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Product Name
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code Name
Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge
Processor Number
i5-2500K i5-3570K
End of Life End of Life
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q2'12
Expected Discontinuance
32 nm 22 nm
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $225.00 - $235.00
# of Cores
4 4
# of Threads
4 4
Processor Base Frequency
3.30 GHz 3.40 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.70 GHz 3.80 GHz
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI
95 W 77 W
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available
No No
Link Link
Conflict Free
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 1333/1600
Max # of Memory Channels
2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
No No
Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
850.00 MHz 650.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.10 GHz 1.15 GHz
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Wireless Display
No Yes
Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
Yes Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes Yes
# of Displays Supported
2 3
Device ID
0x112 0x152
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
PCI Express Configurations
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported
LGA1155 FCLGA1155
Max CPU Configuration
1 1
72.6°C 67.4°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Low Halogen Options Available
Thermal Solution Specification
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology
No No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
No No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
No No
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes Yes
Intel® Fast Memory Access
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes Yes
Secure Key
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology
No No
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Technology