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Core i5-2500K


Performance
111.8k points

Description
We need your help: we don't have results in all modes. If you have a i5-2500K and want to help us to complete the stats, you just have to run the benchmark at stock frequency (no oc) in modes FPU, SSE, and validate the results. You don't have to register and the whole process will take less than 3 minutes per mode.

The Core i5-2500K is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on January 2011. This model has 4 Sandy Bridge cores , runs at 3300 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 95 W.

"Sandy Bridge codename was originally ""Gesher"". The development began in 2005 and four years later, the first Sandy Bridge CPU was presented. The most prominent features are Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, AES encryption and SHA-1 hashing acceleration, Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 256-bit instruction set and the ability to have up to 8 physical cores or 16 logical cores through Hyper-Threading."

Specs
Official name
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz
CPUID
206a7
Core
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.3 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.7 GHz
Socket
LGA 1155
Cores/Threads
4/4
TDP
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
4x32+x4x32 kB
Cache L2
4x256 kB
Cache L3
6144 kB
Release date
January 2011
Mean monothread perf.
32.85k points
Mean multithread perf.
111.83k points

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
11.84k
45.51k (x3.8)
Test#2 (FP)
10.43k
40.83k (x3.9)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5.22k
20.7k (x4.0)
Test#1 (Memory)
5.36k
4.79k (x0.9)
TOTAL
32.85k
111.83k (x3.4)

Motherboards where this CPU was tested
Model
Chipset
Release date
Intel Z77
N/A
Intel H61 Express
N/A
Intel Z77
N/A
Intel P67
N/A
Intel Z77
N/A

RAM models tested along with this CPU
Model
Type
Frequency
Size
DDR3
1333 MHz
8 GB
DDR3
1333 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
2133 MHz
2 GB

Overclocking
User
Frequency
Motherboard
1 Sylver
4664 MHz
2 *
4621 MHz
Z77MA-G45 (MS-7759)
3 Sylver
4526 MHz
4 *
4469 MHz
Z77 Extreme4
5 krampak
4373 MHz
Z77 Extreme3
6 krampak
4266 MHz
7 krampak
4263 MHz
8 krampak
4262 MHz
9 krampak
4258 MHz
10 krampak
4256 MHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Similar CPUs to Core i5-2500K
Core i5-2500K (This model)
 Mode AVX monothread  [32.85k points]
 Mode AVX multithread  [111.83k points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [27.3k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [101.29k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [50.1k points +52.52%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [205.89k points +84.10%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [21.02k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [70k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [38.29k points +16.57%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [138.69k points +24.01%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [29.84k points -9.16%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [104.78k points -6.31%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [39.53k points +20.35%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [140.27k points +25.43%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [30.22k points -7.99%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [113.21k points +1.23%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [50.54k points +53.87%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [205.24k points +83.52%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [23.8k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [76.61k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [47.88k points +45.75%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [176.73k points +58.03%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28.34k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [84.24k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [55.01k points +67.46%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [166.25k points +48.66%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [33.79k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [108.01k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [49.21k points +49.79%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [168.69k points +50.84%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [32.49k points -1.09%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [134.08k points +19.89%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
12.12k [2.36%]
11.93k [0.78%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
11.84k
This model
11.82k [-0.13%]
11.78k [-0.47%]
11.59k [-2.15%]
11.56k [-2.36%]
11.54k [-2.55%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
45.91k [0.88%]
45.75k [0.52%]
45.74k [0.50%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
45.51k
This model
44.93k [-1.27%]
44.59k [-2.02%]
44.42k [-2.40%]
44.07k [-3.17%]
43.69k [-4.00%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
10.92k [4.71%]
10.69k [2.49%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
10.43k
This model
10.36k [-0.67%]
10.18k [-2.38%]
10.08k [-3.37%]
10.06k [-3.53%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
42.11k [3.13%]
41.23k [0.98%]
41.21k [0.92%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
40.83k
This model
40.2k [-1.53%]
39.31k [-3.72%]
38.52k [-5.64%]
36.37k [-10.92%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5.42k [3.72%]
5.39k [3.25%]
5.37k [2.77%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
5.22k
This model
5.21k [-0.13%]
5.18k [-0.87%]
5.17k [-1.04%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
20.98k [1.35%]
20.87k [0.81%]
20.74k [0.19%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
20.7k
This model
20.7k [-0.01%]
20.15k [-2.69%]
19.93k [-3.75%]
19.72k [-4.76%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
6.32k [17.88%]
Intel Core i5-2500K
5.36k
This model
5.32k [-0.82%]
5.11k [-4.57%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2500K
4.79k
This model
4.77k [-0.42%]
4.73k [-1.34%]
4.72k [-1.44%]
4.56k [-4.73%]

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