Intel Core i5 520M 

Released January, 2010
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Dual core
6.9 Out of 10

This is in direct opposition to the sleek, razor-thin Core M devices that Intel has previously demoed.
by Joel-Hruska (Oct, 2014)
There’s no substitute for shipping hardware, and that’s why a great many eyes have turned to Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro — the first shipping device with Broadwell inside.
by Joel-Hruska (Oct, 2014)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 520M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 520M
5.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 520M
6.8
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 520M
n.d.
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 520M
n.d.
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 520M
5.6
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 520M
8.3
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 520M
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 520M

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 520M
1,643

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520M
3,737
Core i7 620M
4,227

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520M
1,867
Core i7 620M
2,114

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520M
1,340,000 MB/s
Core i5 2520M
2,080,000 MB/s
Core i7 620M
1,530,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520M
3,593
Core i7 620M
3,945

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 520M
4,110
Core i7 620M
4,529

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 520M
2,403
Core i7 620M
2,774

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 520M
1,058
Core i7 620M
1,205

In The News From around the web

9
Apr

Intel’s erratic Core M performance leaves an opening for AMD

by Joel Hruska |
www.extremetech.com
Instead of absolutely guaranteeing that a chip will reach a certain speed at a given temperature or power consumption level, simply establish that frequency range as a “maybe” and push the issue off on OEMs or enthusiasts to deal with.
In several cases, the gaps in both CPU and GPU workloads are quite significant — and favor the slower processor.
3
Nov

More Intel Core M Coming Q4

by Ian Cutress |
www.anandtech.com
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 fact that Chrome runs poorly — markedly worse than Internet Explorer — could be indicative of GPU driver issues, while the 3.5W TDP target Lenovo apparently locked in would explain the throttling behavior.
It’s possible that these weak performance figures and throttling issues are either caused by Intel drivers or by overly aggressive chip positioning.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type
  1. BGA 1288
  2. rPGA 988A
Is unlocked No

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 13.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,455.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.86 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
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 8,499.2 MB
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Comments

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A nice processor for the price, I got this in my 6450b which can be found now for about $200, It is definitely a very fast processor for a a price that is great.
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