CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3350P vs 2500K among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 2500K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 2500K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3350P

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3350P

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Much lower typical power consumption 56.06W vs 112.55W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports more RAM 33,003.52 MB vs 32,768 MB Almost the same
Much lower annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year vs 41.29 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year vs 110.03 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.98 GHz vs 3.57 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.6 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.88 GHz vs 3.91 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3350P vs 2500K

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 3350P
2,250,000 MB/s
Core i5 2500K
2,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3350P  vs
2500K 
Clock speed 3.1 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 No 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 69W 95W
Annual home energy cost 16.62 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 60.44 $/year 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 13.63 pt/W 6.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 56.06W 112.55W

bus

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

details

Core i5 3350P  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 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 31 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 5 - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 4 3,179
Overclocked clock speed 3.57 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz 4.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz 4.98 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,003.52 MB 32,768 MB
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