Intel Core i5-560UM vs Intel Core i5-430M

Intel Core i5-560UM

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The Intel Core i5-560UM is a Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor for small and light laptops. It is clocked with 1.3 - 2 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 activated (compared to the 470UM).

A feature of the Core i5-560UM 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, HyperThreading and Turbo Boost, the  Core i5-560UM 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 2.13 GHz may not be important.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is 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 i5-430M

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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 compare2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M compare2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M compare2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM compare1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-580M compare2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M compare2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M compare2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-430M2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM compare1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
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382+177 177
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81+114 mm2144 mm2
105 °C105 °C
BGA1288BGA1288, PGA988
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 BitTurbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
$250 U.S.
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.5 Points (3%)
138%
430M +
min: 1.56     avg: 2     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2.09 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 430M +
min: 2573     avg: 2736     median: 2748 (28%)     max: 2953 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 430M +
min: 5073     avg: 6300     median: 6357 (11%)     max: 6591 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
5684 Points (7%)
136%
430M +
min: 5917     avg: 7558     median: 7717.5 (9%)     max: 7937 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2743 Points (25%)
123%
430M +
min: 2954     avg: 3350     median: 3372 (31%)     max: 3454 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
1965 seconds (23%)
120%
430M +
min: 407.388     avg: 727     median: 642 (8%)     max: 1601.62 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
61 seconds (12%)
109%
430M +
min: 12.684     avg: 23.5     median: 20.7 (4%)     max: 54.004 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
1976 Points (13%)
131%
430M +
min: 2330     avg: 2568     median: 2584 (17%)     max: 2654 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
22 Seconds (5%)
101%
430M +
min: 16     avg: 17.5     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
51 Seconds (2%)
100%
430M +
min: 38     avg: 41.4     median: 41.3 (2%)     max: 43.851 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
1209 Seconds (5%)
101%
430M +
min: 900     avg: 962     median: 962 (4%)     max: 1034 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
26690 MIPS (13%)
108%
430M +
min: 27890     avg: 29299     median: 28910 (14%)     max: 31740 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
19310 MFLOPS (15%)
123%
430M +
min: 22500     avg: 23713     median: 23820 (18%)     max: 26530 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
1 430M +
min: 5506     avg: 6342     median: 6525.5 (41%)     max: 6809 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 430M +
min: 6.3     avg: 6.6     median: 6.7 (86%)     max: 6.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 430M +
min: 6803     avg: 7160     median: 7189.5 (10%)     max: 7366 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 430M +
2594 points (12%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 430M +
27418 Points (18%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 430M +
2190 Points (6%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 430M +
3173 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-560UM → 100% n=11

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-430M → 117% n=11

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