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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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1. 3DMark Vantage* is a 3D graphics benchmark, designed for Microsoft Windows Vista* and DirectX*10. It includes two graphics tests, two CPU tests, and several feature tests. The CPU tests measures the contribution of the processor on 3D graphical performance such as 3D gaming AI and Physics while the graphics test measures game simulation performance.

2. The ProShow Gold* 4.1 workload takes 29 high resolution jpeg photos and converts them to an mpeg2 DVD quality slideshow video file. The photos are in 3872x2592 resolution and total about 170MB. The output slideshow file is about 3min and 9seconds. At the same time The Internet Explorer workload displays 6000 frames of a Flash* 10 .swf photo-grid with floating pictures in a standard html website.