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Intel Core i5-450M

The Intel Core i5-450M is a dual-core laptop CPU and clocks (due to Turbo Boost) with max. 2.4 - 2.66 GHz. Both cores are based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture and due to Hyperthreading the processor is able to work with 4 threads simultaneously. The performance of the i5 is in the mid-range. The i5-450M is similar to the Core i5-520M, but the 450M does not offer AES functions.

A feature of the new Core i5-450M is the integrated graphics card called GMA HD and memory controller. Both are on a separate die that is still manufactured in 45nm whereas the CPU die is already manufactured in the new 32nm process.

The performance of the i5 450M is on average faster than a Core 2 Duo T9500 and due to the Turbo Boost, single threaded applications run even better. Therefore, the Core i5-520M is as fast as high clocked Core 2 Duo CPUs and should handle most gaming and multimedia tasks well.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is known to be clocked up to 500-766 MHz and should be clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. A GeForce 9400M (ION) should still be a faster (especially as Nvidia and ATI cards have a better driver support than Intel up to now). According to rumors, the GMA core will also use the Turbo Mode regulate the clock speed.

The power consumption of 35 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 35 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo T-series (CPU alone). Due to the Turbo Boost, the Core i5 more likely uses the TDP under load than the older Core 2 Duo CPUs. Without any load, the i5 uses noticable less power.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameArrandale
Clock Rate2400 - 2660 MHz
Front Side Bus2500 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)35 Watt
Transistor Count382+177 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size81+114 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics (500-766MHz), DDR3-800/1066 Memory Controller (max. 8 GB), Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Intel 64, Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable Bit, MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S, 4.1, 4.2)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date06/01/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 450M

Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 556.8      avg: 848.3 (10%)     median: 610.9 (7%)     max: 1933.015 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 17.9      avg: 26.9 (5%)     median: 20 (4%)     max: 59.233 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2222      avg: 2222 (17%)     median: 2222 (17%)     max: 2222 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 7076      avg: 7529.5 (19%)     median: 7595 (19%)     max: 8018 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2571      avg: 2772.7 (31%)     median: 2802 (32%)     max: 2840 Points
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6346      avg: 6346 (40%)     median: 6346 (40%)     max: 6346 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.71      avg: 2.1 (12%)     median: 2.2 (12%)     max: 2.3 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3012      avg: 3582.8 (42%)     median: 3638.5 (43%)     max: 3866 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7440      avg: 8119.9 (23%)     median: 8117.5 (23%)     max: 8553 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2512      avg: 2901 (44%)     median: 2929.5 (44%)     max: 3103 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5580      avg: 6686.6 (19%)     median: 6780.5 (19%)     max: 7071 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 15.6      avg: 16.4 (4%)     median: 16 (3%)     max: 18 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 37.191      avg: 39.4 (2%)     median: 39.1 (2%)     max: 41.3 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 857.1      avg: 907 (4%)     median: 911.4 (4%)     max: 984 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 30620      avg: 32730 (16%)     median: 31630 (15%)     max: 37850 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 27000      avg: 29144 (22%)     median: 27680 (21%)     max: 35580 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.5      avg: 6.8 (87%)     median: 6.8 (87%)     max: 6.8 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 0.00024008750915527s +0.257s ... 0.258s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.259s

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 450M processor

Acer Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 15.6")
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Acer Aspire 5745DG-5454G50Bnks (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-5454G50Bnks - External Review

Acer Aspire 5745G-971096 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5745G-971096 - External Review

Acer Aspire 5745PG-3882 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5745PG-3882 - External Review

Acer Aspire 5820TG-5454G50 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire 5820TG-5454G50 - External Review

Acer Aspire 8943G-5454G64 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 18.4")
» Acer Aspire 8943G-5454G64 - External Review

Acer TravelMate 8372T-5454G32N (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Acer TravelMate 8372T-5454G32N - External Review

Acer TravelMate 8372TG-5454G50Mnbb (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
» Acer TravelMate 8372TG-5454G50Mnbb - External Review

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8472T-5454G32N (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8472T-5454G32N - External Review

Asus B53J-SO042x (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 15.6")
» Review Asus B53J Notebook - Review
» Asus B53J-SO042x - External Review

Asus K42JV-X1 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, 14.0")
» Asus K42JV-X1 - External Review

Asus N53JN-SX031V (NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, 15.6")
» Asus N53JN-SX031V - External Review

Asus N73JF-TY004V (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 17.3")
» Asus N73JF-TY004V - External Review

Asus N73JN (NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, 17.3")
» Asus N73JN - External Review

Asus N82JV-X1 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M, 14.1")
» Asus N82JV-X1 - External Review

Asus P42JC-VO012X (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 14.0")
» Review Asus P42JC Notebook - Review
» Asus P42JC-VO012X - External Review

Asus P52JC-SO012X (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Asus P52JC-SO012X - External Review

Asus U33JC-RX099V (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
» Asus U33JC-RX099V - External Review

Asus U43F (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, 14.0")
» Asus U43F - External Review

Asus U43Jc (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 14.0")
» Asus U43Jc - External Review

Asus U53JC (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Asus U53JC - External Review

Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 17.3")
» Dell Inspiron 17R-2211OBK - External Review

Dell Vostro 3300 (Core i5 450M, GMA HD) (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Review Dell Vostro 3300 Notebook - Review

Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M) (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 17.3")
» Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M) - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530-P61 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 15.6")
» Fujitsu LifeBook AH530-P61 - External Review

Gateway ID49C08u (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 14.0")
» Gateway ID49C08u - External Review

HP Envy 14-1090eo (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.5")
» HP Envy 14-1090eo - External Review

HP Envy 14-10NR (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.5")
» HP Envy 14-10NR - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-1160us (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-1160us - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-1165dx (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-1165dx - External Review

HP Pavilion dm4-1173cl (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» HP Pavilion dm4-1173cl - External Review

HP Pavilion dv6-3033cl (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion dv6-3033cl - External Review

HP Pavilion dv6-3040ec (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion dv6-3040ec - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-4020ew (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 17.1")
» HP Pavilion dv7-4020ew - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-4030ed (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-4030ed - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-4030er (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-4030er - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-4040ed (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-4040ed - External Review

HP Pavilion dv7-4083cl (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion dv7-4083cl - External Review

HP ProBook 5320m-WS996EA (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» HP ProBook 5320m-WS996EA - External Review

HP ProBook 6550b (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» HP ProBook 6550b - External Review

HP ProBook 6550b WD703EA (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v, 15,6")
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» HP ProBook 6550b WD703EA - External Review

HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EA (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v, 15.6")
» HP ProBook 6550b-WD708EA - External Review

Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGE (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M274YGE - External Review

Lenovo Ideapad U460-0877 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» Lenovo Ideapad U460-0877 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 Notebook - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 - External Review

Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 15.6")
» Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 - External Review

Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 17.1")
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Medion Akoya X7811-MD97588 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, 17.0")
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Micro Express NBL60 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
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MSI FX600-062FR (NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M, 15.6")
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MSI FX600-i5447W7P (NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M, 15.6")
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MSI GX660-076EU (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, 15.6")
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MSI P600-019US (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» MSI P600-019US - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote LX86-JO-022GE (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, 17.3")
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» Packard Bell EasyNote LX86-JO-022GE - External Review

Samsung NP-R590-JS0YDE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
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Samsung Q330-PS55 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
» Samsung Q330-PS55 - External Review

Samsung Q430 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 14.0")
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Samsung Q430-11 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 14.0")
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Samsung R540 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v, 15.6")
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Samsung R540-11 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v, 15.6")
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Samsung R590-JS02AU (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
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Samsung R590-JS02UK (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
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Toshiba Portégé R700-14L (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R700-14L - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R700-15H (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R700-15H - External Review

Toshiba Satellite A660-166 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 16.0")
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 16.0")
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Toshiba Satellite M645-S4050 (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 14.0")
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Toshiba Satellite M645-S4055 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 14.0")
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Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-197 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, 15.6")
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» Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-197 - External Review

Toshiba Satellite R630-13J (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
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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

- Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6850
   3 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
   2.93 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i5 450M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 380M
   2.53 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A10-7400P
   2.5 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2330M
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)