Average Bench: 38.2% (523rd of 1176)

Based on 8,979 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 20%Average: 38.2% Great: 45%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2540M averaged 61.7% 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 71.1Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 70.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2540M is 25.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2540M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 184Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,979 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 SC Int 70.5 85.7
21.1 SC Float 71.3 86.2
20.7 SC Mixed 71.1 86
49.2% 70.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
85.1 QC Int 173 202
100 QC Float 179 209
87.7 QC Mixed 179 209
31.7% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 MC Int 178 203
109 MC Float 184 209
111 MC Mixed 185 210
12.3% 182 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, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.5
SC Float 84.7
SC Mixed 85.7
58% 84.3 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 208
36% 203 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 206
MC Mixed 207
14% 203 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 84.6
SC Float 85.2
SC Mixed 84.9
59% 84.9 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 209
37% 206 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 209
MC Mixed 210
14% 207 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.7
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 84
58% 84.3 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 211
QC Mixed 208
37% 206 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 207
MC Mixed 208
13% 197 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.5
SC Float 84.8
SC Mixed 84.2
59% 84.5 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 207
QC Mixed 207
37% 204 Pts
MC Int 195
MC Float 205
MC Mixed 206
14% 202 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.9
SC Float 73.6
SC Mixed 82.2
54% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 208
37% 204 Pts
MC Int 199
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 207
14% 205 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.8
SC Float 78.6
SC Mixed 79.1
54% 78.5 Pts
QC Int 164
QC Float 178
QC Mixed 181
31% 174 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 190
13% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 9.4
SC Float 12.1
SC Mixed 10.1
7% 10.5 Pts
QC Int 30.1
QC Float 29.7
QC Mixed 31.6
5% 30.5 Pts
MC Int 34.7
MC Float 33.9
MC Mixed 36.3
2% 35 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2540M Builds (Compare 3,222 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8460p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $383

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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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