Average Bench: 36.4% (595th of 1206)

Based on 27,998 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 63.6% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 116Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2450M is 23.7%. 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 Mixed Speed 171Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 170Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,998 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 1-Core 68.3 80.7
45.6 2-Core 116 145
44.5% 92.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
65.8 4-Core 167 196
83 8-Core 170 196
23% 169 Pts
Min Avg Max
74.5 64-Core 171 196
11.5% 171 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 134
52% 107 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 194
26% 194 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 134
52% 107 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 179
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 139
53% 110 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 197
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 44.5
2-Core 128
38% 86.5 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 168
23% 168 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 10.6
2-Core 24.9
8% 17.8 Pts
4-Core 48.5
8-Core 48.6
7% 48.5 Pts
64-Core 47.7
3% 47.7 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,129,006 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2450M Builds (Compare 5,957 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron N5110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $310

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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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4 months ago.

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


Very poor

5 years ago.


Good

10 months ago.

Good


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