Intel Core i5-2430M: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-2430M

Summary

Intel started Core i5-2430M sales 2 November 2011 at a recommended price of $225. This is Sandy Bridge architecture notebook 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 3.00 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a PPGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 10.33 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i5-2430M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.52
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
2 November 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$225
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$84
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-2430M's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-2430M's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
4 × 5 GT / s
 
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
149 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
624 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-2430M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
PPGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-2430M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
My WiFi
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-2430M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
Anti-Theft
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-2430M are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-2430M.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-2430M.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-2430M's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
SDVO
+
 
CRT
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-2430M's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-2430M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.33

3DMark06 CPU

3311

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3787

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

8222

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.7

WinRAR 4.0

2236

x264 encoding pass 1

77

x264 encoding pass 2

15

TrueCrypt AES

1.4

Passmark

3285

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-2430M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
6.1 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-2430M is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-2430M performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-2430M from AMD is A8-7200P, which is faster by 1% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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