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Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz 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 i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz Good for Gaming?

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

Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA1155

Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.7 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 65 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) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel Core i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2011

CPUmark/$Price: 61.27

Overall Rank: 2096

Last Price Change: $55.34 USD (2020-05-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
3391

Single Thread Rating: 1645
Samples: 242*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 5,620
Thread: 1,826

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz

Integer Math11,697 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math6,018 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers22 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting7,298 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption847.4 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression55,187 KBytes/Sec
Physics309 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions2,667 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,645 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of February 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 26th of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of February 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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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,421
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,357
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,671
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,589
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,916
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,353
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,386
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
3,391
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.70
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.16
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.25
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.77
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
61.27
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.48
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 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,643
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,176
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,040
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,933
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,840
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,933
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
1,645
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL5057140 - Feb 14 2024
3647
BL5056928 - Feb 09 2024
3795
BL1980883 - Dec 28 2023
3620
BL5051062 - Nov 12 2023
3659
BL5050945 - Nov 11 2023
3581
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
3,391
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500S
4,120 (+21.5%)
AMD A8-5600K APU vs Intel Core i5-2500S
2,843 (-16.2%)
Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500S
3,635 (+7.2%)
AMD A10-7850K APU vs Intel Core i5-2500S
3,435 (+1.3%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T vs Intel Core i5-2500S
3,399 (+0.2%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1065T vs Intel Core i5-2500S
3,388 (-0.1%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T vs Intel Core i5-2500S
3,174 (-6.4%)
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500S
4,205 (+24.0%)
AMD A10-5700 APU vs Intel Core i5-2500S
2,720 (-19.8%)
AMD A8-5500 APU vs Intel Core i5-2500S
2,597 (-23.4%)
Intel Core i5-2550K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500S
4,025 (+18.7%)
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500S
3,866 (+14.0%)

Is the Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,260
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,074
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,562
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,410
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,270
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,179
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,028
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,863
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,798
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i9-14900T
7,584
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,533
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
749