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Intel Core i5-2500K vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

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These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Ryzen 5 1500X 11510 points
Core i5-2500K 5650 points
Difference: 5860 (104%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Ryzen 5 1500X 28 GT/s
Core i5-2500K 13.2 GT/s
Difference: 14.8 (112%)

Core Speed

Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
Difference: 0.2 (6%)


Ryzen 5 1500X 8
Core i5-2500K 4
Difference: 4 (100%)


Core i5-2500K 95 Watts
Ryzen 5 1500X 65 Watts
Difference: 30 (46%)

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Model Core i5-2500K Ryzen 5 1500X
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Sandy Bridge 14nm
Core Speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 4
Total Threads 4 8
Turbo 1/2/3/4 3.7 GHz
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 2MB
L3 Cache 6 MB 16MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 3000
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 AM4
Released 2011-01-01 April 2017