Average Bench: 42.4% (871st of 1240)

Based on 15,847 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00020652, 1FABFBFF00020655, BFEBFBFF00020655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 42.4% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5 M 520 averaged 57.6% 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 61.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5 M 520 is just 16.8%. 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 137Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 137Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,847 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Memory 61.8 67.4
26.4 1-Core 57.9 69.8
45.5 2-Core 97.3 124
45.6% 72.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.8 4-Core 134 162
63.4 8-Core 137 163
18.5% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.8 64-Core 137 162
9.2% 137 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.2
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 109
51% 80.8 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 154
22% 156 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 65.4
1-Core 68
2-Core 117
52% 83.6 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 157
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 148
10% 148 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.2
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 111
51% 81.4 Pts
4-Core 157
8-Core 157
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 158
11% 158 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.8
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 101
49% 77.5 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 157
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 156
10% 156 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 64
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 98.1
49% 76.3 Pts
4-Core 152
8-Core 153
21% 152 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.2
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 85.2
46% 69.9 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 152
17% 133 Pts
64-Core 152
10% 152 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.3
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 89.1
46% 72 Pts
4-Core 131
8-Core 144
18% 138 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
rPGA988A Socket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 53.8
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 115
47% 78.7 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 154
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
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Typical Core i5 M 520 Builds (Compare 2,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 17%
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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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3 months ago.

Terrible performance because it's so old


Poor

1 month ago.

pretty nice for an old processor


Excellent

3 months ago.

It powers my daily driver - a Fujitsu Lifebook E780 laptop from 2010. Works flawlessly paired with an SSD and 8 GB of RAM, but I could use more cores for multitasking. That said, it handles like a champ Office 365 work with Bitdefender antivirus in the background, Google Chrome with multiple tabs open as well as several apps open and docked in the Taskbar. Multiple desktops also. It shows its age when trying to watch Youtube or listen to music while torrenting (audio lags and stutters). I've played games up to Assassin's Creed Black Flag, but nothing newer because of the GPU (Nvidia Geforce 330M). What's frustrating is the fact that, while craving more speed and performance, I realize this 10-year old CPU covers my productivity needs most of the time. Upgrading would be done on a whim, not out of necessity.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Esto es de una laptop del 2007 Y le gana a ese i 3 Que vale maas


Good

13 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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