Average Bench: 35.5% (570th of 1128)

Based on 14,656 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 15%Average: 35.5% Great: 42%
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 21%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2430M averaged 64.4% 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.


Single Core Integer Speed 63.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2430M is 27.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2430M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 164Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 164Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 14,656 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.2 SC Int 63.3 77.3
20.3 SC Float 64.1 78
19.9 SC Mixed 63.6 77.8
50.9% 63.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.1 QC Int 153 182
60.2 QC Float 161 188
58.4 QC Mixed 161 189
35.9% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.3 MC Int 158 183
61.7 MC Float 164 189
55.5 MC Mixed 164 190
24.2% 162 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 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.1
SC Float 77.3
SC Mixed 78
62% 77.8 Pts
QC Int 182
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 189
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 185
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 189
28% 188 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.6
SC Float 77
SC Mixed 77
61% 76.5 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 188
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 177
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 188
28% 183 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 76.1
SC Mixed 74.8
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 181
QC Mixed 187
41% 183 Pts
MC Int 180
MC Float 182
MC Mixed 188
27% 183 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 75.8
SC Float 76.9
SC Mixed 75.1
61% 75.9 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 184
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 150
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 187
26% 175 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.6
SC Float 68.8
SC Mixed 70.4
53% 65.9 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 182
41% 179 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 183
27% 181 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.3
SC Float 63.6
SC Mixed 62.2
52% 65.4 Pts
QC Int 160
QC Float 156
QC Mixed 159
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 151
MC Float 153
MC Mixed 156
23% 153 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 45.6
SC Float 63.4
SC Mixed 54.8
44% 54.6 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 144
QC Mixed 160
33% 145 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 36.8
MC Mixed 43.6
12% 79.7 Pts
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Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 17%

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor Numberi5-2430M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo


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 Size37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedPPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes


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3 months ago.

It's a good and I like it, for VM, for gaming in 2018 still good.. I have tried it for some data mining too.


9 days ago.

IT was good for it's time but it lacks a lot.


2 days ago.

Very good performace!

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