Intel Core i5-580M vs Intel Core i5-460M vs Intel Core i5-480M

Intel Core i5-580M

► remove 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.

Intel Core i5-460M

► remove Intel 460M

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 i5-480M

► remove Intel 480M

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.

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» Intel Core i5-580M2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-580M2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-460M2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-580M2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-480M2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
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Turbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, Dual Channel DDR3 memory controllerintegrated DDR3 memory controller, GMA HD Graphics, MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S, 4.1, 3.2), EM64T, VT-xintegrated DDR3 memory controller, GMA HD Graphics (500-766MHz), MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S, 4.1, 3.2), EM64T, VT-x
$266 U.S.
Intel Core i5 580MIntel Core i5 460MIntel Core i5 480M

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
580M +
2.5 Points (6%)
100%
460M +
min: 1     avg: 2.2     median: 2 (5%)     max: 2 Points
100%
480M +
2.3 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
580M +
min: 3511     avg: 3545.3     median: 3519 (36%)     max: 3606 Points
min: 2971     avg: 3105.8     median: 3080 (32%)     max: 3491 Points
min: 3130     avg: 3192.3     median: 3191 (33%)     max: 3248 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
580M +
min: 7591     avg: 7699.7     median: 7666 (12%)     max: 7842 Points
min: 6634     avg: 7073.1     median: 7085 (11%)     max: 7898 Points
min: 6939     avg: 7187.4     median: 7080 (11%)     max: 7553 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
580M +
min: 7549     avg: 8744.3     median: 9273 (12%)     max: 9411 Points
min: 8060     avg: 8437.2     median: 8468 (11%)     max: 9160 Points
min: 8159     avg: 8557.7     median: 8556 (11%)     max: 8969 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
580M +
min: 3535     avg: 4095.3     median: 4374 (41%)     max: 4377 Points
min: 3569     avg: 3806.7     median: 3818 (35%)     max: 4034 Points
min: 3831     avg: 3927.9     median: 3912 (36%)     max: 4030 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
460M +
min: 515     avg: 595.8     median: 575 (7%)     max: 836 seconds
100%
480M +
min: 539     avg: 563.8     median: 556 (7%)     max: 600 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
460M +
min: 16     avg: 19.4     median: 18 (4%)     max: 27 seconds
100%
480M +
min: 17     avg: 18     median: 17 (3%)     max: 19 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
580M +
min: 3126     avg: 3174     median: 3174 (21%)     max: 3222 Points
min: 2770     avg: 2938     median: 2945 (20%)     max: 3142 Points
min: 2579     avg: 2879.9     median: 2954 (20%)     max: 3093 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
580M +
min: 13     avg: 13.3     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14 Seconds
min: 14     avg: 16     median: 16 (3%)     max: 18 Seconds
100%
480M +
15 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
580M +
min: 32     avg: 33     median: 33 (1%)     max: 34 Seconds
100%
460M +
min: 33     avg: 37.3     median: 37 (2%)     max: 42 Seconds
100%
480M +
min: 35     avg: 36.1     median: 36 (2%)     max: 37 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
580M +
min: 769     avg: 781     median: 773 (3%)     max: 801 Seconds
100%
460M +
min: 781     avg: 918.4     median: 880 (4%)     max: 1521 Seconds
100%
480M +
min: 842     avg: 852.3     median: 851 (4%)     max: 866 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
580M +
43800 MIPS (21%)
38480 MIPS (18%)
min: 33210     avg: 38100     median: 38100 (18%)     max: 42990 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
580M +
31750 MFLOPS (24%)
28160 MFLOPS (22%)
min: 29000     avg: 29750     median: 29750 (23%)     max: 30500 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
460M +
min: 5942     avg: 6910.3     median: 6880 (43%)     max: 7682 Points
112%
480M +
7718 Points (48%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
580M +
6.9 points (99%)
100%
460M +
6.9 points (98%)
100%
480M +
6.9 points (98%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
580M +
min: 8375     avg: 8457.5     median: 8457 (12%)     max: 8540 Points
min: 6382     avg: 7658.9     median: 7826 (11%)     max: 7985 Points
min: 7113     avg: 7764.5     median: 7845 (11%)     max: 8255 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
460M +
min: 2402     avg: 2583     median: 2587 (13%)     max: 2756 points
106%
480M +
min: 2640     avg: 2744     median: 2741 (14%)     max: 2854 points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-580M → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-460M → 95%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-480M → 97%

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