Intel Core i5-2450M

Intel Core i5-2450M Benchmark

Intel Core i5-2450M Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 2 core Intel Core BGA 1023 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-2450M good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

12 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 1,055th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
12 % 21 % 9 % 9 %
Average Average Bad Bad

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CPU Comparison

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Intel Core i5-2450M
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Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.1 GHz
Cores 2
Threads 4
PCIe Revision 2
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1023
Family Core
Memory Type DDR3-1066
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 16 GiB
Release Date 2012-02-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 35 W

Intel Core i5-2450M

The Core i5-2450M is a 2 core CPU from Intel released in 2012. This chip has an average overall score at 12% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an average processor for gaming, with a score of 21%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-2450M scores 9% and 9% respectively. Indeed, this is a bad rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-2450M has 2 cores and 4 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.1 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i5-2450M makes use of DDR3-1066 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 16 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 2. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-2450M CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 35 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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