Average Bench: 34.2% (601st of 1173)

Based on 24,622 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 65.7% 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 64.5Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 64Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2450M is 31.3%. 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 161Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 162Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,622 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.5 SC Int 64 80.1
19.1 SC Float 65.1 80.7
18.4 SC Mixed 64.5 80.6
44.7% 64.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
49.9 QC Int 153 188
51.6 QC Float 158 195
50.4 QC Mixed 158 196
28% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
48.8 MC Int 156 190
51.7 MC Float 161 196
51.3 MC Mixed 162 196
10.8% 160 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, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.1
SC Float 77.6
SC Mixed 77.8
53% 76.5 Pts
QC Int 176
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 188
33% 184 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 182
12% 174 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.7
SC Float 70.2
SC Mixed 68.7
49% 70.2 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 195
34% 192 Pts
MC Int 188
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 193
13% 192 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 20.9
SC Float 20.6
SC Mixed 20.9
14% 20.8 Pts
QC Int 147
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 193
31% 175 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 194
12% 185 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 16
SC Float 18.9
SC Mixed 19.1
12% 18 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 194
QC Mixed 195
31% 176 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 196
MC Mixed 192
13% 192 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 19.6
SC Float 18.6
SC Mixed 17
13% 18.4 Pts
QC Int 140
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 170
30% 166 Pts
MC Int 179
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 192
12% 184 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,648,100 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2450M Builds (Compare 4,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $329

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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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9 months ago.

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


Very poor

4 years ago.


Good

4 months ago.

Good


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