Average Bench: 35.4% (571st of 1129)

Based on 17,943 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 64.6% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 64.4Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 65Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2450M is 31.8%. 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 163Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 163Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,943 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.1 SC Int 64.4 80
19.5 SC Float 65 80.8
19.9 SC Mixed 64.1 80.3
51.6% 64.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
49.5 QC Int 152 188
52.2 QC Float 159 195
51.5 QC Mixed 159 195
35.4% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.3 MC Int 158 190
53 MC Float 163 196
53.4 MC Mixed 163 196
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 2.5 GHz
SC Int 77.8
SC Float 77.7
SC Mixed 77.8
62% 77.8 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 192
43% 191 Pts
MC Int 187
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 194
29% 191 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 77.8
SC Mixed 75.5
61% 76.8 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 184
41% 182 Pts
MC Int 168
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 183
27% 179 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.4
SC Float 68.2
SC Mixed 66.9
53% 66.8 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 137
QC Mixed 141
31% 139 Pts
MC Int 131
MC Float 128
MC Mixed 132
20% 131 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.9
SC Float 43.5
SC Mixed 49
36% 45.5 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 136
31% 139 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 155
MC Mixed 153
23% 151 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,544,189 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2450M Builds (Compare 2,972 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: 58% - 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...

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11 months ago.

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


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