Core i5-2500 3.3GHz
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Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Performance Specification
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3.3 GHz
3.7 GHz
4 cores
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Sandy Bridge
95W
32nm
LGA 1155/Socket H2
64 Bit
73°C
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32GB
Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-2500 3.3GHz is a performance CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.3GHz, which may go up to 3.7GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.


The processor integrates weak Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 2000, with 6 Execution Units, initially clocked at 850MHz and that go up to 1100MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 95W.


Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.


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wihailiang's Rig
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i can get this cpu for $60 in my country is it worth it? cuz im thinking for waiting ryzen or coffe lake cpu for entire mobo ram and cpu upgrade, my i3 bottleneck rx 470 so much haha

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Iamabeast's Rig
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I say wait for the whole mobo upgrade as this platform is slowly becoming more and more obsolete. Though I would recommend waiting for zen.

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Yeah ure right i hope ryzen 4c/8t or the 6c one is a good challenge for skylake and kabylake i5, though pentium g4560 looks good for the budget lol

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rade235's Rig
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bottleneck?

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bottleneck??

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I can use this cpu with the new Amd RX 470?

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yes .. you can :) without any bottleneck

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Should I upgrade to this? is it worth it?

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Not really hey, upgrade your chipset to 4th Gen

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maybe getting this cpu for 40€ :D

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is the upgrade worth it?

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not really.

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Does this processor still worth to get?

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yes but go for new i5…you will need new motherboard and i think it is cheaper to get,this cpu is old but still powerful

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Lol, I know, I'm not that stupid…

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ok buddy,i didnt say you are stupid :)

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will this be ok for my gpu?

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It should handle it just fine.

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k thnx

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Hey guys! Is Cooler Master TX3 EVO good for this CPU will it drop temps to 5-10 degrees more than a Intel Stock Cooler ?

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TX3 Evo is a very good cooler. You'll be surprised!

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will this cpu bottleneck my gpu?

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no

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