Average Bench: 37.3% (566th of 1196)

Based on 25,974 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 17%Average: 37.3% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2520M averaged 62.7% 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 69.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 119Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 27.1%. 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 179Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 176Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 1-Core 69.1 83.1
39.4 2-Core 119 151
45.3% 94 Pts
Min Avg Max
75.6 4-Core 174 202
79.6 8-Core 176 203
23.8% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.5 64-Core 179 203
12% 179 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 82.2
2-Core 140
54% 111 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 197
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.6
2-Core 146
54% 114 Pts
4-Core 197
8-Core 199
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 148
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 201
28% 201 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 82
2-Core 134
52% 108 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 198
27% 196 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 129
46% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 201
28% 201 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.2
2-Core 114
44% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 172
20% 152 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 25.1
2-Core 134
32% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 197
27% 197 Pts
64-Core 195
13% 195 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 14.1
2-Core 26
10% 20 Pts
4-Core 45
8-Core 43.7
6% 44.3 Pts
64-Core 42.4
3% 42.4 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

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Typical Core i5-2520M Builds (Compare 5,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $144

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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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6 months ago.

i have a two laptops with one with a Celeron N3060 and the other Intel i5-2520m the i5 one runs MUCH faster in the long run compared to the new date PC with the older CPU


Excellent

3 months ago.

es la leche (es broma) pero lo prefiero


Excellent

3 months ago.

its the fastest and better


Good

5 months ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

it still okay to used in daily basic


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