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Intel Core i5-2537M

Intel 2537M

The Intel Core i5-2537M is power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for thin and light laptops. The base frequency of 1.4 GHz is relatively low, but due to Turbo Boost 2.0, the CPU may clock up to 2.3 GHz (one core loaded, 2GHz with both cores loaded). However, this is depending on the cooling and power consumption of the laptop. Due to HyperThreading, the i5-2537M is able to handle 4 threads in parallel.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements is the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 clocked at 350 or 900MHz (Turbo Boost). Due to the slower clock rate, compared to other HD Graphics 3000 (usually 650-1100/1300MHz in non LV processors), the performance should be noticeable lower.

The performance of the CPU should be a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. Therefore, the performance should be similar to a Core i7-680UM / Core i3-330M.

The TDP of 17W (includes the integrated GPU and memory controller) allows the use of the 2537M CPU in small subnotebooks.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate1400 - 2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (350-900MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $250 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 2537M

Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 791.7      avg: 974.9 (12%)     median: 974.9 (12%)     max: 1158 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 24.8      avg: 24.9 (5%)     median: 24.9 (5%)     max: 25 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2803      avg: 2803 (21%)     median: 2803 (21%)     max: 2803 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 20010      avg: 20010 (50%)     median: 20010 (50%)     max: 20010 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 1696      avg: 2182.3 (25%)     median: 2400 (27%)     max: 2451 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.9      avg: 0.9 (45%)     median: 0.9 (45%)     max: 0.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.41      avg: 1.7 (9%)     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.93 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3577      avg: 3608.5 (42%)     median: 3608.5 (42%)     max: 3640 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 5127      avg: 6200.5 (17%)     median: 6200.5 (17%)     max: 7274 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2808      avg: 2814 (42%)     median: 2814 (42%)     max: 2820 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4157      avg: 5329.7 (15%)     median: 5903 (17%)     max: 5929 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 17      avg: 17.2 (4%)     median: 17.2 (4%)     max: 17.331 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 993      avg: 993 (0%)     median: 993 (0%)     max: 993 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 23500      avg: 23500 (18%)     median: 23500 (18%)     max: 23500 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 3.4      avg: 5 (65%)     median: 5.4 (69%)     max: 6.3 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.001s ... 0.001s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00015664100646973s +0.192s ... 0.193s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.193s

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 2537M processor

Asus UX21E-KX004X (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 11.6")
» Asus UX21E-KX004X - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220s (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 12.5")
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220s - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-RB1 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 12.5")
» Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-RB1 - External Review

Samsung 530U4C-S02 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, 14")
» Review Samsung Series 5 530U4C-S02 Ultrabook - Review

Samsung 900X3A (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Samsung 900X3A Subnotebook - Review
» Samsung 9 Series - External Review

Samsung 900X3A-A01DE (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3A-A01DE - External Review

Samsung 900X3A-A01FR (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3A-A01FR - External Review

Samsung 900X3A-A01UK (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3A-A01UK - External Review

Samsung 900X3A-A02CA (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3A-A02CA - External Review

Samsung 900X3A-B01UB (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3A-B01UB - External Review

Samsung 900X3D-A01US (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3D-A01US - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5

» Intel Core i5 4340M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5287U
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210H
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4330M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200H
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5257U
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4308U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4400E
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4288U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4278U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3380M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3360M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3340M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3320M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4258U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3230M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5300U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5350U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3210M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2540M
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 580M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2435M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2415M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2410M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 460M
   2.53 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4300Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2557M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3439Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4202Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4220Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4210Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2467M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 3339Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 470UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 540UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 520UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 430UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Athlon 64 (Desktop) FX-62
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
   2.4 GHz / 3 MB
- AMD Phenom II X3 N870
   2.3 GHz / 1.5 MB
- AMD A-Series A8-3530MX
   1.9 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
   2.4 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
   2.4 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 N950
   2.1 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X4 N930
   2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X3 N850
   2.2 GHz / 1536 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)