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Core i5-2520M


Description
We need your help: we don't have results in all modes. If you have a i5-2520M and want to help us to complete the stats, you just have to run the benchmark at stock frequency (no oc) in modes SSE, and validate the results. You don't have to register and the whole process will take less than 3 minutes per mode.

The Core i5-2520M is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on February 2011. This model has 2 Sandy Bridge cores , runs at 2500 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 35 W.

The i5-2520M has 32+32 kB of cache L1, 256 kB of cache L2 and 3072 kB of cache L3.

"Sandy Bridge codename was originally ""Gesher"". The development began in 2005 and four years later, the first Sandy Bridge CPU was presented. The most prominent features are Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, AES encryption and SHA-1 hashing acceleration, Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 256-bit instruction set and the ability to have up to 8 physical cores or 16 logical cores through Hyper-Threading."

Specs
Official name
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
CPUID
206a7
Core
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.2 GHz
Socket
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
2/2
TDP
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
Release date
February 2011

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
2687
6080 (x2.3)
Test#2 (FP)
7281
16148 (x2.2)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3840
8867 (x2.3)
Test#1 (Memory)
3054
3056 (x1.0)
TOTAL
16862
34152 (x2.0)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
9043
19821 (x2.2)
Test#2 (FP)
8033
18120 (x2.3)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4061
9229 (x2.3)
Test#1 (Memory)
2990
3063 (x1.0)
TOTAL
24127
50232 (x2.1)

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Similar CPUs to Core i5-2520M
Intel Core i5-2520M (This model)
 Mode FPU monothread  [16862 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [34152 points]
 Mode AVX monothread  [24127 points]
 Mode AVX multithread  [50232 points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [16908 points +0.27%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [35535 points +4.05%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [24272 points +0.60%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [52846 points +5.20%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [22103 points +31.08%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [43667 points +27.86%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [40408 points +67.48%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [82892 points +65.02%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [17021 points +0.94%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [42025 points +23.05%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [40371 points +67.33%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [74894 points +49.10%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [20065 points +19.00%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [37271 points +9.13%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [29253 points +21.25%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [58425 points +16.31%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [17527 points +3.94%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [52932 points +54.99%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [24529 points +1.66%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [79462 points +58.19%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [19416 points +15.14%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [37890 points +10.95%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [27238 points +12.89%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [55119 points +9.73%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [18779 points +11.37%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [58945 points +72.60%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [25387 points +5.22%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [86269 points +71.74%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [24373 points +44.54%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [51093 points +49.61%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [47102 points +95.23%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [98145 points +95.38%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [15618 points -7.38%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [31349 points -8.21%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [20103 points -16.68%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [38683 points -22.99%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [16274 points -3.49%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [32395 points -5.14%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [15228 points -36.89%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [45387 points -9.65%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2520M
2687
This model
2626 [-2.27%]
2563 [-4.61%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2520M
6080
This model
5767 [-5.15%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
7841 [7.69%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
7281
This model

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
17960 [11.22%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
16148
This model
15370 [-4.82%]
14387 [-10.91%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2520M
3840
This model

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
9277 [4.61%]
8896 [0.32%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
8867
This model

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
3164 [3.60%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
3054
This model
2928 [-4.11%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2520M
3056
This model
3015 [-1.34%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
9847 [8.89%]
9306 [2.91%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
9043
This model
8784 [-2.87%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
20902 [5.45%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
19821
This model
19759 [-0.31%]
19251 [-2.88%]
18330 [-7.52%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
8418 [4.79%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
8033
This model
7985 [-0.59%]
7860 [-2.15%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
18754 [3.50%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
18120
This model
15129 [-16.51%]
15116 [-16.58%]
14714 [-18.80%]
14706 [-18.84%]
14193 [-21.67%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
4139 [1.92%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
4061
This model

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
9503 [2.97%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
9229
This model
8765 [-5.03%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2520M
2990
This model
2561 [-14.37%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
3184 [3.96%]
3072 [0.31%]
Intel Core i5-2520M
3063
This model
3041 [-0.73%]

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