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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

  • 32 nm Sandy Bridge
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
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Intel’s most popular family member is more adaptable than ever and unlocked. The 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2500K processor delivers an even better automatic performance increase with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and is overclocking-enabled for the flexibility to set your systems specs the way you like. And when combined with the Intel P67 Express chipset for core overclocking performance, the Intel Core i5-2500K processor delivers visibly smart performance at its best for the desktop with its highest performance built-in graphics and media features.

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  • newegg Fully Unlocked Flexibility and Freedom With its fully unlocked multiplier, the Intel Core i5-2500K processor allows full control over the processor core/turbo and DDR3 ratios as well as power and current limits for the best possible overclocking results. It also allows for processor graphics overclocking for improved 3D performance. Intel’s cutting-edge 32nm micro-architecture with 2nd gen Hi-K+ metal gate process delivers the 2nd generation Intel Core processors with higher performance at lower power, thus better overclocking capability. (Intel P67 Express Chipset required for core and memory overclocking, and Intel H67 Express Chipset required for graphics overclocking.)
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 More intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than previous generation, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you accelerating performance when you need it. It delivers an even greater automatic speed increase by allowing processor and graphics cores to run faster than the base operating frequency for demanding applications if the processor is operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
  • newegg Intel Smart Cache Intel Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from faster, more efficient cache subsystem resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
  • newegg Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller Integrated memory controller enables two channels of DDR3 1333 MHz memory, resulting in up to 21 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
  • newegg Built-in Visuals (with H Chipset) The visual features built into the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family deliver everything you need to enjoy a stunning and seamless visual experience. Intel Quick Sync Video and newly-added Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) make media processing incredibly fast. New built-in Intel HD Graphics delivers discrete 3D graphics performance without the needed cost and power of a discrete graphics card, and features Intel Clear Video Technology than enhances video playback, image quality, and color fidelity for a premium visual experience. What’s more, add another dimension to what you see on your PC with Intel InTRU 3D technology which supports stereoscopic 3D Blu-ray playback in full 1080p resolution over HDMI 1.4.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Margaret B.
  • 11/18/2014 3:43:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 years strong

Pros: Flawless.

Cons: Too Flawless!

Other Thoughts: I have been running my trusty 2500K for three years now with no signs of slowing down. I had upgraded from an E8400 and to me this is the E8400 just made even better.

When I did my 2500K build I constructed it with the thought that I will more than likely be using this computer for at least 5-6 years before looking at an upgrade and so far I have been right on track. Outside of upgrading other peripherals I see no need to upgrade to the latest and greatest anytime soon.

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  • Brian M.
  • 10/26/2014 2:29:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIf only they were all made like this.

Pros: I am forced to upgrade so recently purchased a Devils Canyon which is on its way. If intel didnt force you into new sockets this CPU would last well beyond broadwell / skylake CPU's

Cons: None

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  • AL G.
  • 9/6/2014 7:11:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Best CPU Ever Made

Pros: - 3 years at 4.5 GHz on air and counting
- Handles any task possible
- Single thread performance is on par with current Intel offers and still miles and miles ahead of anything AMD ever built

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: This processor lasted me 3 years so far.
Every year I check if there is any reason to upgrade it and every year it proves there is nothing better and nothing faster for my tasks.
We'll see how many years are ahead.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 9/4/2014 2:27:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill #1 Gaming Beast

Pros: Handles extreme overclocks better than both the newer i5 models, very stable

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Been running this 2500K @ 4.8GHz overclock with SpeedStep still on (idles @ 1.5GHz) with a slight over-volt since I bought this in 2012 with an H80 liquid cooling AIO on lowest fan. Still hasn't become a bottleneck for graphics cards. This chip is an absolute beast.

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  • David A.
  • 9/3/2014 5:33:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Still working great even with stock fan, btw after a few years keep thermal paste handy ^_^d. For what i paid from a few years ago it was worth it.

Cons: none.

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  • Hayden F.
  • 7/30/2014 10:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel strikes again

Pros: Fly little computer, FLY!
Very fast ( Have run it on air at 4.0 Ghz without problem)

Cons: None

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  • Zachary S.
  • 7/8/2014 1:23:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDream come true!

Pros: Reliable, Powerful, Stable. I've had this processor for my first and only build since 2012 and I've been in love with it ever since. I ran it with an EVGA gtx 560ti 2gb card for when I was playing battlefield 3 and Skyrim and I maxed out the settings and they handled it flawlessly. Still happy with this CPU years later and the overclocking is a breeze!

Cons: Cant run 2 on my mobo LOL

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  • Chris K.
  • 7/2/2014 2:39:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat processor

Pros: POWERFUL!

Cons: Does nothing when the computer is off.

Other Thoughts: This processor is so powerful! I grabbed this back in 2012 and its still allowing me to have 60+ FPS (with my 7950) in all these modern games. No overheating issues or any troubles with multitasking.

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  • James W.
  • 6/8/2014 2:15:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: The speed is amazing for it's price and OCing capability, the processor has yet to have trouble handling ANYTHING I've thrown at it, and even managed to not bottleneck a crossfire 2 GTX 770s

Cons: None

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  • Christopher V.
  • 5/1/2014 6:49:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYear 3

Pros: 3 years and still runs like a champ

Cons: Wasn't free

Other Thoughts: I built a machine with this 3 years ago. I have seen no problems with it.

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