Average Bench: 30.2% (711th of 1206)

Based on 14,076 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, 1FABFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 15%Average: 30.2% Great: 36%
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5 M 520 averaged 69.7% 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 57Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 98.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 M 520 is 20.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5 M 520 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 140Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 140Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,076 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 1-Core 57 70
48.6 2-Core 98.6 124
37.5% 77.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
68.4 4-Core 137 162
70.3 8-Core 140 163
18.9% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.9 64-Core 140 163
9.4% 140 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 70.2
2-Core 121
46% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 165
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 67
2-Core 113
44% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 161
22% 161 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 108
43% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 158
22% 158 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.5
2-Core 110
44% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 156
21% 156 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 61.9
2-Core 103
40% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 161
8-Core 165
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 117
44% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 145
8-Core 147
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.2
2-Core 103
36% 77.1 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 132
18% 132 Pts
64-Core 132
9% 132 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 35.7
2-Core 61.6
24% 48.7 Pts
4-Core 106
8-Core 105
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
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Typical Core i5 M 520 Builds (Compare 2,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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System: HP EliteBook 8440p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $70

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-520M Processor (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
Code NameArrandale
Launch DateQ1'10
Processor Numberi5-520M
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$212.00 - $227.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.933 GHz
Bus Speed2.5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency500 MHz
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency766 MHz
Clear Video HD TechYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size8 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 800/1066
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth17.1 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions36-bit
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16
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 Tech1.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package SizerPGA 37.5mmx 37.5mm, BGA 34mmx28mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography45 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedBGA1288, PGA988
Processing Die Size81 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors382 million
Graphics and IMC Die Size114 mm2
# of Graphics and IMC Die Transistors177 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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21 days ago.

Terrible performance because it's so old


Good

8 months ago.

USA-User is probably referring to his/her mom. Old and bad performance. This is a 10 year old processor. It does everything as well as 10 years ago, like your granddad, that does his gardening work. Sure, there are faster machines. More efficient ones. But it is effective. It does work tasks and browsing. Great for office work. Really good battery performance. Almost vintage style, while still being useful. And: The chip costs less than Fallout 76 original price. It lags not as much as Fallout 76, it looks cool, it just works. 520m win - everyone else lose. 4 stars, because yeah, its old. There are alternatives sure. But if you have one, it is enough for serious office work. Dont expect a gaming or calculating prodigy, expect a solid processor.


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