Average Bench: 71.2% (306th of 1323)

more Based on 79,872 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 71.2% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 28.8% 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 85.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is just 19%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 334Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 332Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,872 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.9 Memory 85.8 92.6
70.3 1-Core 89.9 98.9
132 2-Core 175 192
70.3% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 4-Core 328 369
227 8-Core 332 369
45% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 64-Core 334 369
22.4% 334 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 90.3
1-Core 97
2-Core 191
75% 126 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 367
50% 367 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 179
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 362
50% 367 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 96
2-Core 191
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 354
48% 355 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 183
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 353
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 178
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 359
47% 347 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 90.8
2-Core 162
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 285
34% 256 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,527,831 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 8,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $30

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2500
# 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 Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 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

 Comments

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Excellent

8 months ago.

very good cpu in 2019 for price


Average

7 months ago.

Yeah ok it wont connect to some GPU...


Excellent

5 days ago.

juegos del 2017 para abajo todo en ultra a 1080p 60fps. En los actuales ya se queda cortito.


Excellent

1 month ago.

CPU still great performance in 2018


Poor

3 months ago.

A very good option for budget gaming in Latin America


Average

11 months ago.

Good CPU, i still use it for gaming @1080p


Excellent

12 months ago.

i use it for rendering and its grate.


Excellent

12 months ago.

this cpu is so faster at 3.3ghz 3.7ghz oll core it has got 144 fps in low grafiks at fortnite


Poor

2 years ago.

IntelR Core(TM)i5-2500 CRU @ 3-30GHz 3-30 GHz


Excellent

4 years ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Excellent

2 years ago.

This had the best price point for a long time and worked well for that money


Average

2 years ago.

A good cpu , even though not overclockable , paired with a good gpu it can handle most games at decent setting


Good

2 years ago.

too much power


Excellent

11 months ago.

still pretty good for most games


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