Average Bench: 53.7% (625th of 1264)

Based on 36,547 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 34%Average: 53.7% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2520M averaged 46.2% 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 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 28.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2520M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 175Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 174Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,547 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.8 Memory 78.2 90.8
19.8 1-Core 68.9 83.6
37.9 2-Core 119 151
56.2% 88.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.6 4-Core 172 202
53.1 8-Core 174 203
23.7% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.3 64-Core 175 202
11.8% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 83.6
2-Core 137
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 201
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 200
14% 200 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 150
65% 105 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 200
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Socket BGA1023, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 143
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 201
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 162
11% 162 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.7
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 136
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 182
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 141
62% 100 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 192
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 13.2
1-Core 54
2-Core 78.6
26% 48.6 Pts
4-Core 121
8-Core 150
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 132
9% 132 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2520M Builds (Compare 1,919 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $230

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

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 SupportedPPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Good

2 months ago.

es la leche (es broma) pero lo prefiero


Good

4 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.


Terrible

2 months ago.

it lags a lot dont make a mistake to buy this


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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?


Good

15 months ago.

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


Average

11 months ago.

it still okay to used in daily basic


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