Intel Core i5 2500 

Released January, 2011
  • 3.3 GHz
  • Quad core
7.8 Out of 10

Design and Features The Intel Core i5-2500 rests on a tiny circuit board, and its main chip is protected by a brushed metal casing that simply reads, "Intel Core i5.
by PCMag (Jul, 2011)
PCMag Editors did not test the Intel Core i5-2500.
by PCMag (Jul, 2011)
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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 2500 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 2500
6.0
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 2500
7.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 2500
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 2500
n.d.
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 2500
8.2
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 2500
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 2500
7.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 2500

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 2500
2,411
Core i5 3470
2,580

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500
8,816
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500
2,796
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500
2,410,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500
8,767
Core i5 2400
8,258
Core i5 3470
9,226

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500
9,632
Core i5 2400
9,093
Core i5 3470
10,031

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2500
6,257
Core i5 2400
5,813
Core i5 3470
6,607

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2500
1,857
Core i5 2400
1,724
Core i5 3470
1,906

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 57
Overclocked clock speed 3.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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