Intel Core i5 460M 

Released September, 2010
  • 2.53 GHz
  • Dual core
6.1 Out of 10

Moving to a 14nm process technology should give the GPU more thermal headroom and result in higher maximum clock speeds.
by Ryan-Shrout (Aug, 2014)
So some of the key aspects of the Broadwell microarchitecture would be to be suitable for fanless devices, deliver on core performance improvements and feature enhanced graphics, media, display capabilities.
by hassan-mujtaba (Sep, 2014)
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CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 460M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)


Benchmark performance using all cores

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PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

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PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

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Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

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Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

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Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 460M

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 460M
Core i3 370M
Core i5 520M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 460M
Core i3 370M
Core i5 520M

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 460M
Core i3 370M
Core i5 520M

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 460M
117,750 MB/s
Core i5 520M
1,340,000 MB/s
Core i3 370M
101,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Core i3 370M
Core i5 520M

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Core i3 370M
Core i5 520M

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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PassMark (Single Core)

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In The News From around the web

Though not a performance powerhouse, I think the first taste of Broadwell is delectable and provides vendors with an amazing option that balances the performance of Haswell with the power efficiency of Bay Trail and the Atom lineup.
Newly branded as the Core M line, Broadwell-Y is meant to target the market looking for similar performance of today's ultra-low voltage Haswell processors but with longer battery life and more efficient designs.

More Intel Core M Coming Q4

by Ian Cutress |
All new CPUs are slated for a Q4 launch, which would mean that they might become available for end users in products on the shelf sometime in Q1 2015.
These initial CPUs should be properly available to the public in Q4 in devices such as the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro using the Core M-5Y70.
The majority of the die is dedicated to the graphics core while there are two CPU cores and right below is a shared 4 MB L3 cache which is shared across the graphics and processor cores.
Since Core M is the first 14nm device, it will meet the demands of next iteration of mobility devices boasting better performance and efficiency.

Short Bytes: Intel's Core M and Broadwell-Y SoC

by Jarred Walton |
Where previous Intel processors targeted laptops and desktops as the primary use case and then refined and adjusted the designs to get into lower power envelopes, with Broadwell Intel is putting the Y-series requirements center stage.
Shrinking the process technology from 22nm to 14nm can mean a lot of things, but the primary benefit this time appears to be smaller chip sizes and lower power requirements.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.53 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type BGA 1288
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 4.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 19


Overclocked clock speed 2.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,267.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.96 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1066
  2. DDR3-800
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB
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Intel should not be allowed to get away with selling a i3 with turbo boost as a i5. That's messed up! Good thing for most people the i3 is capable, Or else they would get ripped off even worse.
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