Average Bench: 36.8% (441st of 961)

Based on 8,131 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz

The Intel Core i5-2450M is a mid-range dual-core four threaded mobile processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture. It was launched in Q1 2012 and is a slightly quicker version of the i5-2410M which launched a year earlier. At the time of release, the 2450M was reasonably fast with an effective speed of 61: the base clock speed is 2.5 GHz which can boost up to 3.1 GHz. The TDP of 35W is relatively high by modern standards and is halved in the i5-3317U (see full comparison). A lower TDP leads to extended battery life which is obviously a big plus for mobile processors. The i5-2450M features integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 which isn't adequate for most modern games but it's absolutely fine for handling typical tasks such as browsing and word processing. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2450M averaged 63.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 66.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2450M is 26%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2450M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 168Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 SC Int 66.5 80.3
20.9 SC Float 67.3 80.4
20.9 SC Mixed 67 80.5
53.5% 66.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
67.7 QC Int 158 189
74.1 QC Float 164 195
72.6 QC Mixed 165 196
36.8% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.8 MC Int 163 190
66.8 MC Float 168 196
74.6 MC Mixed 168 198
25% 167 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 80.4
SC Mixed 80.4
64% 80.2 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 195
QC Mixed 196
44% 193 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 191
28% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 75.2
SC Mixed 73.7
59% 73.7 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 194
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 173
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 194
28% 187 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 16.6
SC Float 17.5
SC Mixed 16.6
14% 16.9 Pts
QC Int 47.6
QC Float 47.7
QC Mixed 49.6
11% 48.3 Pts
MC Int 46.3
MC Float 48.6
MC Mixed 50.5
7% 48.5 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,103,630 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2450M Builds (Compare 1,880 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $325

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor Numberi5-2450M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.3 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023, PPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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