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Intel Core i5-580M

Intel 580M

The Intel Core i5-580M is a high end dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.66 to 3.33 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 i7-620M, the 580M only has 3 MB Level 3 Cache.

A feature of the new Core i5-580M is the integrated graphics card called GMA HD and memory controller for DDR3-800/1066. 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 i5-580M 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 i5-580M should be faster than the T9900. Therefore, the Core i5-580M 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 Rate2666 - 3333 MHz
Front Side Bus4800 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
SocketBGA1288, PGA988
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 $266 U.S.
Announcement Date09/26/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 580M

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 8375      avg: 8457.5 (21%)     median: 8457.5 (21%)     max: 8540 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 3126      avg: 3174 (36%)     median: 3174 (36%)     max: 3222 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2.41      avg: 2.5 (14%)     median: 2.5 (14%)     max: 2.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3535      avg: 4095.3 (48%)     median: 4374 (51%)     max: 4377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7549      avg: 8744.3 (25%)     median: 9273 (26%)     max: 9411 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3511      avg: 3545.3 (53%)     median: 3519 (53%)     max: 3606 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7591      avg: 7699.7 (22%)     median: 7666 (22%)     max: 7842 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 13      avg: 13.3 (3%)     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 32      avg: 33 (1%)     median: 33 (1%)     max: 34 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 769      avg: 781 (0%)     median: 773 (0%)     max: 801 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 43800      avg: 43800 (21%)     median: 43800 (21%)     max: 43800 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 31750      avg: 31750 (24%)     median: 31750 (24%)     max: 31750 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (88%)     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 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 0.00012397766113281s +0.151s ... 0.152s

#2 return log +0s ... 0.152s

Reviews for the Intel Core i5 580M processor

HP EliteBook 8440p-XV959PA (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.0")
» HP EliteBook 8440p-XV959PA - External Review

HP Envy 17-3D (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850, 17.3")
» HP Envy 17-3D - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Review Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Notebook (Optimus) - Review
» Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - 2924-9HG - External Review

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41 (NVIDIA NVS 3100M, 14.1")
» Lenovo ThinkPad T410s-2904-a41 - External Review

Schenker XMG A500 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, 15.6")
» Review Clevo B5130M / mySN XMG A500 Notebook - Review
» mySN XMG A500 - 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 2450M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- AMD Phenom II X4 (Desktop) 905e
   2.5 GHz / 0 MB
- Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i3 4100M
   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 / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2430M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4000M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4100E
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 3130M
   2.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)