Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155

  • Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155
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The Intel Core i5 2500K operates at 3.30GHz and can reach as high as 3.70GHz when using Turbo Boost.It features a 6MB L3 cache and uses the HD Graphics 3000 engine

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By TechSpot on -

Although the new Sandy Bridge architecture may not be revolutionary, it is a much improved version of Nehalem as it seems to do everything a little better. When compared to the Clarkdale Core i5 661 processor which we reviewed exactly a year ago, the...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors. It's...

By uk.hardware.info on -

On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not only...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Now that Piledriver-based CPUs and APUs are widely available (and the FX-8350 is selling for less than $200), it's a great time to compare value-oriented chips in our favorite titles. We're also breaking out a test that conveys the latency between...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86...

By XSReviews on -

Interestingly while the 2500k walked all over the aging 760 in our synthetic tests, it didn’t faire quite so well in the gaming ones. Probably some naff titles to choose as evidently they arn’t CPU bottlenecked. Still, this is an impressive chip with...

By iXBT Labs on -

The general conclusion is a bit banal: Sandy Bridge is much better than the previous core. Not as much as Core 2 (Conroe) was better than Pentium 4, but it's still a larger step forward in terms of architecture than Nehalem compared with...

By goldfries.com on -

3 weeks of no articles – it's a record for the site. Anyway before the month comes to a close, here's a short review on the new Core processors.I got tired of the usual benchmarking with numbers lay people don't understand, and even if they understand –...

By PC Mag on 90

The Intel Core i5-2500K offers exceptional value and impressive Sandy Bridge–based performance, but you can (and should) do better than this CPU's integrated graphics. Buy it...

By APH Networks on -

We have a little song we sing here at APH Networks. It goes along with the tune of Taio Cruz's Dynamite radio hit that plays every five minutes on every North American popular music station. "I put my foot down to the floor sometimes / Saying VTEC /...

By Phoronix on -

It was exciting this week to finally see Intel's Sandy Bridge platform work under Linux with OpenGL acceleration without any problems, but it was even more exciting to see just how fast the Core i5 2500K graphics were under Linux using an open-source...

By TechwareLabs on -

The long awaited and much anticipated Sandy Bridge architecture from Intel hit the ground running at CES just 2 weeks ago. This architecture promises better overall performance, the latest version of Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and great...

By SilentPC Review on -

With Sandy Bridge, Intel has set new standards in both performance and power consumption. Not only is the new hardware faster and more efficient, it is also not that expensive. These LGA1155 chips obliterate their comparably priced competition, with the Core i5-2400 and i5-2500K offering the best overall value. The i7-2600K offers a slight clock speed bump and Hyper-threading, but with most applications, the performance boost is generally not worth the US$100 extra over the i5-2500K. However as premium Intel processors...

By Phoronix on -

Lastly, with the usual Apache web-server benchmark, the Core i5 2500K performance was in front of the Core i7 970 by 36%. There is no doubt about it: Intel's Sandy Bridge is fast. In fact, it is damn fast. The Core i5 2500K retails for just over $220...

By ThinkComputers on 90

The long awaited Sandy Bridge architecture is here and I really think that it was worth the wait. Intel is very excited about this new line of processors and they want you to be too. It is always great to see companies improve on existing products...

By FutureLooks on 95

There’s so many good things about Sandy Bridge, I scarcely know where to begin. First off, it’s a new processor architecture that offers valuable performance enhancements that even the average user will enjoy. This includes the new Intel Turbo...

By X-bit Labs on -

So, no matter how attractive the price of new Core i5-2500, Core i5-2400 and Core i5-2300 processors looks like and how appealing their performance is, you should be reasonable and understand very well that you can’t get off cheap if you decide to move to a new platform. It is quite possible that it would...

By HEXUS.net on 90

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors represent a genuine step forward in chip evolution. Now packing in refined, efficient CPU cores and an improved GPU on to the same portion of silicon, Intel has done away with the need for chipset-based graphics for...

By TechRadar on 90

Note: This Intel Core i5-2500K review also reviews the Sandy Bridge architecture as a whole, as well as the high-end Intel Core i7-2600K processor.Ready or not, here they come. Intel is rolling out a thoroughly overhauled range of PC processors based...

By iXBT Labs on -

Finally, a moment anticipated by many: test results of Intel's new LGA1155 platform are available. This resembles the situation with LGA1156, because the new processors will be rolled out in several steps. Today we'll get to know the details of...