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Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2500K

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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 55% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 417 MHz Around 2.8x better turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 333 MHz More than 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD R R-252F

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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 112.55W 8.1x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 41.29 $/year 10.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 110.03 $/year 7.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer May, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Core i5 2500K  vs R R-252F 

clock speed

Core i5 2500K
3.3 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 2500K
3.7 GHz
R R-252F
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i5 2500K
850 MHz
R R-252F
333 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 2500K
4.98 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 2500K
4.88 GHz
R R-252F
1.9 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500K  vs
R R-252F 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 17W
Annual home energy cost 41.29 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 110.03 $/year 14.89 $/year
Typical power consumption 112.55W 13.81W

details

Core i5 2500K  vs
R R-252F 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,160,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 9
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.5V 0.78 - 1.15V
Operating temperature 5 - 72.6°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.98 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz 1.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 7400G
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 333 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 417 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Intel Core i5 2500K
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