Intel Core i5-7600 vs Intel Core i5-2500

Intel Core i5-7600
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i5-7600

Intel Core i5-2500
Intel Socket 1155DESKTOP
3300 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jan 2011
Intel Core i5-2500

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    140%
  • Intel Core i5-2500
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    142%
  • Intel Core i5-2500
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    137%
  • Intel Core i5-2500
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600

Much higher single threaded performance (around 42% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 37% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 40% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-2500

None

Intel Core i5-7600

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-7600

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-7600

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-7600

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600Intel Core i5-2500
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
vPro
Boost 2.0

Architecture

Intel Core i5-7600Intel Core i5-2500
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsIntel_SandyBridge
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameKaby LakevsSandy Bridge
Release DateSep 2016vsJan 2011

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600Intel Core i5-2500
Cores4vs4
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 630vsIntel HD 2000

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600Intel Core i5-2500
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs6144 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600Intel Core i5-2500
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1155
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackagevsFC-LGA10
Die Sizeunknownvs216mm²
Process14 nmvs32 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600Intel Core i5-2500
Cpu Frequency3500 MHzvs3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speednonevs3700 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP65 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    4200 points
  • Intel Core i5-2500
    3700 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    16800 points
  • Intel Core i5-2500
    13200 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    646
  • Intel Core i5-2500 (simulated)
    470

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600
    174
  • Intel Core i5-2500 (simulated)
    122

points - higher is better