Intel Core i5-2500k vs. AMD FX-9590

Intel Core i5-2500kAMD FX-9590
3.30 GHzFrequency4.70 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (1 Core)5.00 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (All Cores)5.00 GHz
4Cores8
NoHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?Yes
6 MBCache8 MB
Intel HD Graphics 3000GPU
0.85 GHzGPU frequency
1.10 GHzGPU (Turbo)
6GPU Generation
10.1DirectX Version
3Max. displays0
Execution units
NoCodec h264No
NoCodec JPEGNo
NoCodec h265 8bitNo
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec VP9No
NoCodec VC-1No
NoCodec AVCNo
Sandy BridgeArchitectureCenturion
DDR3-1333MemoryDDR3-1866
2Memory channels2
NoECCYes
PCIe version
PCIe lanes
32nmTechnology32nm
LGA 1155SocketAM3+
95WTDP220W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationAMD-V
Q1/2011Release dateQ3/2013
ca. 165 $Market priceca. 270 $


Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54 (100%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
1.37 (89%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42 (64%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
8.52 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4 (100%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
0 (0%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127 (100%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
114 (90%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (65%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
713 (100%)




Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405 (61%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
10465 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158 (100%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
2587 (82%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970 (76%)
AMD FX-9590AMD FX-9590
8x 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz)
13110 (100%)



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