Intel Core i5-2500K Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz 6MB BX80623I52500K

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz 6MB BX80623I52500K

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Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 dynamically increases the processor frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.
Intel Smart Cache is dynamically allocated to each processor core based on workload, which significantly reduces latency and improves performance.
Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions add hardware acceleration to AES algorithms and speeds up the execution of AES applications.Specifications
Processor Number - i5-2500K
Number of Cores - 4

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Specs Overview

Model BX80623I52500K
Release Date March 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i5 2nd Gen
Core Name Sandy Bridge
Socket LGA1155
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate -
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 32 nm
Cache L3 6MB

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The Intel Core i5-2500K offers exceptional value and impressive Sandy Bridge–based performance, but you can (and should) do better than this CPU's integrated graphics. Buy it...


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