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Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1155

Clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.7 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 95 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB,

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel Core i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 117.34

Overall Rank: 1525

Last Price Change: $34.99 USD (2023-02-01)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4106

Single Thread Rating: 1705
Samples: 3989*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 6,542
Thread: 1,888

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz

Integer Math14,596 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math7,451 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers24 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting9 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,032 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression65.8 MBytes/Sec
Physics338 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,195 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,705 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 1st of February 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 28th of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 28th of January 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$249.21 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$34.99 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 2nd of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,581
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,753
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,688
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,162
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,962
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,933
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,564
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,795
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,555
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,268
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
4,106
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 2nd of February 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
171.95
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
132.13
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
117.34
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
114.01
Intel Core i9-12900K
99.83
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.97
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
41.70
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
31.20
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 2nd of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,208
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,060
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,827
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,730
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,356
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,948
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
2,891
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,664
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
1,705
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1734234 - Feb 01 2023
4357
BL1730404 - Jan 27 2023
4089
BL1730150 - Jan 26 2023
2352
BL1722943 - Jan 17 2023
4302
BL1721334 - Jan 15 2023
4239
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
As of 2nd of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
4,106
AMD A8-7600 APU vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,217 (-21.7%)
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500
4,188 (+2.0%)
Intel Core i5-4440 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
4,749 (+15.7%)
AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500
4,655 (+13.4%)
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
4,112 (+0.2%)
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,846 (-6.3%)
Intel Core i3-4170 @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,578 (-12.8%)
AMD Athlon X4 950 vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,552 (-13.5%)
Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,383 (-17.6%)
AMD A10-6700 APU vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,116 (-24.1%)
AMD Phenom II X4 840 vs Intel Core i5-2500
2,372 (-42.2%)
AMD Athlon X4 870K vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,392 (-17.4%)


Is the Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 2nd of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,633
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,795
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,563
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,106
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,697
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,676
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,647
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,519
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,510
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,437
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
407