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Intel Core i5-560M

The Intel Core i5-560M is a high end dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.66 to 3.2 GHz. Each core is based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture. Hyperthreading enables the Dual Core CPU to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the Core i7-580M, the 560M a slightly lower maximum Turbo Boost frequency.

A feature of the new Core i5-560M 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 Core i5-560M should be a bit beyond the Core i7-620M and therefore the second fastest dual core CPU for laptops in 2010. Compared to the older Core 2 Duo models, the i5-560M should be faster than the T9900. Therefore, the Core i5-560M is a high end dual core cpu which should handle all daily work and gaming tasks. Only the quad core i7 CPUs can be noticeably faster at tasks that require four or more threads (e.g. rendering).

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions.

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 is likely to use the whole TDP of 35 Watt under load and therefore can use more power than a similar specified Core 2 Duo. In Idle mode, the i5 uses clearly less power than the Core 2 Duo CPUs.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameArrandale
Clock Rate2667 - 3200 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
FeaturesTurbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, Dual Channel DDR3 memory controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $225 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 560M

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 536     avg: 555.2 (94.9%)     max: 600.321 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 17     avg: 17.9 (97.29%)     max: 19.344 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 8234     avg: 8242.5 (20.61%)     max: 8251 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 3061     avg: 3103.5 (33.56%)     max: 3122 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6475     avg: 6964 (41.14%)     max: 7453 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.36     avg: 2.4 (12.49%)     max: 2.42 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4001     avg: 4112.3 (16.49%)     max: 4268 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 8593     avg: 8868.8 (22.81%)     max: 9127 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3263     avg: 3345.8 (49.18%)     max: 3486 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7411     avg: 7487.4 (21.53%)     max: 7592 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 14     avg: 14.4 (98.82%)     max: 15 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 33     avg: 35 (99.39%)     max: 36.442 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 789     avg: 804.5 (96.48%)     max: 825 Seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.7     avg: 6.8 (84.13%)     max: 6.9 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 560M processor

Asus B43J-A1B (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 14.0")
» Asus B43J-A1B - External Review

Cyberpower SP-15 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Cyberpower SP-15 - External Review

Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7300 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 17.3")
» Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7300 - External Review

Dell Latitude E4310 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Review Dell Latitude E4310 Subnotebook - Review
» Dell Latitude E4310 - External Review

HP EliteBook 8440p-XN702EA (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» HP EliteBook 8440p-XN702EA - External Review

HP EliteBook 8540w-XT903UT (ATI FirePro M5800, 15.6")
» HP EliteBook 8540w-XT903UT - External Review

HP Envy 14 Beats Edition (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.5")
» Review HP Envy 14 Beats Edition Notebook - Review
» HP Envy 14 Beats Edition - External Review

HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» HP ProBook 6550b-WD752EA - External Review

Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 14.0")
» Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T410-2522-K3G - External Review

Lenovo Thinkpad T410s-NUM9GGE (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Lenovo Thinkpad T410s-NUM9GGE - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTIGGGE (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 15.6")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T510-NTIGGGE - External Review

Samsung QX510-S01HU (NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M, 15.6")
» Samsung QX510-S01HU - External Review

Samsung RF510-S01 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 15.6")
» Samsung RF510-S01 - External Review

Sony Vaio F13M1E/H (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 16.4")
» Sony Vaio F13M1E/H - External Review

Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/H (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 16.4")
» Sony Vaio VPC-F13M1E/H - External Review

Toshiba Portégé R700-184 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
» Toshiba Portégé R700-184 - External Review

Toshiba Tecra A11-EH (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Toshiba Tecra A11-EH - External Review

Toshiba Tecra M11-17W (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14.0")
» Toshiba Tecra M11-17W - 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

- 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 i3 3120M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 3437U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 3110M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i5 560M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
+ Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4210U
   1.7 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4260U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 3427U
   1.8 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)