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Intel Core i5-430M

Intel 430M

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).

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameArrandale
Series: Core i5 Arrandale
Intel Core i5-580M (compare)2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M (compare)2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M (compare)2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M (compare)2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M (compare)2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M (compare)2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M (compare)2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-430M2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM (compare)1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM (compare)1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM (compare)1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM (compare)1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM (compare)1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
Clock Rate2260 - 2533 MHz
Front Side Bus2500
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count177 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size144 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1288, PGA988
FeaturesTurbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/10/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 430M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.56     avg: 2     median: 2 (9%)     max: 2.09 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2573     avg: 2736.2     median: 2748 (33%)     max: 2953 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5073     avg: 6299.7     median: 6357 (13%)     max: 6591 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5917     avg: 7558.3     median: 7717.5 (13%)     max: 7937 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2954     avg: 3349.8     median: 3372 (37%)     max: 3454 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 407.388     avg: 727.1     median: 642 (8%)     max: 1601.62 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 12.684     avg: 23.5     median: 20.7 (4%)     max: 54.004 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2330     avg: 2566.8     median: 2586 (20%)     max: 2654 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x768 1280x768
min: 2521     avg: 2578.7     median: 2584 (85%)     max: 2631 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x720
2561 Points (81%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 16     avg: 17.5     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 18 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 38     avg: 41.4     median: 41.3 (2%)     max: 43.851 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 900     avg: 962.5     median: 962 (4%)     max: 1034 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 27890     avg: 29298.8     median: 28910 (14%)     max: 31740 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 22500     avg: 23713     median: 23820 (18%)     max: 26530 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5506     avg: 6341.5     median: 6525.5 (41%)     max: 6809 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 6.3     avg: 6.6     median: 6.7 (86%)     max: 6.7 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6803     avg: 7159.5     median: 7189.5 (12%)     max: 7366 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
3173 Points (12%)
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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