January 11, 2012

Intel Core i5-2450M

The Intel Core i5-2450M is a second generation dual core processor for laptops. The Intel Core i5-2450M is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and features HypertTreading technology to handle 4 threads at once that increases the processor performance by 20%.


The Intel Core i5-2450M offers a smaller level 3 cache of 3 MB, 512 kB level 2 cache and 128 kB level 1 cache. This Intel Core i5-2450M dual-core processor has a base clock speed of 2.5 GHz but because of TurboBoost technology it can speed up to 2.8 GHz when 2 cores are active and 3.1 GHz when only 1 core is active, TurboBoost can be achieved when the thermal and electrical aspects are met. The clock speed of Intel Core i5-2450M is just higher by 100MHz compared to Core i5-2430M and 200MHz higher compared to Core i5-2410M.

The Sandy Bridge architecture is the successor of the Arrandale architecture and the most remarkable improvements of this architecture is the improved Turbo Boost 2.0 and the integration of the graphics and memory controller into the 32nm CPU core. This is the equivalent of the APU technology introduced by the AMD.

The Core i5-2450M has an integrated graphics controller called Intel HD Graphics 3000 which is faster than the old Intel HD Graphics in the older CPU architecture. Because the GPU is now integrated and shares the same level 3 cache with the CPU cores the Intel Core i5-2450M’s integrated GPU is clocked at 650 to 1300MHz because of the GPU TurboBoost. The Intel Core i5-2450M dual core processor has 35 Watt TDP; this includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.
Below is the PassMark rating of Intel Core i5-2450M compared to other processors.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Pentium P6300 1679
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Pentium B950 1976
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
AMD A6-3420M 2321
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 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
AMD A8-3530MX 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i5 2450M 3827
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4209
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6144
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 8012
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861

1 comments:

Cristine said...

my laptop has an intel core i5 and I'm not having any problem with it so far.