Intel Core i5-2500k vs AMD FX-8300

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-2500k CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-8300
Intel Core i5-2500k AMD FX-8300
Intel Core i5 Family AMD FX
Intel Core i 2000 CPU group AMD FX-8000
2 Generation 2
Sandy Bridge S Architecture Vishera (Bulldozer)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 8
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.30 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU no iGPU
0.85 GHz GPU frequency
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo)
6 GPU Generation
32 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
12 Execution units
96 Shader
Max. GPU Memory
10.1 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory DDR3-1866
32 GB Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version
16 PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

95 W TDP (PL1) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

32 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
LGA 1155 Socket AM3+
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2011 Release date Q2/2013
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
697 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2450 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
262 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
180 (69%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
894 (82%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
1088 (100%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
812 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
517 (64%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2679 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2311 (86%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
372 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
217 (58%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1336 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
1289 (96%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
--
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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
6405 (72%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
8844 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
778.7 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
127 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
96 (76%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
461 (71%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
649 (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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3158 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2144 (68%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
9970 (92%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
10892 (100%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.54 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
1.11 (72%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5.42 (80%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
6.77 (100%)
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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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
22.4 (100%)
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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