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Intel Core i5 2500

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2500

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,857 vs 695 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 9.04 pt/W vs 0.94 pt/W Around 9.8x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz vs 2.05 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 93.44W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 55 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark score 6,257 vs 4,624 More than 35% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Mar, 2010 Release date 9 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 27.7 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 100.74 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Opteron 6128

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500 vs Opteron 6128

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2500
2,410,000 MB/s
Opteron 6128
80,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i5 2500
11,542
Opteron 6128
5,761

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500  vs
Opteron 6128 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
G34
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 95W 115W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 9.04 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 93.44W

details

Core i5 2500  vs
Opteron 6128 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 33 10
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 57 7
Overclocked clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.7 GHz 2.05 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i5 2500
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