Average Bench: 53.2% (703rd of 1360)

Based on 44,885 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 53.2% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2520M averaged 46.7% 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. Memory Latency 76.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69.3Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 32.6%. 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 178Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 179Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.5 Memory 76.4 90.7
18.6 1-Core 69.3 85.4
33.5 2-Core 120 153
55.9% 88.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
49.1 4-Core 176 214
53.4 8-Core 179 214
24.2% 177 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.2 64-Core 178 215
12% 178 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 89.2
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 121
59% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 185
26% 188 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 76.9
2-Core 128
60% 95.1 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 191
25% 187 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 75.7
2-Core 134
60% 96.5 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 185
21% 163 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 129
57% 92.7 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 194
26% 193 Pts
64-Core 187
12% 187 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 66
2-Core 112
54% 84.2 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 156
20% 152 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 66.6
2-Core 114
52% 83.4 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 185
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.1
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 123
53% 86.7 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 153
18% 138 Pts
64-Core 150
10% 150 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,487,888 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-2520M Builds (Compare 1,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $111

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

This CPU is amazing. For Its age, it still performs the same as a core i5 7200U, and better than a i5 4300U. Back when it was released in 2011 it was one of the best prosseser for its time


Poor

20 months ago.

es la leche (es broma) pero lo prefiero


Excellent

8 months 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.


Poor

13 months ago.

it lags a lot dont make a mistake to buy this


Good

2 years 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

24 months 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


Good

17 months ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

i think this is best processor ever


Excellent

8 months 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.


Excellent

2 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?


Good

3 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

it still okay to used in daily basic


Poor

15 months ago.

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


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