Average Bench: 47.6% (873rd of 1452)

Based on 45,308 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 21%Average: 47.6% Great: 59%
Gaming 48%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 33%
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Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2520M averaged 52.3% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 69.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 62.6Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 38.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2520M performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 156Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 155Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 45,308 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.2 Memory 69.5 88.5
15.6 1-Core 62.6 81.7
29.3 2-Core 106 142
49.4% 79.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
45 4-Core 150 198
44.9 8-Core 155 198
20.3% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
44 64-Core 156 198
9.7% 156 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 76
2-Core 137
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 182
24% 182 Pts
64-Core 178
11% 178 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85
1-Core 77
2-Core 112
58% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 186
24% 182 Pts
64-Core 184
11% 184 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 75.9
2-Core 126
59% 94.9 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 185
24% 184 Pts
64-Core 185
11% 185 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 128
59% 95.9 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 171
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 178
11% 178 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 63.6
2-Core 121
56% 89.6 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 171
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 176
11% 176 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 19.2
2-Core 63.2
39% 54.7 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 113
17% 122 Pts
64-Core 180
11% 180 Pts
Socket rPGA988B, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 124
55% 90.5 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 188
25% 187 Pts
64-Core 149
9% 149 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.9
1-Core 76.5
2-Core 127
55% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 182
24% 182 Pts
64-Core 183
11% 183 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.8
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 75.3
48% 70 Pts
4-Core 92.1
8-Core 95.1
12% 93.6 Pts
64-Core 89
6% 89 Pts
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Gaming 5%
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Desktop 48%
Workstation 5%
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System: Dell Latitude E6420

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2520M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2520M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.2 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 SupportedPPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes


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3 months ago.

don't buy this if you want a good cpu for socket g2 buy the I7-3740Qm this cpu will work for most dell latitudes like the e6420 dell latitude


11 months ago.

the slowsest cpu I have ever touched also the release date is 2011 not 2013


5 months ago.

it lags a lot dont make a mistake to buy this


2 years ago.

You can get a (granted, used) laptop with one of those for about 80 usd and if paired with an ssd its really good for business/study related tasks. Just be aware that this thing can get really hot.


6 months ago.

VERY OLD. Very power hungry by modern standards, but still pretty beefy . Capable of handling pretty much any tasks that aren't HEAVY data processing /rendering. Give it some RAM, a SSD, have a wall to plug it in and have fun because it's still a beast.


3 years ago.

I use this for stuff like Kerbal space program and it runs well enough that I can play KSP, and yes it gets hot while doing so, and a bit choppy, so what? I don,t really mind the choppy animations for KSP I'm fine with it


3 years ago.

Old, you can't use for internet browsing, editing


7 days ago.

i think this is best processor ever


2 years ago.

It's a CPU I still use for my online business. Runs everyday without a complain, very reliable and capable of medium heavy loads. Runs a bit hot and power hungry but it's a workhorse.


3 years ago.

4 threads supported, meeting minimum requirements for most games. Just pair it with desktop graphics and game on a budget at decent frame rates. Why pay much more?


18 months ago.

great card to pair with 8 gig ram


5 years ago.

This processor may be aging, but for tasks that aren't gaming it still holds up quite well.


4 years ago.

it still okay to used in daily basic


2 years ago.

Ehh . Its decent for the price . Stutters a lot for any large processing or gaming . Wouldn't recommend .

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