MC Mixed 236 256
35.4% 236 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.6
SC Float 83.7
SC Mixed 85
68% 84.8 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 252
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 254
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 255
38% 255 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 85.4
68% 85 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 250
57% 250 Pts
MC Int 251
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 251
38% 250 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 62.9
SC Float 63.5
SC Mixed 63.2
51% 63.2 Pts
QC Int 250
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 249
57% 252 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 250
38% 251 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.6
SC Float 71.9
SC Mixed 70.9
57% 71.1 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 218
QC Mixed 238
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 229
35% 233 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.9
SC Float 84.5
SC Mixed 82.9
66% 83.1 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 210
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 243
MC Float 247
MC Mixed 250
37% 246 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 68
SC Float 72.4
SC Mixed 67.9
56% 69.4 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 233
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 248
MC Float 249
MC Mixed 248
37% 248 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
SC Int 60
SC Float 60.8
SC Mixed 60
48% 60.3 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 234
QC Mixed 180
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 233
MC Mixed 225
33% 223 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.5
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 59.1
44% 54.3 Pts
QC Int 183
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 166
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 192
31% 205 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.3
SC Float 74.2
SC Mixed 70.5
58% 72.3 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 147
QC Mixed 141
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 104
MC Float 121
MC Mixed 107
16% 111 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,079,111 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500T Builds (Compare 5,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $165

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2500T Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2500T
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.25 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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