Conclusion

Interestingly while the 2500k walked all over the aging 760 in our synthetic tests, it didn’t faire quite so well in the gaming ones. Probably some naff titles to choose as evidently they arn’t CPU bottlenecked.

Still, this is an impressive chip with some monstrous OC potential. It’s also hardly priced badly 6 months after release as you can get one now for around £120. Hardly too shabby.

Pros

Great performance
Well priced

Cons

Needs P67 chipset for full OC potential

Thanks to Chillblast for sending us this hardware.

Status
Launched
Launch Date
Q1’11
Processor Number
i5-2500K
# of Cores
4
# of Threads
4
Clock Speed
3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.7 GHz
Intel® Smart Cache
6 MB
Bus/Core Ratio
33
DMI
5 GT/s
Instruction Set
64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options Available
No
Lithography
32 nm
Max TDP
95 W
Recommended Channel Price
$216.00

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