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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2500K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T vs the Intel Core i5 2500K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500K vs Phenom II X6 1055T

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 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s
Phenom II X6 1055T
133,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 2500K  vs Phenom II X6 1055T 

9.0
10.0

9.8
8.8

Overall

9.4 Out of 10
9.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
Phenom II X6 1055T 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.1 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 850 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,275 N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
Phenom II X6 1055T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 1,160,000,000 904,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 14
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.5V 1.13 - 1.4V
Operating temperature 5 - 72.6°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 3,179 227
Overclock review score 5 4.5
Overclocked clock speed 4.98 GHz 3.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz 4.02 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,433.6 2,085.8
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz 3.95 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 41.29 $/year 54.4 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.03 $/year 165.56 $/year
Performance per watt 6.79 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Idle power consumption 73.4W 81W
Peak power consumption 125.6W 189W
Typical power consumption 112.55W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s
Intel Core i5 2500K
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