Intel Core i3-3250 vs. Intel Core i5-2500

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i3-3250 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-2500
Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i5-2500
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
Turbo (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
Turbo (All Cores)
2 Cores 4
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
normal Core architecture normal
Intel HD Graphics 2500 GPU Intel HD Graphics 2000
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.85 GHz
1.05 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
7 GPU Generation 6
22 nm Technology 32 nm
11.0 DirectX Version 10.1
3 Max. displays 2
6 Execution units 6
48 Shader 48
Max. GPU Memory
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec JPEG No
Ivy Bridge Refresh Architecture Sandy Bridge
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1333
2 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory 32 GB
No ECC No
L2 Cache
3.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
PCIe version 2.0
PCIe lanes 16
22 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
LGA 1155 Socket LGA 1155
55W TDP (PL1) 95W
No AES-NI Yes
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q2/2013 Release date Q1/2011
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
697 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
2531 (100%)
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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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
122 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
310 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
673 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
1466 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.05 GHz
101 (95%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
Intel HD Graphics 2000 @ 1.10 GHz
106 (100%)
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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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
2725 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
5740 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
1.47 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
3.52 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
10.8 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for 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 i3-3250 Intel Core i3-3250
2x 3.50 GHz HT
4664 (100%)
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Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i3-3250 Intel Core i5-2500
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