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Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

  • 32 nm Sandy Bridge
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000
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Intel’s most popular family member adapts and looks better than ever. The 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor delivers even more performance automatically when you need it and now a better visual PC experience built-in. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor increases your PC’s speed automatically for your demanding applications. It also includes built-in graphics and a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual PC experience with no additional hardware required. And when combined with Intel H67 Express chipset, Intel Core i7-2500 processor delivers visibly smart performance at its best for the desktop with its highest performance built-in graphics and media features.

  • newegg New Microarchitecture on 32nm Process Intel’s cutting-edge 32nm microarchitecture with 2nd gen Hi-K+ metal gate process delivers the 2nd generation Intel Core processors with higher performance at lower power.
  • 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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  • Billy G.
  • 4/19/2014 9:50:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 Years later :)

Pros: I've had this processor for 3 years and it runs all the latest and greatest games with processor to spare.
Hard out of the gate and still running strong.
Money well spent.
No need for overclocking

Cons: none

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  • Shahriar E.
  • 11/15/2013 7:10:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBang for buck

Pros: This processor provided a lot of bang for buck for me. I wish I had gone with the way more powerful i7 but this did the job for me enough.

Cons: None, just not as powerful as an i7.

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  • norman b.
  • 8/18/2013 7:50:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat i5

Pros: Hardcore gamer never OCed it because I never needed to to takes on whatever i give it and never back down or crapped out on me. Love your machine and it will love you

Cons: no from my point of view if you

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  • Gia T.
  • 4/15/2013 11:33:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent

Pros: -price
-gets the job done

Cons: really don't see any,,,,
replace the fan if your going to be a heavy user, but you were gonna do that anyway right?

Other Thoughts: compared this with a few amd quads of similar or better specs, there was no comparison, intel wins.
paired with
z68
8gb ram
radeon 6850
seasonic 620w
it all runs like a champ, going on year 3 now, playing newer games still at a pretty much high settings 1920x1080 with minor adjustments

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  • Jordan A.
  • 4/2/2013 7:37:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: * Works

Cons: * None

Other Thoughts: * It's a processor.
* Intel makes good stuff, never had a CPU go out or be bad over the years.
* I always prefer aftermarket coolers for quiet and cooler temps but stock is fine.

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  • Jason K.
  • 3/10/2013 4:49:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWho needs OCing?

Pros: Fast. Powerful. Four cores. It's a great, versatile chip. I'm not really into overclocking (for now, anyway), so this was perfect for me.

Cons: None. When I first fired the system up, temps were quite high, but this was due to a bundle of wires keeping the fan from turning, not because of anything wrong with the chip. Once that was fixed, it worked flawlessly.

Other Thoughts: I actually have mine underclocked to keep temps down when running BOINC--currently it runs at about 3GHz. It's not a big difference in speed, but every little bit helps since I'm running with stock HSF.

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  • Hector F.
  • 3/4/2013 9:33:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great price (at the time) and great processing power

Cons: None to date.

Other Thoughts: A VERY SHORT TIME AFTER my purchase, the 3rd gen. processors came out just about the same price I payed for this one. Obviously, should I have known, I would've waited for a 3rd gen. processor. But still, this processor is still going strong. No real regrets.

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  • Giancarlo V.
  • 3/2/2013 11:30:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Chip

Pros: Very comfortable price and excellent performance makes this a great value for almost anyone.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Pony up the little extra cash for the k version. This applies to the Ivy Bridge chips too.

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  • James G.
  • 2/14/2013 9:31:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel need I say more

Pros: Price at the time, easy install, Speed

Cons: Price when not on sale..

Other Thoughts: You can download a drive toolbox which optimizes your ssd drive and insures the integrity of the drive...

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  • Rautee S.
  • 1/6/2013 8:24:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great, no issues so far

Cons: None

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