Average Bench: 36.9% (549th of 1173)

Based on 25,556 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 17%Average: 36.9% Great: 44%
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5-2520M averaged 63.0% 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 68.9Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 68.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2520M is 26.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2520M performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 177Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,556 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.3 SC Int 68.8 83.1
20.8 SC Float 69.4 83.7
20.4 SC Mixed 68.9 83.5
47.8% 69 Pts
Min Avg Max
60.1 QC Int 166 195
64.5 QC Float 172 202
61.8 QC Mixed 173 203
30.5% 170 Pts
Min Avg Max
54.9 MC Int 171 196
68.9 MC Float 177 203
83.3 MC Mixed 177 204
11.8% 175 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 83.9
SC Float 75.1
SC Mixed 84.3
56% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 202
QC Mixed 203
36% 200 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 203
MC Mixed 202
14% 200 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.6
SC Float 83.5
SC Mixed 83.6
58% 83.6 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 204
QC Mixed 201
36% 201 Pts
MC Int 194
MC Float 200
MC Mixed 202
13% 199 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 81.4
SC Mixed 82.5
56% 81.2 Pts
QC Int 192
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 196
35% 195 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 198
13% 193 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 82.6
SC Float 79.9
SC Mixed 79.4
56% 80.6 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 203
36% 200 Pts
MC Int 196
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 203
14% 201 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 78
SC Float 82.4
SC Mixed 68.7
53% 76.4 Pts
QC Int 190
QC Float 200
QC Mixed 202
35% 197 Pts
MC Int 197
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 200
13% 200 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 73
SC Mixed 73.8
51% 73.5 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 173
QC Mixed 177
31% 174 Pts
MC Int 142
MC Float 178
MC Mixed 171
11% 164 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 71
49% 70.4 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 162
QC Mixed 160
29% 160 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 181
MC Mixed 154
11% 167 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.5
SC Float 76.1
SC Mixed 74.3
51% 74 Pts
QC Int 149
QC Float 145
QC Mixed 148
26% 147 Pts
MC Int 157
MC Float 159
MC Mixed 164
11% 160 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 5.4
SC Float 7.9
SC Mixed 7.4
5% 6.9 Pts
QC Int 25.9
QC Float 29.6
QC Mixed 28.5
5% 28 Pts
MC Int 33.7
MC Float 36.4
MC Mixed 34.4
2% 34.8 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2520M Builds (Compare 5,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $151

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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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2 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


Good

4 months ago.

es la leche (es broma) pero lo prefiero


Good

1 month ago.

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


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