Intel Core i5 2500S 

Released January, 2011
  • 2.7 GHz
  • Quad core
8 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 2500S among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 2500S
7.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 2500S
8.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 2500S
n.d.
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 2500S
5.1
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 2500S
7.2
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 2500S
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 2500S
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 2500S

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 2500S
2.81 mPixels/s
Core i5 2400S
2.65 mPixels/s

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 2500S
2,461

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500S
7,339

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500S
2,781

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500S
2,430,000 MB/s
Core i5 2400S
2,170,000 MB/s
Core i7 2600S
2,475,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500S
7,236

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 2500S
4,988

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 2500S
1,798

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.7 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 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 13.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

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 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 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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