Average Bench: 53.2% (664th of 1316)

Based on 42,438 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 53.2% Great: 62%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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 77.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 69Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 27.4%. 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 173Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,438 samples)
Min Avg Max
53 Memory 77.2 90.5
20.4 1-Core 69 83.3
37.4 2-Core 118 150
55.9% 88.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.1 4-Core 172 202
53.4 8-Core 173 203
23.5% 172 Pts
Min Avg Max
53.2 64-Core 175 203
11.7% 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 84.6
1-Core 83.2
2-Core 140
64% 103 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 203
28% 202 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 107
55% 84.5 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 176
22% 166 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 74.6
2-Core 110
57% 88.3 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 128
18% 134 Pts
64-Core 124
8% 124 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 76.5
44% 64 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 132
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 138
9% 138 Pts
Onboard, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 43
2-Core 65.6
42% 60.7 Pts
4-Core 80.3
8-Core 87.4
11% 83.9 Pts
64-Core 89.3
6% 89.3 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 62.7
2-Core 49.2
44% 60.3 Pts
4-Core 83.7
8-Core 90
12% 86.8 Pts
64-Core 137
9% 137 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.7
1-Core 20.7
2-Core 34.9
29% 38.8 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 200
20% 159 Pts
64-Core 196
13% 196 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 40.7
1-Core 20.3
2-Core 38.2
23% 33.1 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 202
20% 159 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2520M Builds (Compare 3,814 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $128

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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

6 months ago.

es la leche (es broma) pero lo prefiero


Good

14 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.


Good

2 months ago.

it lags a lot dont make a mistake to buy this


Good

9 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

3 months ago.

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


Good

12 days ago.

i think this is best processor ever


Excellent

11 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Average

22 months ago.

it still okay to used in daily basic


Poor

1 month ago.

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


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