Intel Core i5-2390T: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i5-2390T
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Year of release 2011
Performance 2.69
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Intel Core i5-2390T
Intel Core i5-2390T Intel Core i5-2390T


Intel started Intel Core i5-2390T sales 20 February 2011 at a recommended price of $100. This is Sandy Bridge architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1155 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core i5-2390T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1524
Value for money (0-100)6.32
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameSandy Bridge
Release date20 February 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$100of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$25 (0.3x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.7 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.5 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache3 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size131 mm2
Number of transistors504 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Core i5-2390T compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2390T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Hyper-Threading Technology+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2390T's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-2390T.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD 2000

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-2390T. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-2390T 2.69
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i5-2390T 2364

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-2390T is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-2390T performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-2390T from AMD is Phenom II X4 840, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

AMD Phenom II X4 840 Phenom II X4 840

Similar processors

AMD Phenom II X4 840 Phenom II X4 840
Intel Core i5-660 Core i5 660
AMD A8-3870K A8 3870K
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Core 2 Quad Q9650
Intel Core i3-3250 Core i3 3250
AMD Phenom II X4 850 Phenom II X4 850

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