Intel Core i5-520M: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-520M

Summary

Intel started Core i5-520M sales 4 January 2010 at a recommended price of $225. This is 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 2.93 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a PGA988, BGA1288 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.38 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i5-520M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.96
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Achitecture codename
Arrandale
 
Release date
4 January 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$225
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$70
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-520M's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-520M's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
2.93 GHz
 
of 5
FSB
2500 MHz
 
of 6400 (Core i7-990X EE)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 768
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 16384
L3 cache
3072 KB
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7
Die size
81+114 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
382+177 Million
 
of 19200
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-520M 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
 
of 8
Socket
PGA988, BGA1288
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-520M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
AES-NI
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
PAE
36 Bit
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-520M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-520M are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-520M.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
8.3 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-520M.
Graphics max frequency
766 MHz
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-520M's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-520M's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-520M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

7.38

3DMark06 CPU

2729

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3046

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

6753

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.2

Passmark

2368

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-520M is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-520M performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-520M from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-50, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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