Intel Core i5 2500K 

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

The Intel Core i5 2500K is an amazing core from Intel, sporting four powerful cores, each clocking at the impressive speed of 3.3GHz, sporting a 6MB L3 cache and also having the option to reach up to 3.7GHz with Turbo Boost. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 even further increases the overall performance of the 2500K, being about twice as fast as previous Intel HD Graphics cards. In conclusion this processor is a great piece of hardware, offering amazing speeds, great graphic capabilities and a reasonable price for this kind of performance.

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 2500K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 2500K
5.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 2500K
10.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 2500K
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 2500K
9.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 2500K
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 2500K
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 2500K

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 2500K
2,750
Core i5 3470
2,580

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500K
9,382
Core i5 3570K
10,311
Core i5 3470
9,436

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500K
2,994
Core i5 3470
2,983

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500K
10,319
Core i5 3470
9,226
Core i5 3570K
10,832

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500K
11,186
Core i5 3470
10,031
Core i5 3570K
11,824

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2500K
6,383
Core i5 3470
6,607

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2500K
1,863
Core i5 3470
1,906

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i5 2500K


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9.8

Overall

9.4 Out of 10

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 Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. SSE
  2. MMX
  3. EM64T
  4. SSE2
  5. AVX
  6. AES
  7. SSE4
  8. SSE3
  9. SSE4.2
  10. SSE4.1
  11. Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX 10.1
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz
3DMark06 5,275

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

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
Transistor count 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 33
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.5V
Operating temperature 5 - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3,179
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,433.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 6.79 pt/W
Idle power consumption 73.4W
Peak power consumption 125.6W
Typical power consumption 112.55W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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still a legend, refer to - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html
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