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Core i5-2540M


Description
We need your help: we don't have results in all modes. If you have a i5-2540M and want to help us to complete the stats, you just have to run the benchmark at stock frequency (no oc) in modes FPU, 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 i5-2540M is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on February 2011. This model has 2 Sandy Bridge cores with HyperThreading, runs at 2600 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 35 W.

The i5-2540M has 2x32+2x32 kB of cache L1, 2x256 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) i5-2540M CPU @ 2.60GHz
CPUID
206a7
Core
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
2.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.3 GHz
Socket
BGA 1023, rPGA 988B
Cores/Threads
2/4
TDP
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
2x256 kB
Cache L3
3072 kB
Release date
February 2011

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)
7803
18548 (x2.4)
Test#2 (FP)
7034
17417 (x2.5)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
3356
8427 (x2.5)
Test#1 (Memory)
2929
4225 (x1.4)
TOTAL
21122
48617 (x2.3)

Motherboards where this CPU were tested
Model
Chipset
Release date
-

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 i5-2540M
Intel Core i5-2540M (This model)
 Mode AVX monothread  [21122 points]
 Mode AVX multithread  [48617 points]
 Mode AVX monothread  [22178 points +5.00%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [44306 points -8.87%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [22246 points +5.32%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [49259 points +1.32%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [15618 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [31349 points]
 Mode AVX monothread  [20103 points -4.82%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [38683 points -20.43%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [16274 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [32395 points]
 Mode AVX monothread  [17885 points -15.33%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [41308 points -15.03%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [22251 points +5.35%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [52125 points +7.22%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [16862 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [34152 points]
 Mode AVX monothread  [24127 points +14.23%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [50232 points +3.32%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [17759 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [32614 points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [34442 points +63.07%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [71301 points +46.66%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [25056 points +18.63%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [55815 points +14.81%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [22211 points +5.16%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [40763 points -16.16%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [18856 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [37046 points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [33381 points +58.04%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [79603 points +63.73%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
8347 [6.98%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
7803
This model
7648 [-1.98%]
7545 [-3.30%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
19759 [6.53%]
19251 [3.79%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
18548
This model
18330 [-1.18%]
17651 [-4.84%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
7306 [3.86%]
7280 [3.50%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
7034
This model
6897 [-1.94%]
6848 [-2.65%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
18754 [7.68%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
17417
This model
15129 [-13.14%]
15116 [-13.21%]
14714 [-15.52%]
14706 [-15.57%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
3576 [6.53%]
3389 [0.97%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
3356
This model

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
8765 [4.00%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
8427
This model
7980 [-5.31%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-2540M
2929
This model

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
4276 [1.22%]
Intel Core i5-2540M
4225
This model

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