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Intel Core i5-450M vs Intel Core i5-470UM vs Intel Core i5-480M

Intel Core i5-450M

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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.

Intel Core i5-470UM

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The Intel Core i5-470UM is a Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor for small and light laptops. It is clocked with 1.3 - 1.8 GHz (if Turbo Boost is enabled). 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). AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution are deactivated for the 470UM, compared to the i7 UM CPUs.

The faster i5-560UM and i7-660UM are also clocked at 1.3 GHz but feature a higher TurboBoost frequency.

A feature of the Core i5-470UM is the integrated graphics card (called Intel HD Graphics) 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.

Due to the integrated memory controller, the HyperThreading and Turbo Boost, the  Core i5-470UM is faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo (1.3 GHz) in all (us known) applications and benchmarks. Still the Turbo Boost may not trigger very often (sometimes it is even not activated in the BIOS) and therefore the maximum of 1.8 GHz may not be important.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is clocked between 166-500 MHz (Turbo Boost) and therefore the base speed is clearly below the non low voltage versions. The performance should still be faster than the old GMA 4500MHD.

The power consumption of 18 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 17 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo SL-series (CPU alone).

Intel Core i5-480M

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The Intel Core i5-480M is a mid-range dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.66 to 2.9 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 i5-540M, the 480M does most likely not support AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution functions and features a slower Turbo Boost (2.9 versus 3.06 GHz). However, the base clock rate is slightly higher.

A feature of the new Core i5-480M 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 i5-480M is on average faster than a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo T9800 and in some benchmarks even faster than the fastest Core 2 Duo T9900 (e.g. 3DMark 06 CPU Score). Therefore, the Core i5-480M 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 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.

ModelIntel Core i5-450MIntel Core i5-470UMIntel Core i5-480M
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5Intel Core i5
CodenameArrandaleArrandaleArrandale
Series: Core i5 Arrandale
Intel Core i5-580M2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-560M2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-480M2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-540M2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-460M2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-520M2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-450M « 2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-430M2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-560UM1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-470UM1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-540UM1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-520UM1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-430UM1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-580M2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-560M2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-480M2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-540M2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-460M2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-520M2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-450M2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-430M2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-560UM1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-470UM « 1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-540UM1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-520UM1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-430UM1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-580M2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-560M2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-480M « 2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-540M2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-460M2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-520M2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-450M2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-430M2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-560UM1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-470UM1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-540UM1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-520UM1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Intel Core i5-430UM1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 4 cores3 MB L3
Clock2400 - 2660 MHz1333 - 1867 MHz2666 - 2933 MHz
FSB250025002400
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache3 MB3 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP35 Watt18 Watt35 Watt
Transistors382+177 Million382+177 Million382+177 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
Die Size81+114 mm281+114 mm281+114 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketPGA988BGA1288BGA1288, PGA988
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)Intel HD Graphics 166-500MHz, DDR3-800 Memory Controller, Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization Technology VT-x, Intel 64, Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Fast Memory Access, Flex Memory Access, Execute Disable Bitintegrated DDR3 memory controller, GMA HD Graphics (500-766MHz), MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S, 4.1, 3.2), EM64T, VT-x
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
450M +
min: 1.71     avg: 2.1     median: 2.2 (3%)     max: 2.19 Points
107%
480M +
min: 2.18     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (3%)     max: 2.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
450M +
min: 2512     avg: 2882     median: 2922.5 (18%)     max: 3020 Points
109%
480M +
min: 3130     avg: 3192     median: 3191 (19%)     max: 3248 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
450M +
min: 5580     avg: 6650     median: 6778.5 (5%)     max: 6945 Points
104%
480M +
min: 6939     avg: 7187     median: 7080 (5%)     max: 7553 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
450M +
min: 7440     avg: 8070     median: 8094 (6%)     max: 8329 Points
106%
480M +
min: 8159     avg: 8558     median: 8556 (6%)     max: 8969 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
450M +
min: 3012     avg: 3549     median: 3628 (4%)     max: 3690 Points
108%
480M +
min: 3831     avg: 3928     median: 3912 (5%)     max: 4030 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
450M +
min: 589     avg: 901     median: 634 (7%)     max: 1933 s
min: 980     avg: 1087     median: 1072.5 (13%)     max: 1222 s
101%
480M +
min: 539     avg: 564     median: 557 (7%)     max: 600 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
450M +
min: 18.85     avg: 28.5     median: 20 (4%)     max: 59.2 s
min: 31.5     avg: 34.7     median: 34 (7%)     max: 39.34 s
100%
480M +
min: 17     avg: 18     median: 18 (4%)     max: 19.19 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
450M +
min: 2571     avg: 2769     median: 2795 (6%)     max: 2840 Points
min: 1602     avg: 1684     median: 1689 (4%)     max: 1755 Points
106%
480M +
min: 2579     avg: 2880     median: 2954 (6%)     max: 3093 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
450M +
min: 16     avg: 16.6     median: 16.4 (4%)     max: 18 s
100%
480M +
min: 15     avg: 15     median: 15 (3%)     max: 15.2 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
450M +
min: 38     avg: 39.6     median: 39.4 (2%)     max: 41.3 s
100%
480M +
min: 35     avg: 36.1     median: 36 (2%)     max: 37 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
450M +
min: 877     avg: 917     median: 913.5 (4%)     max: 984 s
min: 1297     avg: 1315     median: 1305 (6%)     max: 1353 s
100%
480M +
min: 842     avg: 852     median: 851 (4%)     max: 866 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
450M +
min: 30620     avg: 32730     median: 31630 (15%)     max: 37850 MIPS
20970 MIPS (10%)
120%
480M +
min: 33210     avg: 38100     median: 38100 (18%)     max: 42990 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
450M +
min: 27000     avg: 29144     median: 27680 (21%)     max: 35580 MFLOPS
16180 MFLOPS (12%)
107%
480M +
min: 29000     avg: 29750     median: 29750 (23%)     max: 30500 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
450M +
6346 Points (13%)
4329 Points (9%)
122%
480M +
7718 Points (16%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
450M +
min: 6.5     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (87%)     max: 6.8 Points
min: 5.4     avg: 5.5     median: 5.6 (71%)     max: 5.6 Points
101%
480M +
min: 6.8     avg: 6.9     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 450M +
min: 7076     avg: 7489     median: 7585 (7%)     max: 7637 Points
103%
1 480M +
min: 7113     avg: 7765     median: 7845 (7%)     max: 8255 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 450M +
2222 Points (6%)
123%
1 480M +
min: 2640     avg: 2744     median: 2741 (7%)     max: 2854 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-450M → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-470UM → 76% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-480M → 106% n=15

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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