Average Bench: 51.9% (250th of 1182)

more Based on 39,493 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: 37%Average: 51.9% Great: 57%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2500 averaged 48.1% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 88.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 173Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2500 is 20.5%. 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 329Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 1-Core 88.8 96.7
136 2-Core 173 188
61.8% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
202 4-Core 322 359
241 8-Core 329 360
44.3% 325 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 64-Core 333 362
22.3% 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 183
64% 137 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 350
49% 354 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 184
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 343
48% 351 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)
1-Core 94.7
2-Core 184
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 354
8-Core 353
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 181
61% 132 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 346
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 175
63% 134 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 354
47% 347 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.1
2-Core 174
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 335
46% 338 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.5
2-Core 156
59% 123 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 348
46% 340 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2500 Builds (Compare 8,070 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: 45% - Average Total price: $185

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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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Poor

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

20 days ago.

very good cpu in 2019 for price


Average

1 month ago.

Yeah ok it wont connect to some GPU...


Good

21 days ago.

ok ainda esta na guerra


Poor

2 months ago.

Fast and very affordable refurbished desktops with this CPU cost as little as $75


Good

2 months ago.

CPU still great performance in 2018


Good

8 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

optimal performance + stable at all times


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

too much power


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