Average Bench: 39.7% (519th of 1146)

Based on 7,154 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 39.7% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2540M averaged 60.3% 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 70.3Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 69.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2540M is 24.2%. 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 185Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 185Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 SC Int 69.7 85.2
21.9 SC Float 70.7 86.2
21.3 SC Mixed 70.3 85.6
56.2% 70.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.3 QC Int 173 202
91.1 QC Float 179 209
89.2 QC Mixed 181 209
40.2% 178 Pts
Min Avg Max
86.9 MC Int 179 203
85.5 MC Float 185 209
84.7 MC Mixed 185 210
27.4% 183 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 84.6
SC Float 85.6
SC Mixed 85.1
68% 85.1 Pts
QC Int 203
QC Float 209
QC Mixed 209
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 203
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 205
31% 206 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 79.5
SC Mixed 76.8
61% 76.7 Pts
QC Int 96.4
QC Float 86
QC Mixed 153
25% 112 Pts
MC Int 93.2
MC Float 102
MC Mixed 169
18% 121 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51.3
SC Float 57.4
SC Mixed 54.6
44% 54.4 Pts
QC Int 153
QC Float 163
QC Mixed 157
36% 158 Pts
MC Int 189
MC Float 194
MC Mixed 199
29% 194 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2540M Builds (Compare 2,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: HP EliteBook 8460p

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

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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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