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Intel Core i5-480M

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5
CodenameArrandale
Series: Core i5 Arrandale
Intel Core i5-580M compare2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-480M2666 - 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 i5-430M compare2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM compare1333 - 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
Clock Rate2666 - 2933 MHz
Front Side Bus2400
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count382+177 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size81+114 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA1288, PGA988
Featuresintegrated DDR3 memory controller, GMA HD Graphics (500-766MHz), MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3S, 4.1, 3.2), EM64T, VT-x
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date12/04/2010
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 480M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.18     avg: 2.3     median: 2.3 (5%)     max: 2.37 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3130     avg: 3192     median: 3191 (33%)     max: 3248 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 6939     avg: 7187     median: 7080 (12%)     max: 7553 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 8159     avg: 8558     median: 8556 (10%)     max: 8969 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3831     avg: 3928     median: 3912 (34%)     max: 4030 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 539     avg: 564     median: 556.6 (7%)     max: 600.245 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 17     avg: 18     median: 18 (4%)     max: 19.19 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2579     avg: 2880     median: 2954 (20%)     max: 3093 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
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 *
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 *
min: 842     avg: 852     median: 851 (4%)     max: 866 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 33210     avg: 38100     median: 38100 (18%)     max: 42990 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 29000     avg: 29750     median: 29750 (23%)     max: 30500 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 6.8     avg: 6.9     median: 6.9 (88%)     max: 6.9 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 7113     avg: 7765     median: 7845 (11%)     max: 8255 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2640     avg: 2744     median: 2741 (12%)     max: 2854 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Acer Aspire 5820TG-484G64Miks (AMD Radeon HD 6550M, 15.6")
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Acer Iconia (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14")
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Acer Iconia-484G64ns (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14")
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Acer Iconia-6120 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 14")
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Asus B53J-SO152X (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 15.6")
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Asus G53JW-SZ255V (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, 15.6")
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Asus U36JC-RX081V (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
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Asus U36JC-RX108V (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
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Asus U36JC-RX109V (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
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Asus U36JC-RX197X (NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 13.3")
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Dell Inspiron 15R-2728MRB (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
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Dell Inspiron 17R-1695MRB (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 17.3")
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Fujitsu Lifebook AH530-MF242DE (AMD Radeon HD 6530M, 15.6")
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Gateway NV59C70u (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
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HP Envy 14-1210NR (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 14.5")
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HP Pavilion dv3-4305se (AMD Radeon HD 6370M, 13.3")
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HP Pavilion dv6-3298 (AMD Radeon HD 6550M, 15.6")
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HP Pavilion dv7-4283cl (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 17.3")
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HP Pavilion g7-1080ED (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 17.3")
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HP ProBook 4720s-XX802EA (AMD Radeon HD 6370M, 17.3")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.3")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-0914-3YU (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
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Samsung RC508-S01 (NVIDIA GeForce 315M, 15.6")
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Samsung RC710-S02UK (NVIDIA GeForce 315M, 17.3")
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Toshiba Satellite L635-S3104 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 13.3")
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Toshiba Satellite L650-1NC (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
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Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 18.4")
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Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-1QG (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 15.6")
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Other CPUs of the series Core i5

» Intel Core i5-8305G
   4x 2.8 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8365U
   4x 1.6 GHz - 4.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8265U
   4x 1.6 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6440HQ
   4x 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6350HQ
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6300HQ
   4x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5350H
   2x 3 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6287U
   2x 3.1 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4340M
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5287U
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6267U
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210H
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4330M
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200H
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5257U
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4308U
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4310M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4400E
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4300M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6360U
   2x 2 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6300U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4288U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4278U
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3380M
   2x 2.9 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3360M
   2x 2.8 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3340M
   2x 2.7 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6260U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3320M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4258U
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3230M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6198DU
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6200U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5300U
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5350U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3210M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2540M
   2x 2.6 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8210Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-8200Y
   2x 1.3 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4310U
   2x 2 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4360U
   2x 1.5 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5200U
   2x 2.2 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-5250U
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4300U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4350U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2520M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2450M
   2x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-580M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 3.33 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2435M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2430M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2415M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2410M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3437U
   2x 1.9 GHz - 2.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-560M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4260U
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3427U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4402E
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200U
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4250U
   2x 1.3 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-480M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 2.93 GHz
» Intel Core i5-540M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 3.07 GHz
» Intel Core i5-460M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3337U
   2x 1.8 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-520M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.93 GHz
» Intel Core i5-450M
   2x 2.4 GHz - 2.66 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3317U
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-430M
   2x 2.26 GHz - 2.53 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4300Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4302Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2557M
   2x 1.7 GHz - 2.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3439Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4202Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4220Y
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4210Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2467M
   2x 1.6 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3339Y
   2x 1.5 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4200Y
   2x 1.4 GHz - 1.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2537M
   2x 1.4 GHz - 2.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-560UM
   2x 1.33 GHz - 2.13 GHz
» Intel Core i5-470UM
   2x 1.33 GHz - 1.87 GHz
» Intel Core i5-540UM
   2x 1.2 GHz - 2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-520UM
   2x 1.06 GHz - 1.87 GHz
» Intel Core i5-430UM
   2x 1.2 GHz - 1.73 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i3-3110M
   2x 2.4 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
   2x 3.06 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
   2x 2.92 GHz
+ AMD FX-7600P
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.6 GHz
+ Intel Pentium 4405U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-480M
   2x 2.67 GHz - 2.93 GHz
- Intel Core i7-2649M
   2x 2.3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
- Intel Core i5-540M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 3.07 GHz
- Intel Core i5-460M
   2x 2.53 GHz - 2.8 GHz
- Intel Core i3-5010U
   2x 2.1 GHz
- Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
   2x 2.3 GHz
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