Intel Core i5-2430M Review. Benchmark

It is a review of Intel Core i5-2430M in which you will learn its technical specifications and benchmark.

Its standard number of cores is 2. The base clock speed of Intel Core i5-2430M is 2.40 GHz whilst its clock speed in turbo boost is 3.00 GHz.

Intel Core i5-2430M support the DDR3-1066 DDR3-1333 chanel ram. The architecture of Sandy Bridge is made on the 32 nm technology node.

Intel Core i5-2430M specs and benchmark performance

Intel Core i5-2430M review will present you all the benefits and drawbacks of the model’s performance and speed. To define the best CPU, we recommend checking benchmark results and compare them to another model.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

Technical characteristics presented below are basic and influence mostly the general performance while working and playing games. It is based on the “more-better” principle. 

Frequency: 2.40 GHz   CPU Cores: 2
Turbo (1 Core): 3.00 GHz   CPU Threads: 4
Turbo (2 Cores): No turbo   Hyperthreading: Yes
Overclocking: No  

Internal Graphics

The manufacturer has equipped CPU with a built-in graphics card being an additional advantage. Note please its manufacturing technological process and clock frequency.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 3000
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz   GPU (Turbo): 1.20 GHz
Generation: 6   DirectX Version: 10.1
Execution units: 12   Shader: 96
Max. Memory: --   Max. displays: 2
Technology: 32 nm   Release date: Q1/2011

Hardware codec support

Here are useful figures which CPU can boast in our review. It is technical information you can skip.

h264: Decode / Encode
JPEG: No
h265 8bit: No
h265 10bit: No
VP8: No
VP9: No
VC-1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode

RAM and PCIe

A CPU is a device using mostly all capacity of the system for increasing speed and efficiency to operate. So, the more modern a memory standard and the bigger its maximum supported storage are, the better it is.

Memory type: DDR3-1066 DDR3-1333   Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2   ECC: No
PCIe version: 2   PCIe lanes: 16

Encryption

Find out if processor supports the AES-NI extension developed by Intel Company which is used for boosting apps.

AES-NI: Yes  

Thermal Management

A standard power supply may be quite enough for low-performing and old processors, yet modern chips may need a strong cooling system and powerful power supply. To define it, pay attention please to the TDP figure and maximum temperature in operating mode.

TDP: 35 W   Tjunction max.: 100 °C
TDP up: --   TDP down: --

Technical details

Here is the key information of processor. It presents L2 and L3 cash data, a socket supported by the motherboard, date of manufacture and the set of the ISA compatible instructions.

L3-Cache: 3.00 MB   Technology: 32 nm
Architecture: Sandy Bridge   Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT
Socket: PPGA 988   Release date: Q4/2011

Devices using this processor

Learn which laptops and workstations use Intel Core i5-2430M

Used in: Unknown

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

A benchmark is designed to determine graphics cards’ performance and speed, built into their central processor. It works in iGPU mode, FP32 Performance. The higher the rate is, the better it is.

3.3 Out of 3 CMPTEK score