Intel Core i5-2500k - Benchmark and Specs

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

Frequency: 3.30 GHz CPU Cores: 4
Turbo (1 Core): 3.70 GHz CPU Threads: 4
Turbo (4 Cores): 3.70 GHz
Hyperthreading: No Overclocking: Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 3000
GPU frequency: 0.85 GHz GPU (Turbo): 1.10 GHz
Generation: 6 DirectX Version: 10.1
Execution units: Max. displays: 2

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

h264: No
JPEG: No
h265 8bit: No
h265 10bit: No
VP8: No
VP9: No
VC-1: No
AVC: No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: DDR3-1333 Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 ECC: No
PCIe version: 2.0 PCIe lanes: 16

EncryptionEncryption

AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

TDP: 95 W Tjunction max. --
TDP up: -- TDP down: --

Technical detailsTechnical details

L3-Cache: 6.00 MB Technology: 32 nm
Architecture: Sandy Bridge Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1155
Release date: Q1/2011 Market price: ca. 165 $

Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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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 Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14x 2.30 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
264
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Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4x 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
263
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Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12x 2.50 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
263
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
262
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Intel Core i7-3770T Intel Core i7-3770T
4x 2.50 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
262
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Intel Core i7-4500U Intel Core i7-4500U
2x 1.80 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
261
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Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
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
2x 3.70 GHz HT
916
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Intel Pentium G5500 Intel Pentium G5500
2x 3.80 GHz HT
916
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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
6x 2.80 GHz (3.30 GHz)
913
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
894
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AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2x 3.50 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
887
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AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6x 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz)
854
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AMD Athlon 240GE AMD Athlon 240GE
2x 3.50 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
841
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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
4x 3.10 GHz (3.30 GHz)
128
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Intel Core i5-4670T Intel Core i5-4670T
4x 2.30 GHz (3.30 GHz)
128
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Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4x 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
128
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127
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AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2x 3.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
127
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Intel Celeron G3950 Intel Celeron G3950
2x 3.00 GHz
127
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Intel Core i7 7Y75 Intel Core i7 7Y75
2x 1.30 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
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
4x 2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz)
464
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Intel Core i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4x 3.10 GHz (3.30 GHz)
462
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Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S
4x 2.90 GHz (3.60 GHz)
462
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461
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AMD Phenom II X6 1065T AMD Phenom II X6 1065T
6x 2.90 GHz (3.40 GHz)
460
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Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2x 4.20 GHz HT
458
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AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6x 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz)
456
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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
4x 3.00 GHz (3.20 GHz)
6452
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Intel Core i5-4460S Intel Core i5-4460S
4x 2.90 GHz (3.40 GHz)
6452
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Intel Core i5-6500T Intel Core i5-6500T
4x 2.50 GHz (3.10 GHz)
6408
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405
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AMD FX-6300 AMD FX-6300
6x 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz)
6384
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Intel Core i5-6440EQ Intel Core i5-6440EQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.40 GHz)
6363
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Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2x 4.20 GHz HT
6275
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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
16x 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) HT
3175
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Intel Pentium G5400T Intel Pentium G5400T
2x 3.10 GHz HT
3174
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Intel Core i3-4330 Intel Core i3-4330
2x 3.50 GHz HT
3173
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158
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Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i5-6300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
3158
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Intel Celeron G4920 Intel Celeron G4920
2x 3.20 GHz
3152
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Intel Core i7-4850HQ Intel Core i7-4850HQ
4x 2.30 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
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
4x 3.20 GHz (3.40 GHz)
10114
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Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
10070
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Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4x 2.30 GHz (3.20 GHz)
9985
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970
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Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S
4x 2.90 GHz (3.60 GHz)
9807
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Intel Core i5-4440 Intel Core i5-4440
4x 3.10 GHz (3.30 GHz)
9807
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AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8x 3.20 GHz (4.00 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
2x 2.90 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
1.55
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Intel Core i7-5750HQ Intel Core i7-5750HQ
4x 2.50 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
1.55
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Intel Core i7-5850EQ Intel Core i7-5850EQ
4x 2.70 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
1.55
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54
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Intel Celeron G4920 Intel Celeron G4920
2x 3.20 GHz
1.54
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Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Intel Xeon Silver 4108
8x 1.80 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
1.54
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Intel Xeon Silver 4109T Intel Xeon Silver 4109T
8x 2.00 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
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
6x 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz)
5.5
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AMD Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4x 2.00 GHz (3.40 GHz)
5.5
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Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
5.42
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42
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Intel Core i3-7320 Intel Core i3-7320
2x 4.10 GHz HT
5.41
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Intel Core i5-4590S Intel Core i5-4590S
4x 3.00 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.4
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Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4x 3.20 GHz (3.40 GHz)
5.4
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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.

AMD A8-3500M AMD A8-3500M
4x 1.50 GHz (2.40 GHz)
22.7
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Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4x 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
22.5
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Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
22.4
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4
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Intel Core i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
2x 2.80 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
22.3
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Intel Core i5-4570R Intel Core i5-4570R
4x 2.70 GHz (3.20 GHz)
21.8
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Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4x 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) HT
21.4
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