Average Bench: 31% (669th of 1159)

Based on 12,828 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, 1FABFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 15%Average: 31% Great: 37%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i5 M 520 averaged 68.9% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 60Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 M 520 is 21.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5 M 520 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 144Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 140Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,828 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.7 SC Int 55 66.8
25.4 SC Float 60 72.7
24.4 SC Mixed 57.6 70
46% 57.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.6 QC Int 132 155
67.9 QC Float 141 167
67.3 QC Mixed 137 163
31% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.2 MC Int 135 156
71.2 MC Float 144 167
66.6 MC Mixed 140 163
20.9% 139 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 64.8
SC Float 70.6
SC Mixed 67.5
54% 67.6 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 157
QC Mixed 155
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 161
MC Mixed 160
24% 157 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.1
SC Float 69.9
SC Mixed 66.9
53% 66.6 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 152
QC Mixed 146
33% 146 Pts
MC Int 141
MC Float 150
MC Mixed 145
22% 146 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.3
SC Float 61.7
SC Mixed 60.2
47% 58.7 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 161
QC Mixed 156
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 150
MC Float 163
MC Mixed 157
23% 156 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 43.3
SC Float 61.3
SC Mixed 63.4
45% 56 Pts
QC Int 106
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 145
30% 134 Pts
MC Int 85.9
MC Float 136
MC Mixed 136
18% 119 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 61.7
SC Float 69.2
SC Mixed 64.7
52% 65.2 Pts
QC Int 139
QC Float 118
QC Mixed 111
28% 123 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 122
MC Mixed 115
17% 116 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 44.8
SC Float 46.9
SC Mixed 45.9
37% 45.9 Pts
QC Int 53.6
QC Float 57
QC Mixed 56.3
13% 55.6 Pts
MC Int 65.4
MC Float 66.5
MC Mixed 67.6
10% 66.5 Pts
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Typical Core i5 M 520 Builds (Compare 1,990 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8440p

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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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1 month ago.

Terrible performance because it's so old


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2 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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