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Intel Core i5-2500 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyIntel Core i5
Model number  ? i5-2500
CPU part numbers
  • CM8062300834203 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • BX80623I52500 is a boxed processor (English version)
  • BXC80623I52500 is a boxed processor (Chinese version)
Frequency  ? 3300 MHz
Turbo frequency3700 MHz (1 core)
3600 MHz (2 cores)
3500 MHz (3 cores)
3400 MHz (4 cores)
Bus speed  ? 5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ? 33
Package1155-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array
SocketSocket 1155 / H2 / LGA1155
Size1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Weight0.9oz / 25.4g (CPU)
12.9oz / 365.5g (box)
Introduction dateJan 9, 2011
End-of-Life dateLast order date is March 29, 2013
Last shipment date for tray processors is September 27, 2013
Price at introduction$205
S-spec numbers
  ES/QS processors Production processors
Part number Q1J0 SR00T
BX80623I52500 +
BXC80623I52500 +
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureSandy Bridge
Processor core  ? Sandy Bridge
Core stepping  ? D2 (Q1J0, SR00T)
Manufacturing process0.032 micron High-K metal gate process
Data width64 bit
The number of cores4
The number of threads4
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 4 x 32 KB instruction caches
4 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 4 x 256 KB
Level 3 cache size6 MB shared cache
Cache latency4 (L1 cache)
11 (L2 cache)
26 (L3 cache)
Physical memory32 GB
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
  • TXT / Trusted Execution technology
Low power featuresEnhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: HD 2000
    Base frequency (MHz): 850
    Maximum frequency (MHz): 1100
    The number of supported displays: 2
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 21.3
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 72.6°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 95 Watt
Notes on Intel Core i5-2500
  • According to video driver release notes the GPU supports Intel Wireless Display feature
  • The processor has the following security, data protection and/or software features: Intel vPro technology and Identity Protection technology.
  • The CPU is compatible with Shader Model 4.1, along with DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1 APIs. OpenCL API is not supported.
  • The graphics unit has the following software features enabled: Intel Quick Sync Video, Insider, InTru 3D technology and Clear Video HD technology.

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Prices and launch dates of desktop Sandy Bridge CPUs
Dec 02, 2010: While specifications of many Sandy Bridge desktop microprocessors were known for quite some time, since July of this year, prices and release dates of these models were unknown until last week. At the end of November Expreview revealed prices and launch dates of all Sandy Bridge-based desktop models. Expreview also published specifications of Pentium CPUs, that will be introduced in February and in the second quarter 2011.

Part numbers of desktop Sandy Bridge CPUs emerge on Intel website
Nov 13, 2010: Part numbers of OEM and boxed desktop microprocessors, based on upcoming Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, were published today on Intel's website. S-Spec numbers of these CPUs were also made public. This information confirms model numbers of upcoming Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, that were revealed in July - August of this year. Also, there will be one new quad-core model, Intel Core i5-2300.

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Intel i5-2500 Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:206A7
CPU vendor string:GenuineIntel
CPU name string:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-3550  ? 
Intel Core i5-3570S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2550K  ? 
Intel Core i5-3470  ? 
Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500K  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450  ? 
Intel Core i5-2450P  ? 
Intel Core i7-875K  ? 
Intel Core i7-870  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-4570  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 980  ? 
Intel Core i5-3470  ? 
Intel Core i5-3570S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500K  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 975  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. E0)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. C3)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2450P  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-3570S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2550K  ? 
Intel Core i5-3470  ? 
Intel Core i5-4570  ? 
Intel Core 1.8GHz FF8062700837000  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500K  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450  ? 
Intel Core i5-4570S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2450P  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450S  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i5-4570S  ? 
Intel Core i5-2550K  ? 
Intel Core i5-3470  ? 
Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500K  ? 
Intel Core i5-2500  ? 
Intel Core i7-2600S  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450  ? 
Intel Core i5-4440  ? 
Intel Core i5-2450P  ? 
Intel Core i5-3450S  ? 

CPU ID information for the Core i5-2500

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CPU Family:Core i5
Processor Number:i5-2500
Frequency:3292 MHz
Part number:
S-Spec Number:
Submitted by:Aaron Sawyer
General information
Processor name (BIOS): Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Logical processors:4
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
CPUID signature:206A7
Family: 6 (06h)
Model:42 (02Ah)
Stepping: 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details:64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 4 x 32 KB 4 x 32 KB 4 x 256 KB 6 MB
Associativity: 8-way set
8-way set
8-way set
12-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped Non-inclusive
Shared between all cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
  XSETBV/XGETBV are enabled
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 36-bit page-size extensions
64-bit / Intel 64 64-bit debug store
NX bit/XD-bit Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Intel Virtualization CPL qualified debug store
Intel Trusted Execution technology Debug store
Turbo Boost Debugging extensions
Enhanced SpeedStep Digital Thermal Sensor capability
  Extended xAPIC support
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Pending break enable
  Perfmon and Debug capability
  Physical address extensions
  Power Limit Notification capability
  Process context identifiers
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Thermal monitor
  Thermal monitor 2
  Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities
  Time stamp counter
  Timestamp counter deadline
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  xTPR Update Control

CPUs, related to Intel Core i5-2500

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features  
Intel Core i5 family, Socket 1155
   Core i5-2380P4 / 43.1 GHz3.4 GHz6 MB95WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-24004 / 43.1 GHz3.4 GHz6 MB95WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-3470S4 / 42.9 GHz3.6 GHz6 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-3475S4 / 42.9 GHz3.6 GHz6 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-34504 / 43.1 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB77WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-2450P4 / 43.2 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB95WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-3550S4 / 43 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-34704 / 43.2 GHz3.6 GHz6 MB77WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-3570S4 / 43.1 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-25004 / 43.3 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB95WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT 
   Core i5-2500K4 / 43.3 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB95WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT, Unlock>
   Core i5-35504 / 43.3 GHz3.7 GHz6 MB77WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-2550K4 / 43.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB95WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT, Unlock>
   Core i5-35704 / 43.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB77WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i5-3570K4 / 43.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MB77WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT, Unlock>
Other families, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Socket 1155
   Celeron G5502 / 22.6 GHz 2 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Celeron G5552 / 22.7 GHz 2 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Pentium G8602 / 23 GHz 3 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Pentium G8702 / 23.1 GHz 3 MB65WAES, AVX, TXT, TBT>
   Core i3-21202 / 43.3 GHz 3 MB65WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT>
   Core i3-21252 / 43.3 GHz 3 MB65WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT>
   Core i3-21302 / 43.4 GHz 3 MB65WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT>
   Core i7-26004 / 83.4 GHz3.8 GHz8 MB95WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT>
   Core i7-2700K4 / 83.5 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB95WAES, AVX, HT, TXT, TBT, Unlock>
 • Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the Core i5-2500
 • Click on the >  icon to compare any CPU in the table with the Intel Core i5-2500 (Javascript required).
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
AES - AES instructions
AVX - AVX instructions
HT - Hyper-Threading
TXT - Trusted Execution
TBT - Dynamic Acceleration / Turbo Boost
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (4)

2011-03-04 00:08:32
Posted by: gshv

Back view
2011-03-04 00:11:30
Posted by: gshv

Side view. Part specs on the side are:
i5-2500, 3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, LGA1155, 95W
S-spec: SR00T
Product code: BX80623I52500
UPC: 7 35858 21772 9
EAN: 5 032037 011921
MM#: 911288
2011-03-04 00:11:59
Posted by: gshv

Front view
Core i5-2500 box pictures
2011-03-04 00:16:54
Posted by: gshv

The box has more compact design than the boxes of first generation core processors. Width and height of the box almost exactly match width and height of AMD Athlon II / Phenom II boxes, but the Core i5 box is thicker.
Core i5-2500 box pictures
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