Intel Sandybridge 2500k

Testing and Results

Test Rig

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
  • Motherboard: Asus P8P67-LE
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Graphics Card
  • Memory: 4GB PC3-10666 DDR3
  • Storage: 1000GB SATA 7200rpm
  • PSU: 500watt Xigmatek PSU
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM


To test CPUs, we put them through several synthetic benchmarks and a few games to see how they perform. Each test is run 3 times with an average score taken in order to avoid any fluke results. The benchmarks run are:

3Dmark 11
CustomPC Test Suite
Crysis Warhead

For comparison purposes, we used our in-house test system which has the following hardware setup:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 760
  • Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Graphics Card
  • Memory: 4GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHZ
  • Storage: Samsung 5000GB Barracuda 7200
  • PSU: Corsair TX 650w
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Cinebench is a real world benchmarking tool that’s based on the Cinema4d engine that’s utilised for 3D content generation. It can be used to compare CPU and GPU performance by rendering a scene of shiny balls and similar objects utilising many modern computing standards.


Wprime is a solid multithreaded benchmarking tool used comparing CPU performance by calculating square routes using a “recursive call of Newton’s methond for estimation functions.” Exactly. What he said.

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