Average Bench: 55.1% (573rd of 1239)

Based on 10,975 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 55.1% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2540M averaged 44.9% 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 80.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2540M is 28.9%. 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 179Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 178Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,975 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.3 Memory 80.4 91.2
18.5 1-Core 69.7 85.9
33.3 2-Core 120 155
57.3% 90.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.3 4-Core 175 209
52.1 8-Core 178 209
24% 176 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.3 64-Core 179 209
12% 179 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 86.6
1-Core 85.9
2-Core 152
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 211
29% 210 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 137
65% 102 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 194
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.8
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 138
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 209
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 206
14% 206 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 85.1
2-Core 145
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 208
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 60
2-Core 86.4
51% 75.7 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 147
21% 150 Pts
64-Core 151
10% 151 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.8
1-Core 16.9
2-Core 29.8
28% 35.8 Pts
4-Core 45.4
8-Core 48.4
6% 46.9 Pts
64-Core 32.4
2% 32.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,617,352 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-2540M Builds (Compare 949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Lenovo 7829DB2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $438

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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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