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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?

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

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 Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 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: 72.12

Overall Rank: 1516

Last Price Change: $57.00 USD (2023-01-27)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4111

Single Thread Rating: 1702
Samples: 7476*
*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 Math14,606 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math7,445 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers27 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting9 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,026 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression65.5 MBytes/Sec
Physics357 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,663 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,702 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of January 2023.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 21st of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st 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.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$57.00 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 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,577
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,749
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,688
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,166
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,964
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,934
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,566
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,795
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,553
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,274
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,111
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
187.31
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
131.34
Intel Core i9-12900K
99.82
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
92.61
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.96
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
72.12
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
39.33
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
27.71
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 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,209
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,061
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,827
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,731
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 i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
1,702
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1730115 - Jan 26 2023
4302
BL1727939 - Jan 23 2023 [Overclocked]
3604
BL1726661 - Jan 22 2023
4105
BL1726377 - Jan 21 2023
4371
BL1725418 - Jan 20 2023 [Overclocked]
5786
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 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,111
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,845 (-6.5%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,698 (-10.0%)
AMD FX-6100 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,690 (-10.2%)
Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,664 (-10.9%)
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,431 (-16.5%)
AMD A10-7850K APU vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,390 (-17.5%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,339 (-18.8%)
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,950 (+20.4%)
Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,677 (+13.8%)
Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,851 (+18.0%)
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,503 (+9.6%)
Intel Pentium G4560 @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,516 (-14.5%)


Is the Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,679
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,553
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,102
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,690
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,669
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,631
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,528
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,506
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,450
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
420