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9.6 out of 10

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor (6M Cache, 3.30 GHz) Box (BX80623I52500K)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i5-2500K Processor (6M Cache, 3.30 GHz) Box (BX80623I52500K)

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Overall 8
8.0

Best for its price

Danya Alrawi, Amazon
15 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this from the 'used like new' category and it was the best decision I've made. I was on a really limited budget and this processor was cheaper than the new one in at least $30 and it came perfectly packaged with a non-used stock fan. Performance wise it's quite okay, again great performance considering its price. I am running it overclocked at 3.7ghz and it's a pretty stable overclock for a non-k processor.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Nice Compromise Between $ and $$$

Garrett Hinote, Amazon
14 May 2013
  • Summary: When building PCs, many people go for an all-or-nothing approach. With the 2500k, another option is added. At 3.3Ghz, you will get a higher than average speed for a slightly above average price. There are better processors out there, albiet for a higher price, but if you're looking for a good middle of the road CPU, this is a perfect pick.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great if you want quad-core but don't care about overclocking

M. Lam, Amazon
20 December 2012
  • Summary: Basically the go-to quad-core processor if you don't care about overclocking. Equivalent Ivy Bridge now is i5-3540 or 3570. Fast and zippy. Stock cooler kind of sucks though, so do yourself a favor and get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+
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Overall 8
8.0

Best all-purpose CPU for under $250!

Kindle Customer, Amazon
27 February 2012
  • Summary: Can't deny that this CPU is much faster at stock than my overclocked AMD Phenom II 940 OC'd to 3.4GHz. The only preventing me from giving it is the included HSF/cooler. Intel can afford to include a truly decent one with an unlocked CPU that is kicking the competitions top of the line desktop processors' arse. I hadn't planned on overclocking this immediately, but the temps are a little concerning while a full load at stock settings is forcing me to change HSF very soon.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good performance for a good price

bioranieri, Amazon
10 November 2011
  • Summary: Good performance for a good price.... Enjoying the Intel processor.... I would go for a core i5 2500K spending only some bucks more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Came from i7 930, didnt notice huge difference, but temps.

P. Carmona, Amazon
3 August 2011
  • Summary: I had an intel i7 930 @ 4.0 Ghz, i have this baby running 24/7 stable at @ 4.5 Ghz 1.312 volts acording to cpu-z. However windows 7 rates this processor at 7.7, which was the same for my I7 930. (both results overclocked). On the other hand i ran Futuremark 3dmark vantage and i did notice on the processor score a 30% difference i think, cant remember, its a bit faster than the i7.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Like a Charm

Silver Beard, Amazon
21 April 2011
  • Summary: Used this with an ASUS P8H67-M Pro motherboard to rebuild an HP Pavilion a1130e desktop. Everything works great. The product arrived in a timely manner and undamaged. Installation was a breeze and it has worked like a charm. It has performed great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Go-To CPU for Everything...Overpriced.

SirStinky, Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: I have been working with computers for quite a while and played around with everything from monster Core i7's, dual quad Xeon's, down to Celeron and Pentium III's, and I can say that I've never met a CPU that did as many thing well as this one. We order all the computers we buy for customers with this CPU from Dell. This is Intel's 2nd generation "Sandy Bridge" quad core CPU.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid CPU, stock cooler a bit unreliable

james regan, Amazon
6 May 2011
  • Summary: powerful enough for most of what I use my PC for, not run into any problems with capability, although I'd suggest investing in a non-stock cooling option, if you weren't thinking of doing for over clocking purposes, as my conked out after a year, with no real additional strain (hadn't overclocked it initially because I was going to buy a different cooler, but never got round to it).
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Overall 8
8.0

Ein Arbeitstier

Matze, Amazon
22 November 2013
  • Summary: Klasse Prozessor. Durch den Boxed-Kühler gibt es allerdings einen Stern Abzug. Warum es Intel nicht schafft hier etwas Vernünftiges rauf zu setzen ist mir ein Rätsel, das Teil ist laut und schafft es grad mal den Prozessor auf 55°C im Idle runterzukühlen. MIt zugekauftem Lüfter liegt die Temperatur entspannt bei 29°C. Zum Takten ist hier also noch jede Menge Luft (dafür steht auch das K in der Prozessorbezeichnung).
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