Average Bench: 53.8% (649th of 1307)

Based on 14,810 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 53.8% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2540M averaged 46.2% 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 77.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2540M is 23.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2540M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 182Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 181Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,810 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 Memory 77.5 90.6
26 1-Core 69.6 85.5
56 2-Core 121 154
56.4% 89.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
79.2 4-Core 176 209
99.8 8-Core 181 209
24.3% 178 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 64-Core 182 209
12.2% 182 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 138
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 197
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 77
2-Core 132
63% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 210
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 65
2-Core 144
56% 93 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 206
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.1
1-Core 12.5
2-Core 23.3
22% 28.6 Pts
4-Core 31.9
8-Core 43.9
5% 37.9 Pts
64-Core 38.9
3% 38.9 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 43.4
1-Core 13.8
2-Core 26.2
21% 27.8 Pts
4-Core 43.8
8-Core 46.1
6% 44.9 Pts
64-Core 40.4
3% 40.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i5-2540M Builds (Compare 3,339 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $347

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2540M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2540M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$269.00
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 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
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)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023, PPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

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