Core i5-430M: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Core i5-430M provides poor benchmark performance at 0.78% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


Intel started Core i5-430M sales 10 January 2010 at a recommended price of $79. This is an Arrandale 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 2533 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is BGA1288, PGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Core i5-430M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2542
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i5
Architecture codenameArrandale (2010−2011)
Release date10 January 2010 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$79of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)

Detailed specifications

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 speed2.267 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.53 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support2500 MHz
L1 cache128 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512 KBof 98304 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache3 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography32 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size144 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors177 Millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Core i5-430M 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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketBGA1288, PGA988
Power consumption (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-430M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology+
Hyper-Threading Technology+

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 i5-430M's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3
Maximum memory size8 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth17.051 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i5-430M.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-430M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

i5-430M 0.78


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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i5-430M 1199

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i5-430M 322

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i5-430M 657

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i5-430M 2748

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i5-430M 6357

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i5-430M 2584

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

i5-430M 2

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i5-430M's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.

A6-9210 100
Core i5-430M 100
A6-3400M 98.72

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i5-430M is A6-9210, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-430M:

A4-9120 101.28
A6-5350M 101.28
A6-9210 100
Core i5-430M 100
A4-3300M 98.72
A6-3400M 98.72
A6-5357M 96.15

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i5-430M, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i5-430M in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1223 configurations using Core i5-430M in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (6/1223)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.08% (1/1223)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.08% (1/1223)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.08% (1/1223)
RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.2% (2/1223)
RTX 4060 GeForce RTX 4060
0.08% (1/1223)
RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
0.2% (2/1223)
RX 6600 Radeon RX 6600
0.08% (1/1223)

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