Intel
$225
AMD100-100000031BOX
 $225 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 884,977 user samples
42,038 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 32% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 32% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 702nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
842,939 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 116th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.6 % 83.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+62%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.6 Pts 78.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
64.1 Pts 130 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+103%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 255 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+134%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts 477 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+204%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts 797 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+398%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
85.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
80.6 Pts 136 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+69%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts 272 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+89%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 535 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+173%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 875 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+346%
Market Share
Based on 43,966,611 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 4.43 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,592%
Value
Value For Money
54.7 % 91.5 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 93 % Much more popular.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$225 $199 Cheaper.
+12%
Age
Newest
113 Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+46%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+78%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+44%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+35%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 1136 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+480%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts 1042 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+551%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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