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Intel Core i5-2500

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Intel Core i5-2500 review: specs and price

Intel Core i5-2500
Intel Core i5-2500

Why is Intel Core i5-2500 better than the average?

  • GPU clock speed
    850MHzvs485.5MHz
  • PassMark result
    6254vs5795.35
  • Turbo clock speed
    3.7GHzvs3.37GHz
  • GeekBench result
    8088vs7791.16
  • PassMark result (single)
    1856vs1535.14
  • PassMark result (overclocked)
    7068vs6936.81
  • SSE version
    4.2vs4.18
  • GPU turbo
    1100MHzvs1075.75MHz

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General info

1.GPU clock speed

850MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

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1300MHz

2.DirectX version

10.1

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE

12.1

3.Supports 64-bit
Intel Core i5-2500

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

4.semiconductor size

32nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

12nm

5.thermal design power (TDP)

95W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

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Intel Atom E3805

3W

6.number of transistors

995 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

9600 million

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Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 3.4GHz

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

32 x 3GHz

2.L2 cache

1MB

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

Intel Xeon Phi 7235

32MB

3.CPU threads

4

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64

4.L1 cache

256KB

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

2250KB

5.L2 core

0.25MB/core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

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Intel Core i5-4200Y

2.5MB/core

6.L3 cache

6MB

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

64MB

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Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

21GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Intel Xeon E5504

192.2GB/s

2.RAM speed

1333MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X

2933MHz

3.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

Best

Intel Atom x5-Z8350

12.8

4.bus transfer rate

5GT/s

The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

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Intel Xeon Gold 5115

10.4GT/s

5.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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Intel Xeon E7-8830

4096GB

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Features

1.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Intel Core i5-2500

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

2.Has AES
Intel Core i5-2500

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

3.Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Intel Core i5-2500

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.

4.SSE version

4.2

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.

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4.2

5.Has MMX
Intel Core i5-2500

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

6.Has NX bit
Intel Core i5-2500

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

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Benchmarks

1.PassMark result

6254

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

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Intel Xeon W-2195

26470

2.GeekBench result

8088

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)

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Intel Core i7-6950X

51251

3.performance per watt

85

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

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Intel Core i5-7200U

553.3

4.PassMark result (single)

1856

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.

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Intel Core i3-7350K

2625

5.PassMark result (overclocked)

7068

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU when it is overclocked.

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Intel Core i7-5960X

18948

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