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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 2500T

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 112.55W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 41.29 $/year 3.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 110.03 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 69.8 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2500T vs 2500K

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2500T  vs
2500K 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 4.12 pt/W 6.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 112.55W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 2500T  vs
2500K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.8°C 5 - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 4.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 4.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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