Intel Core i5-2520M Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-2520M has 2 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 2. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the PPGA 988 socket and was released in Q1/2011. The Intel Core i5-2520M scores 596 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,339 points.
Intel Core i5-2520M

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-2520M. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-2520M.

Name: Intel Core i5-2520M
Family: Intel Core i5 (328)
CPU group: Intel Core i 2000M (46)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge H
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 2
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-2520M has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-2520M is 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 3.20 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-2520M has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-2520M uses the Intel HD Graphics 3000, which has 96 texture shaders and 12 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 3000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.30 GHz
Compute units: 12
Shader: 96
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: No

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 16 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1333
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-2520M is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 3.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: PPGA 988
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 3.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q1/2011
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-2520M have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
MediaTek Dimensity 1000C MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
598
Intel Core i5-660 Intel Core i5-660
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
597
Intel Core i5-661 Intel Core i5-661
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
597
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
596
MediaTek Dimensity 800U MediaTek Dimensity 800U
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
593
Intel Celeron N4500 Intel Celeron N4500
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
593
HiSilicon Kirin 810 HiSilicon Kirin 810
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
592

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Phenom II X4 945 AMD Phenom II X4 945
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1343
AMD Athlon II X4 750K AMD Athlon II X4 750K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1341
Intel Pentium Gold 6405U Intel Pentium Gold 6405U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1340
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1339
HiSilicon Kirin 710A HiSilicon Kirin 710A
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1338
Intel Core i7-4510U Intel Core i7-4510U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1335
Intel Pentium Silver N5030 Intel Pentium Silver N5030
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1333

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
557
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
552
Intel Core i3-560 Intel Core i3-560
2C 4T @ 3.33 GHz
550
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
549
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v2
6C 12T @ 3.10 GHz
549
Intel Pentium G3450T Intel Pentium G3450T
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
547
Intel Core i7-930 Intel Core i7-930
4C 8T @ 3.06 GHz
541

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Pentium G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1167
MediaTek Helio P60 MediaTek Helio P60
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1167
Intel Celeron G4920 Intel Celeron G4920
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
1163
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1162
Intel Core i3-2125 Intel Core i3-2125
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1162
HiSilicon Kirin 710A HiSilicon Kirin 710A
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1147
Intel Core i5-3610ME Intel Core i5-3610ME
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1144

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
193
Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Celeron J4125
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
192
Intel Core M-5Y10c Intel Core M-5Y10c
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
191
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
190
AMD Phenom II X4 965 AMD Phenom II X4 965
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
190
AMD FX-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
188
AMD FX-8320 AMD FX-8320
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
188

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-10100Y Intel Core i3-10100Y
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
517
AMD Athlon II X4 620 AMD Athlon II X4 620
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
505
Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
499
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
491
Intel Core i5-4210M Intel Core i5-4210M
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
483
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
482
AMD Athlon II X4 610e AMD Athlon II X4 610e
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
476

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-2415M Intel Core i5-2415M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
Intel Core i5-2450M Intel Core i5-2450M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250
AMD A6-5400K AMD A6-5400K
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
AMD A6-5400B AMD A6-5400B
AMD Radeon HD 7540D @ 0.64 GHz
246
HiSilicon Kirin 960S HiSilicon Kirin 960S
ARM Mali-G71 MP8 @ 0.90 GHz
245

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Celeron N6211 Intel Celeron N6211
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
2245
Intel Core i3-5020U Intel Core i3-5020U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
2245
Samsung Exynos 9610 Samsung Exynos 9610
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2235
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2230
Intel Core i5-655K Intel Core i5-655K
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2221
Intel Core i5-650 Intel Core i5-650
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2221
Intel Core i5-3427U Intel Core i5-3427U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
2214

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-750 Intel Core i5-750
4C 4T @ 2.66 GHz
251
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
4C 4T @ 2.83 GHz
249
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
249
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
248
Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Intel Core2 Duo E7500
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
247
Intel Core i5-650 Intel Core i5-650
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
246
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
244

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-3537U Intel Core i7-3537U
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
713
AMD A8-5600K AMD A8-5600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
711
Intel Core i5-3210M Intel Core i5-3210M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
710
Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
709
Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
697
AMD A8-7600 AMD A8-7600
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
693
Intel Core i3-540 Intel Core i3-540
2C 4T @ 3.06 GHz
685

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