Average Bench: 36.7% (543rd of 1117)

Based on 15,663 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 66.9Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 66.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2450M is 25.8%. 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 169Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,663 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 SC Int 66.2 79.8
21.4 SC Float 67 80.9
20.8 SC Mixed 66.9 80.3
53.4% 66.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
58.7 QC Int 159 189
61.5 QC Float 165 195
59 QC Mixed 164 196
36.9% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.6 MC Int 163 190
71.9 MC Float 169 196
55.2 MC Mixed 167 196
24.9% 166 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 77.3
SC Mixed 77.9
62% 77.6 Pts
QC Int 182
QC Float 185
QC Mixed 191
42% 186 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 192
28% 190 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 64.3
SC Float 65.7
SC Mixed 65.5
52% 65.2 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 169
38% 166 Pts
MC Int 162
MC Float 167
MC Mixed 168
25% 166 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 28.3
SC Float 36.4
SC Mixed 40.2
28% 35 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 185
40% 177 Pts
MC Int 187
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 186
28% 186 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 52.4
SC Float 52.7
SC Mixed 64.1
45% 56.4 Pts
QC Int 139
QC Float 107
QC Mixed 41.9
22% 96 Pts
MC Int 127
MC Float 149
MC Mixed 79.1
18% 118 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,824,317 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2450M Builds (Compare 3,175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - 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

 Comments

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

8 months ago.

I5's are always better, doesnt matter what gen, the clock speed is always faster


Terrible

14 days ago.

IT WAS SLOW ITS STILL SLOW


Very poor

3 years ago.


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