Average Bench: 62.9% (476th of 1385)

more Based on 82,538 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: 47%Average: 62.9% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 37.1% 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 80.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 83.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 25.3%. 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 Speed 282Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 279Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 82,538 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.5 Memory 80.2 91.5
48.4 1-Core 83.1 92.4
90.4 2-Core 162 181
63.9% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 4-Core 262 327
179 8-Core 279 334
35.8% 271 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 64-Core 282 334
17.4% 282 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, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 74.3
2-Core 175
67% 113 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 323
42% 315 Pts
64-Core 317
20% 317 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 178
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 300
39% 295 Pts
64-Core 294
18% 294 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 166
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 292
36% 278 Pts
64-Core 280
17% 280 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 87
2-Core 144
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 290
34% 266 Pts
64-Core 278
17% 278 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 81.8
2-Core 165
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 250
34% 252 Pts
64-Core 232
14% 232 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 84.5
2-Core 163
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 224
29% 218 Pts
64-Core 320
20% 320 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 172
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 200
18% 154 Pts
64-Core 176
11% 176 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,832,519 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 2,741 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $18

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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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1 month ago.

After 11 years it has still the horsepower to keep up with modern intel 11th gen mobile U processors.


Good

8 days ago.

very good cpu in 2019 for price


Poor

13 months ago.

9 years old and still going strong....


Excellent

9 months ago.

Yeah ok it wont connect to some GPU...


Excellent

16 days ago.

Best CPU ever for games on 2018 your old! :D


Good

11 months ago.

It's old. It's not the most power-efficient CPU today. But it has 4 full cores and it's dirt cheap. Using it in my 24/7 server since 2017.


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Good

18 days ago.

CPU still great performance in 2018


Poor

17 months ago.

A very good option for budget gaming in Latin America


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

i use it for rendering and its grate.


Excellent

1 month ago.

It gave me huge performance over my i3-2100 CPU..I guess it was a worth upgrade for my little pc


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

too much power


Excellent

2 years ago.

still pretty good for most games


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