Average Bench: 48.9% (844th of 1458)

Based on 51,836 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]

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2450M averaged 51.1% 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. Memory Latency 72.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 61.5Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2450M is 34.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2450M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 150Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 150Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,836 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.3 Memory 72.9 89.1
17.4 1-Core 61.5 79.8
32.2 2-Core 104 139
50% 79.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
44.8 4-Core 146 192
47.1 8-Core 150 192
19.7% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
48.2 64-Core 150 192
9.3% 150 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 121
59% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 183
24% 183 Pts
64-Core 182
11% 182 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 72
2-Core 124
58% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 150
8-Core 138
20% 144 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 109
56% 87.3 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 127
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 132
8% 132 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 76.2
2-Core 68.1
49% 71.7 Pts
4-Core 96.2
8-Core 96.6
13% 96.4 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 52.2
1-Core 37.1
2-Core 61
33% 50.1 Pts
4-Core 98.7
8-Core 134
15% 117 Pts
64-Core 120
7% 120 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,231,045 CPUs tested

Typical Core i5-2450M Builds (Compare 1,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $253

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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 9 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

Old but, still can do desktop for apps. Just don't push it with programs.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Surprisingly hard working (like a donkey) CPU, especially when coupled with a mid level graphics card & more ram , handles all things internet , excel & word.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Use Asus K43SM Laptop With this Processor I5 2450M And Nvidia Geforce GT 630M 2GB Since 2012 until now 2021 still works like usuall with no problem :D. I Cant Believe it


Good

2 years ago.

nice for working on photoshop and editor video windows


Terrible

9 days ago.

this is not only handed out by schools in an 80 dollar laptop it barely handles any HD content and will shut off when you try to use it


Excellent

2 years ago.

buen procesador, recomendable para upgradear


Excellent

2 years ago.

This Cpu is So trash, don't use this CPU


Very poor

9 years ago.


Average

3 years ago.

This will not run Minecraft nicely :))))


Good

5 years ago.

Good


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