Intel Core i5-2537M vs Intel Core i5-2430M

Intel Core i5-2537M

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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.

Intel Core i5-2430M

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The Intel Core i5-2430M is a fast dual core processor at the time of introduction in Q3 2011. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the faster Core i7, the i5 offers a smaller last level cache of 3MB. The base clock speed is 2.4 GHz but due to Turbo Boost it can reach 2.7 GHz (2 cores active) and 3 GHz (1 core active). Compared to the 2510M, the 2430M does not support VT-d and Trusted Execution functions.

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 i5-2430M offers an integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics 3000) which is clearly faster then the older Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs. As the new GPU is included in the CPU, it is also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores (using a new ring bus). In the 2430M it is clocked from  650-1200MHz (with Turbo Boost). The faster Sandy Bridge CPUs are clocked up to 1300 MHz (like the i5-2520M or the otherwise nearly similar i5-2435M).

Furthermore, an improved dual-channel DDR3 memory controller is included on the CPU die that is used by the CPU and GPU part.

Due to the improved architecture and the new Turbo Boost 2.0, the average performance of the Core i5-2430M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. In our benchmarks, the 2430M was able to beat the fast Intel Core i5-560M with 2.7-3.2GHz and is therefore suited for even demanding tasks.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.

Intel Core i5-2537MIntel Core i5-2430M
Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Core i5 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i5-2540M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2520M (compare)2500 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2450M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2435M (compare)2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2430M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2415M (compare)2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2410M (compare)2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2557M (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2467M (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-2537M1400 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2540M (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2520M (compare)2500 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2450M (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2435M (compare)2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-2430M2400 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2415M (compare)2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2410M (compare)2300 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2557M (compare)1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2467M (compare)1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-2537M1400 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
1400 - 2300 MHz2400 - 3000 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
3 MB3 MB
2 / 42 / 4
17 35
624 624
32 32
149 mm2149 mm2
100 °C100 °C
BGA1023PPGA988
HD Graphics 3000 (350-900MHz), DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 3000, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 900 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
$250 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 2537MIntel Core i5 2430M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.7 Points (4%)
2.6 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.9 Points (45%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2808     avg: 2814     median: 2814 (31%)     max: 2820 Points
min: 3410     avg: 3741     median: 3787 (41%)     max: 3853 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 4157     avg: 5329.7     median: 5903 (9%)     max: 5929 Points
min: 7068     avg: 8074.9     median: 8222 (13%)     max: 8303 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5127     avg: 6200.5     median: 6200 (8%)     max: 7274 Points
min: 8767     avg: 9782.5     median: 9912 (13%)     max: 10170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3577     avg: 3608.5     median: 3608 (35%)     max: 3640 Points
min: 4425     avg: 4696.2     median: 4723 (46%)     max: 4809 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 791     avg: 974.9     median: 974 (12%)     max: 1158 seconds
min: 564     avg: 595.8     median: 595 (7%)     max: 627 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 24     avg: 24.9     median: 24 (5%)     max: 25 seconds
min: 17     avg: 18.9     median: 18 (4%)     max: 20 seconds
WinRAR - Result
2236 KB/s (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
14.7 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
76.5 fps (28%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (7%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1696     avg: 2182.3     median: 2400 (16%)     max: 2451 Points
min: 2878     avg: 3219.1     median: 3310 (22%)     max: 3375 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
17.2 Seconds (4%)
13.1 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
39 Seconds (2%)
min: 30     avg: 30.4     median: 30 (1%)     max: 31 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
993 Seconds (4%)
min: 694     avg: 722.5     median: 716 (3%)     max: 765 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 47280     avg: 50975     median: 50975 (24%)     max: 54670 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
23500 MFLOPS (18%)
min: 33000     avg: 33345     median: 33345 (26%)     max: 33690 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 3     avg: 5     median: 5 (71%)     max: 6 points
min: 5     avg: 6.8     median: 6 (86%)     max: 7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
20010 Points (28%)
min: 7748     avg: 9478.8     median: 8750 (12%)     max: 16921 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
2803 points (14%)
min: 3084     avg: 3381.7     median: 3407 (18%)     max: 3631 points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-2537M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-2430M → 117%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)