Intel Core i5-2500k - Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i5-2500k

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: 12 Shader: 96
Max. Memory: -- Max. displays: 2
Technology: 32 nm Release date: Q1/2011

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory type: DDR3-1333 Max. Memory: 32 GB
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
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 Gold G5500 Intel Pentium Gold 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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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
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AMD A4-3310MX AMD A4-3310MX
AMD Radeon HD 6480G @ 0.44 GHz
213
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AMD A4-3320M AMD A4-3320M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G @ 0.44 GHz
213
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
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Intel Core i7-2670QM Intel Core i7-2670QM
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
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Intel Core i7-2649M Intel Core i7-2649M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
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Intel Core i7-2629M Intel Core i7-2629M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211
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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.

AMD Ryzen 7 3750H AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4x 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
818
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Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3
14x 2.30 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
816
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Intel Core i3-L16G4 Intel Core i3-L16G4
5x 0.80 GHz (2.80 GHz)
814
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
812
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Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2
6x 3.70 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
811
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
810
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Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6x 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
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
4x 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
2684
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AMD Ryzen 7 3780U AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
4x 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
2684
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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
4x 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
2684
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
2679
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Intel Core i7-4710HQ Intel Core i7-4710HQ
4x 2.50 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
2679
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Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1220 v3
4x 3.10 GHz (3.50 GHz)
2679
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Intel Core i5-4590S Intel Core i5-4590S
4x 3.00 GHz (3.70 GHz)
2651
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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
4x 2.50 GHz (3.50 GHz)
740.7
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Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4x 3.40 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
741.6
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Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4x 1.80 GHz (4.60 GHz) HT
764.2
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Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
778.7
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Intel Core i5-8365U Intel Core i5-8365U
4x 1.60 GHz (4.10 GHz) HT
781.3
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AMD FX-9370 AMD FX-9370
8x 4.40 GHz (4.70 GHz)
787.9
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Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4x 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz)
833.4
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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 Gold G5400T Intel Pentium Gold 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, 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
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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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
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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