Intel Core i5-2500k - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Intel Core i5-2500k has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1155 socket and was released in Q1/2011.
Intel Core i5-2500k
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i5-2500k
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 2000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.70 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 3000
GPU frequency: 0.85 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Execution units: 12
Shader: 96
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Release date: Q1/2011
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: No
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type:
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 95 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
Architecture: Sandy Bridge S
Technology: 32 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Socket: LGA 1155
Release date: Q1/2011
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-2500k have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
716
Intel Core M-5Y71 Intel Core M-5Y71
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
714
Intel Core i7-7660U Intel Core i7-7660U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
709
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
697
Intel Core i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
697
Intel Core i5-5287U Intel Core i5-5287U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
697
Intel Core i7-2860QM Intel Core i7-2860QM
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
696
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 i5-2500 Intel Core i5-2500
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2531
Intel Core i7-7567U Intel Core i7-7567U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2501
Intel Core i5-4590T Intel Core i5-4590T
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
2466
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2450
Intel Core i7-2760QM Intel Core i7-2760QM
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2379
Intel Core i3-10110U Intel Core i3-10110U
2C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
2327
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
2319
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14C 28T @ 2.30 GHz
264
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
263
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
263
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
262
Intel Core i7-3770T Intel Core i7-3770T
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
262
Intel Core i7-4500U Intel Core i7-4500U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
261
Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
261
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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 i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
916
Intel Pentium Gold G5500 Intel Pentium Gold G5500
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
916
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
913
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
894
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
887
Intel Core i5-2400 Intel Core i5-2400
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
863
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
854
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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 i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
128
Intel Core i5-4670T Intel Core i5-4670T
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
128
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
128
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
127
Intel Xeon E3-1270 Intel Xeon E3-1270
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
127
AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
127
Intel Celeron G3950 Intel Celeron G3950
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
127
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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 i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
464
Intel Core i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
462
Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
462
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
461
AMD Phenom II X6 1065T AMD Phenom II X6 1065T
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
460
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
458
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
456
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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 Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14C 28T @ 2.30 GHz
816
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
814
Intel Core i3-L13G4 Intel Core i3-L13G4
5C 5T @ 0.80 GHz
814
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
812
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
811
Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
810
Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
810
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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.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2684
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2684
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2684
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2679
Intel Core i7-4710HQ Intel Core i7-4710HQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
2679
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2679
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2677
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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.

AMD A4-3300M AMD A4-3300M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G @ 0.44 GHz
213
AMD A4-3310MX AMD A4-3310MX
AMD Radeon HD 6480G @ 0.44 GHz
213
AMD A4-3320M AMD A4-3320M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G @ 0.44 GHz
213
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
Intel Core i7-2670QM Intel Core i7-2670QM
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
Intel Core i7-2649M Intel Core i7-2649M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
Intel Core i7-2629M Intel Core i7-2629M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
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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 i5-4430 Intel Core i5-4430
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6452
Intel Core i5-4460S Intel Core i5-4460S
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
6452
Intel Core i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
6408
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
6405
AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
6384
Intel Core i5-6440EQ Intel Core i5-6440EQ
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
6363
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
6275
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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 i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
740.7
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
741.6
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
764.2
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
778.7
Intel Core i5-8365U Intel Core i5-8365U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
781.3
AMD FX-9370 AMD FX-9370
8C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
787.9
AMD Ryzen 5 3450U AMD Ryzen 5 3450U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
829
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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.

AMD Epyc 7281 AMD Epyc 7281
16C 32T @ 2.20 GHz
3175
Intel Pentium Gold G5400T Intel Pentium Gold G5400T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3174
Intel Core i3-4330 Intel Core i3-4330
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3173
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3158
Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
3158
Intel Celeron G4920 Intel Celeron G4920
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
3152
Intel Core i7-4850HQ Intel Core i7-4850HQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3150
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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 i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
10114
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
10070
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
9985
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
9970
Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S
4C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
9807
Intel Core i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
9807
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
9803
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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 i5-5287U Intel Core i5-5287U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1.55
Intel Core i7-5750HQ Intel Core i7-5750HQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
1.55
Intel Core i7-5850EQ Intel Core i7-5850EQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1.55
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.54
Intel Celeron G4920 Intel Celeron G4920
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1.54
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
8C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
1.54
Intel Xeon Silver 4109T Intel Xeon Silver 4109T
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
1.54
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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.

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
5.5
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
5.5
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
5.5
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5.42
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
5.42
Intel Core i3-7320 Intel Core i3-7320
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
5.41
Intel Core i5-4590S Intel Core i5-4590S
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
5.4
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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.

AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
22.7
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
22.5
Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
22.4
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
22.4
Intel Core i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
22.3
Intel Core i5-4570R Intel Core i5-4570R
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
21.8
Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
21.4
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



The four-core processor Intel Core I5-2500K published in the first quarter of 2011 comes from the second generation of Intels Core i5 series. It is based on the "Sandy Bridge" architecture from Intels processor program and is manufactured in the 32 nanometer process. Performance is approximately at the level of an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, which appeared in the third quarter of 2010 and equipped with 6 processor cores.

The base clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-2500K is 3,30 Gigahertz. In turbomodus, the clock frequency of all cores can increase up to 3.70 gigahertz. The processor does not support hyperthreading, but can be overclocked if necessary. When overclocking, however, it must always be ensured for sufficient cooling of the processor. Here either a high-quality CPU cooler or a water cooling must be used. In the motherboard one must also make sure that it has installed the socket "LGA 1155".

The memory supports DDR3 modules with up to 1333 megahertz. The L3 cache of the Intel Core i5-2500K is 6.00 megabytes and supports fast data exchange between processor and memory.

In the Intel Core i5-2500K, graphics unit "Intel HD Graphics 3000" is integrated. This GPU has a basic clock frequency of 0.85 gigahertz. The maximum dynamic frequency, ie the clock frequency of the so-called turbomodus, is 1.10 gigahertz. The graphic unit of the Sixth Generation from Intels GPU program supports Microsofts DirectX 10.1 and Intels "Quick sync video" technology. In the image output, the parallel use of up to 2 monitors is possible.

PCI Express is supported in version 2.0 and offers a total of 16 lanes the ability to connect various additional cards to the processor. How many options there is also depends on the mainboard used.


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