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2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2500 Processor

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Intel® Core™ i5-2500K processor

The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2500K processor adjusts its performance even better to your needs and has our highest performance graphics and media features for the desktop built in. That's Visibly Smart desktop performance with a boost.

The performance comparisons shown below are some examples of how 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor can significantly improve your experience for relevant use cases.

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    Mainstream gaming

Mainstream gaming

3DMark* Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed to test the Microsoft DirectX 10* performance of your PC graphics. A 3DMark score is an overall measure of your system's 3D gaming capabilities, based on the comprehensive real-time 3D graphics and processor tests.

Mainstream gaming chart

The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® HD Graphics is a great choice for casual gamers. You can achieve well over 30 frames per second with mainstream games such as Batman* Arkham Asylum, Sims* 3, and Call of Duty* Modern Warfare 2.

 

Mainstream gaming chart

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor Desktop PC configuration

January 2011

Notebook PC Configurations
Intel® Processor Name Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i5-655K Processor 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor
Number of
cores / threads
2/4 4/4
Processor speed 3.20GHz 3.30GHz
Direct media interface 2.5GT/s 4.8GT/s
Processor third level cache Unified 4MB L3 Unified 6MB L3
Platform manufacturer Intel® DH57JG Intel® DH67BL
Chipset Intel® H57 Express Chipset Intel® H67 Express Chipset
Chipset INF file 9.1.2.1007 9.2.0.1009
Platform BIOS JGIBX10J.86A.0537 V.35
System memory 4 GB (2x2GB) Micron* MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4 CL9 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 4 GB (2x2GB) Micron* MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4 CL9 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24
Hard disk Seagate* 1TB Barracuda SATA2 7200rpm Seagate* 1TB Barracuda SATA2 7200rpm
Hard disk driver Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 9.6.0.1014 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 9.6.0.1032
Video card Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD3000 Graphics
Video driver version 15.17.7.64.2141 8.15.10.1.2246
Graphics resolution 1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color 1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color
Operating system Microsoft* Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS Microsoft* Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS
Microsoft DirectX* version Microsoft DirectX 11 Microsoft DirectX 11
Power management mode High performance High performance

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