December 8, 2011

Intel Core i5-2430M

The Intel Core i5-2430M is a dual core processor commonly seen on mid-class core i-Series notebook PCs. The Intel Core i5-2430M is created on the Sandy Bridge architecture and clocked at 2.4 GHz but since this processor supports TurboBoost Technology it can reach up to 2.7 GHz when 2 cores are active and 3.0 GHz when only 1 core is active.

This Sandy Bridge processor offers Hyperthreading Technology to handle 4 threads at once for improvement in performance of up 20% more. The Core i5-2430M processor supports many of the instruction extension but it does not support AES, VT-d, and Trusted Execution functions. The Core i5-2430M is faster by just about 100MHz than the Core i5-2410M model.

The Core i5-2430M processor offers an integrated graphics card dubbed Intel HD Graphics 3000 which is faster than the older Intel HD Graphics. The integrated graphics controller, which is already part of the 32 nm CPU core, shares the fast level 3 cache memory with the CPU cores. In the Core i5-2410M the GPU is clocked from 650-1200MHz with of course the TurboBoost technology (for GPU side).

The chart below shows the processors' performance in terms of PassMark rating. The higher the rating, the better the performance of the processor.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom 450 318
Intel Atom 455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6480G 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD E2-3000M APU with Radeon™ HD 6380G 2044
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M APU with Radeon™ HD 6480G 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6520G 3157
AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G 3359
AMD A8-3530MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon™ HD 6520G 3539
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804