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Compare Core i5 i5-2500K Quad-core 4 Core 3.30 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155 (1 MB - 6 MB Cache - Yes - 32 nm - 95 W - 162.7°F 72.6°C), Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.80GHz Processor (2.8GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)

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Core i5 i5-2500K Quad-core 4 Core 3.30 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155 (1 MB - 6 MB Cache - Yes - 32 nm - 95 W - 162.7°F 72.6°C)
Core i5 i5-2500K Quad-core 4 Core 3.30 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155 (1 MB - 6 MB Cache - Yes - 32 nm - 95 W - 162.7°F 72.6°C)
$433.82
Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.80GHz Processor (2.8GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.80GHz Processor (2.8GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
$255.08
Benchmarks Scores Results Results
PDF Creation: Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
PDF Document Creation

Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
69.00 97.00
Raw Performance: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (GFLOPS)
GFLOPS

Score in ScoreGo
48.00 37.70
3DMark Vantage High
Overall Score 1.0.2

Score in ScoreGo
17508.00 11764.00
Power Consumption: System Idle
Power measured at the plug
(Power Requirement [Watts])
Score in WattsGo
63.00 0.00
Video Editing: Adobe After Effects CS5
Rendering 3 Streams into 1
(210 Frames)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
70.00 118.00
Encryption: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (AES256)
AES256 Encryption

Score in MB/sGo
5900.00 479.00
Image Rendering: 3DS Max 2010
Image Rendering (1440x1080)
(Space Flyby Mentalray)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
206.00 283.00
Archiving: 7-Zip 0.91 Beta
File Compression (multi-threaded)
(LZMA2 Medium Compression)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
61.00 83.00
Memory Bandwitdh: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (Mem)
Memory Bandwidth

Score in GB/sGo
18.00 7.23
Audio Encoding: iTunes 9.0.3.15 (wav to aac Audio)
Audio Transcoding
(wav to aac)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
64.00 92.00
Cinebench 11.5 (Single-threaded)
single-threaded

Score in ptsGo
1.48 0.88
Archiving: WinZIP 14
File Compression
(Compression: Best Method)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
205.00 357.00
PCMark Vantage Memory Test
Memories Suite

Score in ScoreGo
8245.00 7097.00
Video Transcode: Mainconcept Reference v2.0 (MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC)
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC
(FullHD Video)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
70.00 108.00
ALU Performance: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (ALU)
ALU Performance
(Dhrystone GIPS)
Score in ScoreGo
85.30 60.00
Gaming: Left 4 Dead 2
1680x1050
(Medium settings)
Score in FPSGo
248.30 170.20
3DMark Vantage GPU Performance
GPU Score

Score in ScoreGo
15013.00 14259.00
Image Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS 5
Image Processing
(Applying 6 filters to a 69 MB TIF image)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
98.00 130.00
Encryption: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (Overall)
Encryption Score

Score in MB/sGo
2150.00 587.00
Logic: Fritz Chess
Chess game
(multi-threaded)
Score in ScoreGo
10211.00 8072.00
Power Consumption: System/CPU Peak
using Prime 95
(Power Requirement [Watts])
Score in WattsGo
134.00 0.00
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Encoding Video to H.264 Blu-ray 720p
(Video runtime 2min 21s)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
278.00 539.00
Encryption: SiSoftware Sandra 2010 Pro (SHA256)
SHA256 Encryption

Score in MB/sGo
803.00 696.00
Video Transcode: Handbrake (MPEG-2 to H.264)
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to H.264
((High Profile))
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
151.00 225.00
Archiving: WinRAR 3.92 x64
File Compression (multi-threaded)
(Medium compression)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
57.00 89.00
PCMark Vantage Overall Result
PCMark Suite

Score in ScoreGo
10228.00 7722.00
Audio Encoding: Lame 3.98.3 (wav to mp3 Audio)
Audio Encoding: wav to mp3
(160 Kbit/s)
Score in Time [mm:ss]Go
89.00 133.00
Cinebench 11.5 (Multi-threaded)
multi-threaded

Score in ptsGo
5.42 3.48
Gaming: Left 4 Dead
1680x1050, 1.0.0.5
(Medium settings)
Score in FPSGo
213.00 148.10
3DMark Vantage Overall Performance
Overall Score 1.0.2

Score in ScoreGo
15568.00 13371.00