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 a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor can significantly improve your experience for relevant use cases.
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The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with its breakthrough media processing feature has amazingly improved the time it takes to create, edit, and share media content. The new enhanced design accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features for faster conversion of media for portable players and online video sharing services.
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor Desktop PC configuration
|Notebook PC Configurations|
|Intel® Processor Name||Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i5-655K Processor||2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor|
cores / threads
|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||22.214.171.1247||126.96.36.1999|
|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) 188.8.131.524||Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 184.108.40.2062|
|Video card||Intel® HD Graphics||Intel® HD3000 Graphics|
|Video driver version||220.127.116.11.2141||18.104.22.168.2246|
|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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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.
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.
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