Core i3-4150T vs Core i5-2500T specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-2500T beats the Core i3-4150T in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-4150T in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-2500T has significantly more cores with 4 cores compared to the Core i3-4150T that has 2 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-4150T has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-2500T. A Core i3-4150T CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-2500T CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-4150T has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.