Average Bench: 58.6% (253rd of 1196)

more Based on 45,145 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: 46%Average: 58.6% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 41.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 89.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 175Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is just 18%. 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 333Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 331Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,145 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.4 1-Core 89.4 98.1
143 2-Core 175 194
62.3% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
237 4-Core 327 363
259 8-Core 331 366
44.8% 329 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 64-Core 333 368
22.4% 333 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 184
69% 144 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 409
56% 412 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 190
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 352
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 185
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 352
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95
2-Core 173
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 348
47% 347 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.4
2-Core 183
65% 138 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 352
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.8
2-Core 184
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 353
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
1-Core 92.9
2-Core 187
66% 140 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 357
47% 348 Pts
64-Core 357
24% 357 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 181
64% 135 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 351
48% 351 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 8,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $237

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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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Good

18 days ago.

Really good cpu but requires a good coolor to keep the cpu at goodd temperature


Excellent

2 months ago.

very good cpu in 2019 for price


Excellent

13 days ago.

Great overclocking beast


Average

3 months ago.

Yeah ok it wont connect to some GPU...


Good

14 days ago.

ok ainda esta na guerra


Good

1 month ago.

fhj


Good

5 months ago.

CPU still great performance in 2018


Good

2 months ago.

It was a great CPU for its price, still running after more than 6 years


Excellent

13 days ago.

still performing well with an rx570 1080p 60 fps in almost all games


Poor

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

too much power


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