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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.

Smart desktop performance that shows and adapts

    Create spectacular slideshows

Create spectacular slideshows

Share memories with friends and family on DVD, PC, and the web. Create visually compelling slideshows quickly with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.

Create spectacular slideshows 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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