Average Bench: 38.5% (541st of 1147)

Based on 7,651 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 38.5% Great: 47%
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 23%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2540M averaged 61.5% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.3Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 68.7Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2540M is 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2540M performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 179Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 179Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 7,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
16 SC Int 67.7 85
18.2 SC Float 68.7 86
18.4 SC Mixed 68.3 85.6
54.6% 68.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
46.6 QC Int 167 202
47.5 QC Float 173 208
47 QC Mixed 175 209
38.9% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
48.6 MC Int 173 203
50.7 MC Float 179 209
50.7 MC Mixed 179 211
26.5% 177 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 85
SC Float 85.6
SC Mixed 84.7
68% 85.1 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 210
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 209
31% 206 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 83.2
SC Float 84.1
SC Mixed 82.7
67% 83.3 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 209
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 203
30% 201 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 73.9
SC Mixed 68.7
60% 74.3 Pts
QC Int 187
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 189
42% 187 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 203
30% 203 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.6
SC Float 68.5
SC Mixed 76.9
56% 70 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 167
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 160
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 168
25% 165 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 74.3
SC Mixed 73.4
60% 74.9 Pts
QC Int 132
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 148
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 201
MC Mixed 204
30% 201 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.4
SC Float 53.3
SC Mixed 53.3
43% 53.7 Pts
QC Int 132
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 137
31% 136 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 155
MC Mixed 145
22% 148 Pts
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Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 22%

System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $474

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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


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


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 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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