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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-2500K @ 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 i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?

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Intel Core i5-2500K @ 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) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 90.57

Overall Rank: 1957

Last Price Change: $45.48 USD (2023-06-01)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4119

Single Thread Rating: 1698
Samples: 7742*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 6,617
Thread: 1,888

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

Integer Math14,474 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math7,400 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers26 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting9,034 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,039 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression67,027 KBytes/Sec
Physics355 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,592 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,698 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 30th of May 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 26th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History


Machines with this CPU (or similar)

2.5GbE Firewall Appliance, Intel Core i5 1235U, 10 Core up to 4.40GHz, 6 Intel I226 Ethernet, Sistema Barebone, Mini PC Router, TPM2.0/AES-Ni, Support pfSense/OPNsense 2.5GbE Firewall Appliance, Intel Core i5 1235U, 10 Core up to 4.40GHz, 6 Intel I226 Ethernet, Sistema Barebone, Mini PC Router, TPM2.0/AES-Ni, Support pfSense/OPNsense $578.00
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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,311
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,383
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,182
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,629
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,030
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,906
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,312
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,763
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,494
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,180
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,119
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
219.33
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
156.48
Intel Core i9-12900K
149.43
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-13900K
127.97
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
90.57
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
52.62
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 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,632
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,170
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,926
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,700
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
1,698
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2112589 - May 30 2024
3987
BL2112429 - May 30 2024
4411
BL2111973 - May 29 2024
4429
BL2110869 - May 28 2024 [Overclocked]
5747
BL2110804 - May 27 2024
4452
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,119
AMD FX-6100 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,680 (-10.7%)
Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,641 (-11.6%)
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,402 (-17.4%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,315 (-19.5%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,188 (-22.6%)
AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs Intel Core i5-2500K
2,237 (-45.7%)
Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,677 (+13.6%)
Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,883 (+18.5%)
Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,653 (+13.0%)
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,546 (+10.4%)
Intel Core i3-7100 @ 3.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,330 (+5.1%)
Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,126 (+0.2%)

Is the Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,544
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,269
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,063
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,554
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,401
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,149
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,003
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,882
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,795
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,536
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,522
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
824