Intel Core i5-460M vs Intel Core i5-430M

Intel Core i5-460M

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The Intel Core i5-460M is a high end dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.53 to 2.8 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 460M does not support AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution functions and features a slower Turbo Boost (2.8 versus 3.06 GHz).

A feature of the new Core i5-460M 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 i5-460M 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 i5-460M 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.

Intel Core i5-430M

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The Intel Core i5-430M is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.26 to 2.53 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 faster Core i7-620M, the 430M only has 3 MB Level 3 Cache, missing VT-d, Trusted Execution, and AES features and a lower clock speed.

A feature of the new Core i5-430M 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 i5-430M is faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo in all (us known) applications and benchmarks. In fact, the 430M even came close to a fast Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8 GHz) in some benchmarks (e.g. Cinebench 10 Multi Threaded). This means the 430M is a fast middle class - performance CPU and much faster than the top AMD model, the Turion II Ultra M660 (at the time of announcement).

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions. Still, these functions are deactivated on the Core i5-430M leading to some performance drawbacks in modern applications that support AES encoding using the new instructions (e.g. the Communications Suite test in the PCMark Vantage boosts up to 70% using AES in the faster Core i5-520M).

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is between 500-766 MHz (Turbo Boost) and is 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). The Turbo Boost can overclock the Intel HD Graphics up to 733 MHz when the cores are not fully used.

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).

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Intel Core i5-580M compare2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-460M2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M compare2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM compare1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM compare1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-580M compare2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M compare2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-430M2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM compare1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM compare1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 43 MB
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BGA1288, PGA988BGA1288, PGA988
integrated DDR3 memory controller, GMA HD Graphics, MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S, 4.1, 3.2), EM64T, VT-xTurbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Architecturex86x86
Intel Core i5 460MIntel Core i5 430M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
460M +
min: 1.7     avg: 2.2     median: 2.3 (5%)     max: 2.48 Points
min: 1.56     avg: 2     median: 2 (4%)     max: 2.09 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
460M +
min: 2971     avg: 3106     median: 3080 (28%)     max: 3491
min: 2573     avg: 2736     median: 2748 (25%)     max: 2953
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
460M +
min: 6634     avg: 7073     median: 7085 (12%)     max: 7898
min: 5073     avg: 6300     median: 6357 (11%)     max: 6591
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
460M +
min: 8060     avg: 8437     median: 8468 (8%)     max: 9160 Points
min: 5917     avg: 7558     median: 7717.5 (7%)     max: 7937 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
460M +
min: 3569     avg: 3807     median: 3818.5 (29%)     max: 4034 Points
min: 2954     avg: 3350     median: 3372 (25%)     max: 3454 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
460M +
min: 515.201     avg: 596     median: 575 (7%)     max: 836.6 s
min: 407.388     avg: 727     median: 642 (8%)     max: 1601.62 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
460M +
min: 16.704     avg: 19.4     median: 18.6 (4%)     max: 27 s
100%
430M +
min: 12.684     avg: 23.5     median: 20.7 (4%)     max: 54.004 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
460M +
min: 2770     avg: 2938     median: 2945 (16%)     max: 3142 Points
min: 2330     avg: 2568     median: 2584 (14%)     max: 2654 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
460M +
min: 14.087     avg: 16     median: 16 (3%)     max: 18 s
100%
430M +
min: 16     avg: 17.5     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
460M +
min: 33.025     avg: 37.3     median: 37 (2%)     max: 42.6 s
100%
430M +
min: 38     avg: 41.4     median: 41.3 (2%)     max: 43.851 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
460M +
min: 781.78     avg: 918     median: 880 (4%)     max: 1521 s
100%
430M +
min: 900     avg: 962     median: 962 (4%)     max: 1034 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
460M +
38480 MIPS (18%)
min: 27890     avg: 29299     median: 28910 (14%)     max: 31740 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
460M +
28160 MFLOPS (22%)
min: 22500     avg: 23713     median: 23820 (18%)     max: 26530 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
460M +
min: 5942     avg: 6910     median: 6880 (43%)     max: 7682 Points
min: 5506     avg: 6342     median: 6525.5 (41%)     max: 6809 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
460M +
min: 6.8     avg: 6.9     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 Points
min: 6.3     avg: 6.6     median: 6.7 (86%)     max: 6.7 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
460M +
min: 6382     avg: 7659     median: 7826 (9%)     max: 7985 Points
min: 6803     avg: 7160     median: 7189.5 (8%)     max: 7366 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
460M +
min: 2402     avg: 2583     median: 2587 (11%)     max: 2756 Points
100%
430M +
2594 Points (11%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 430M +
27418 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 430M +
2190 Points (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 430M +
3173 Points (8%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-460M → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-430M → 93% n=17

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