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Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor

( 4.8 Average / 99 Ratings )





Core i5-2500K

Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency




L1 Cache

4 x 32KB Instruction
4 x 32KB Data

L2 Cache

2 x 256KB

L3 Cache

1 x 6MB


32 nm

Thermal Design Power

95 Watts

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading


Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 3000

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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


redusty 7 points 25 months ago
from completed build Gaming Baby

I absolutely love the i5 2500k with this Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard. I don't really strain the OC too much, as it is only 4.1 GHz right now, with about 1.285 vcore. It still performs absolutely amazing in games, and haven't noticed any bottlenecking whatsoever.

vreynold 11 points 19 months ago
from completed build Spare Parts

The i5-2500K is an older processor but it is still very capable. I got mine overclocked to 4GHz very easily just by changing its multiplier. I tried pushing it to 4.5 but she wasn't having it. 4.3 seems to be the threshold of stability because sometimes the system will boot and sometimes it won't. I've kept power saving features on however because I like having it wind down to a lower clock when it is idle to save some power.

delfianto 5 points 14 months ago
from completed build Gaming Rig Built in 2011

This is a very solid CPU and one of the best overclocker I ever had, it runs at 4.6GHz with just 1.3 volt. I'm still happy with this CPU as of late 2016, hopefully next year AMD Zen will brings some healty competition in CPU market and price drops as I'm looking to do some upgrades in the upcoming months.

SohanSingh 8 points 13 months ago
from completed build Decade (first gaming pc)

slow but ok

Black_Volumes 5 points 13 months ago
from completed build Budget Build (Updataed)

it can be overclocked to 4.5 stabaly

tehfrr 8 points 8 months ago
from completed build 2011 Sandy Bridge Build

This chip is fantastic. Ran from 2011-2017 on a mild OC, and still going strong. I expect it will continue on for some time when I pass this system on.

MRTKO78 10 points 3 months ago
from completed build "Soundwave"

Good little CPU plenty of power for what i need at the present moment

lmhicks101 3 points 1 month ago

It's a bit old now but it still works and is very stable

Trinergy 10 points 27 days ago

Overclocks like a champ at 1.3v 4.2Ghz