Average Bench: 55.1% (571st of 1239)

Based on 33,043 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 55.1% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2520M averaged 44.8% 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 81.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 68.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 26.7%. 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 173Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 173Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,043 samples)
Min Avg Max
57 Memory 81.3 91
21.3 1-Core 68.7 83.1
44.2 2-Core 117 150
57% 89 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.6 4-Core 170 202
77.7 8-Core 173 203
23.4% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
75.6 64-Core 173 202
11.6% 173 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 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 118
60% 91.8 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 171
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 135
9% 135 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 134
62% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 190
26% 193 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 132
62% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 199
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 79
2-Core 135
62% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 188
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 138
62% 99.1 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 160
23% 164 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.6
1-Core 84.2
2-Core 142
58% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 173
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 168
11% 168 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 37.2
1-Core 12.9
2-Core 23.9
18% 24.7 Pts
4-Core 33.6
8-Core 32.6
5% 33.1 Pts
64-Core 33.2
2% 33.2 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i5-2520M Builds (Compare 7,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $234

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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

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Poor

1 month ago.

es la leche (es broma) pero lo prefiero


Good

10 days 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.


Good

12 months ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

it still okay to used in daily basic


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