Intel Core i5-2500k vs. AMD Phenom II X4 850

Intel Core i5-2500kAMD Phenom II X4 850
3.30 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (1 Core)
3.70 GHzTurbo (All Cores)
4Cores4
NoHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?Yes
6 MBCache2 MB
Intel HD Graphics 3000GPU
0.85 GHzGPU frequency
1.10 GHzGPU (Turbo)
6GPU Generation
10.1DirectX Version
3Max. displays2
Execution units
NoCodec h264No
NoCodec JPEGNo
NoCodec h265 8bitNo
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec VP9No
NoCodec VC-1No
NoCodec AVCNo
Sandy BridgeArchitecturePropus
DDR3-1333MemoryDDR2-1066
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
PCIe version
PCIe lanes
32nmTechnology45nm
LGA 1155SocketAM3
95WTDP95W
YesAES-NINo
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationAMD-V, AMD-RVI
Q1/2011Release dateQ2/2011
ca. 165 $Market price


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 Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
1 (65%)



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 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
3.94 (73%)



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 Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 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 Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
87 (69%)



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 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
334 (72%)




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 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
4112 (64%)



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 Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
1762 (56%)



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 (100%)
AMD Phenom II X4 850AMD Phenom II X4 850
4x 3.30 GHz
6171 (62%)



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