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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 per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 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: 317.83

Overall Rank: 1924

Last Price Change: $12.99 USD (2023-06-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4129

Single Thread Rating: 1707
Samples: 4205*
*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 Math14,543 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math7,452 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers24 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting9,070 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,043 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression67,478 KBytes/Sec
Physics338 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,267 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,707 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of April 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 20th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of April 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$233.99 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$12.99 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 21st of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,341
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,365
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,645
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,577
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,021
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,912
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,323
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,768
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,432
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,184
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
4,129
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 21st of April 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
317.83
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.81
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.61
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.09
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.19
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.11
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.71
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.43
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 21st of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,635
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,036
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,929
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,839
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,704
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
1,707
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2077220 - Apr 13 2024
4083
BL2077090 - Apr 13 2024
4443
BL2074127 - Apr 10 2024
3798
BL2072817 - Apr 08 2024
3563
BL2070703 - Apr 05 2024
4432
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 21st of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
4,129
AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs Intel Core i5-2500
2,236 (-45.8%)
AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500
2,610 (-36.8%)
AMD Athlon II X4 645 vs Intel Core i5-2500
2,341 (-43.3%)
Intel Core i5-4590S @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
5,136 (+24.4%)
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
4,121 (-0.2%)
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,869 (-6.3%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,849 (-6.8%)
Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
3,420 (-17.2%)
AMD Athlon II X4 631 Quad-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500
2,150 (-47.9%)
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500
1,952 (-52.7%)
AMD Athlon X4 740 Quad Core vs Intel Core i5-2500
2,632 (-36.2%)
AMD Athlon II X3 445 vs Intel Core i5-2500
1,823 (-55.8%)

Is the Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 21st of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,624
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,256
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,070
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,571
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,403
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,176
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,991
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,535
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,518
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
803