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CPU

Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(7 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i5-2500

Part #

BX80623I52500

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

3.3 GHz

TDP

95 W

Series

Intel Core i5

Microarchitecture

Sandy Bridge

Core Family

Sandy Bridge

Socket

LGA1155

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 2000

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 4 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

2 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 6 MB

Lithography

32 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

No

Price History

    Reviews

    hollywood750
    • 238 points
    • 29 months ago

    Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor - As I was examining the motherboard, I was pleasantly surprised to see it still had a processor. I took off the stock fan to see what it was, and it turned out to be this baby. The integrated graphics allowed me to save the weight of a dedicated graphics card, and were still better than Nintendo 3DS graphics.

    JCMsergox
    • 24 points
    • 17 months ago

    Bottlenecks occasionally, but runs well most of the time

    BasikSystems
    • 13 points
    • 10 months ago

    For $40, this was a banging deal. 4 cores, 4 threads, and great gaming and desktop performance. Only downside was the max power consumption didn't match my cooler's supported TDP, leading to some high temps. Also, mobos on this socket are a bit expensive these days.

    InsertNameHere²
    • 12 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build The Almost-Perfect Build

    Got it for $20, good budget processor, even in today's market

    wolfganghendrix
    • 11 points
    • 20 months ago

    from completed build Friday the 13th

    Well priced and still pushing like a champ. No problems yet at all, gaming and all.

    ThriftStoreRaider
    • 11 points
    • 7 months ago

    I was going to get a 2500k, (which is also really cheap, around $30-35 on ebay) but I was worried about temperatures in my ITX machine. To say the least, I am satisfied with my purchase.

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