Intel Core i5-2500K
Intel Core i5-2500K
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Intel Core i5-2500K: 63 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

4 x 3.4GHz
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180: 28 x 2.5GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1333MHz
Intel Xeon Gold 5122: 2670MHz

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
Intel Atom C3958: 14nm

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176: 56

5. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
850MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz

6. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i5-2500K
59% have it

7. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
256KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB

8. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
1MB
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176: 28MB

9. thermal design power (TDP)

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.
95W
Intel Atom Z650: 3W

10. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
6387
Intel Core i7-5960X: 16059

11. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.25MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core

12. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
21GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s

13. Supports 64-bit

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.
Intel Core i5-2500K
96% have it

14. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.7GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz

15. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
9128
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

16. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
10.1
Intel Xeon E3-1585L v5: 12

17. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i5-2500K
78% have it

18. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
Intel Core i5-2500K
8% have it

19. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Intel Core i5-2500K
93% have it

20. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i5-2500K
94% have it

21. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Xeon Gold 5115: 6

22. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
995 million
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4: 7200 million

23. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
6MB
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 60MB

24. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
2
Intel Core i9-7920X: 44

25. PassMark result (single)

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
1864
Intel Core i3-7350K: 2625

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