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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 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) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2010

CPUmark/$Price: 90.62

Overall Rank: 1914

Last Price Change: $45.48 USD (2023-06-01)

Average CPU Mark
rating
4121

Single Thread Rating: 1699
Samples: 7723*
*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 Math14,485 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math7,415 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers26 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting9,042 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,039 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression67,064 KBytes/Sec
Physics355 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions3,597 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,699 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 15th of April 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 13th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 13th of April 2024.
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$45.48 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 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,352
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,361
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,653
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,579
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,015
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,911
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,325
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,768
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,432
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,183
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,121
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.82
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.63
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.09
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.17
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.13
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
90.62
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.73
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.43
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 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,637
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,037
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,929
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,839
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,704
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
1,699
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2076159 - Apr 12 2024
4260
BL2076153 - Apr 12 2024
4260
BL2074187 - Apr 10 2024
4270
BL2069431 - Apr 04 2024
3264
BL2068736 - Apr 03 2024
4423
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 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
4,121
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,869 (-6.1%)
Intel Core i5-2310 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,640 (-11.7%)
AMD A10-7850K APU vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,416 (-17.1%)
Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,399 (-17.5%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,313 (-19.6%)
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T vs Intel Core i5-2500K
3,184 (-22.7%)
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,954 (+20.2%)
Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,677 (+13.5%)
AMD FX-6300 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,206 (+2.1%)
Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,655 (+12.9%)
AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,645 (+12.7%)
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core vs Intel Core i5-2500K
4,545 (+10.3%)

Is the Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 15th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,806
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,256
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,072
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,570
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,404
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,178
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,995
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,573
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,527
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
824