Intel Core i5-2450M is a high mid-range processor announced in Q1 of 2012. It is part of the “Sandy Bridge” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.5GHz. If a higher frequency is needed, its two cores can overclock, and if they both operate in tandem, they go to 2.8GHz. The frequency goes up to 3.1GHz for only one core.
The chip is equipped with 128KB of first level cache, 512KB of second level cache, and 3MB of third level cache. The Core i5-2450M has been developed using a 32nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 controller. It operates at a base frequency of 650MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1300MHz. Power consumption of the whole SoC (System on a Chip) is 35 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 100C.
Intel Core i5-2450M supports TurboBoost (increasing the clock frequency when necessary), HyperThreading (additional virtual core for every physical one), PCI Express 2.0, up to 16GB of DDR3 1066/1333 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Core i5-2450M - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Sandy Bridge|
|Base CPU frequency||2.5 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Base GPU frequency||650 MHz|
|L1 cache||138 KB|
|L3 cache||3072 KB|
|Manufacturing process||32 nm|
|Max Memory||16 GB|
|Date of announcement||11 February 2012|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||3.1 GHz|
|LL cache||3072 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1300 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||100 °C|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||21.3 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel® HD Graphics 3000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync Virtualization, AES-NI.Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), Intel® TSX-NI, Intel® 64, Idle States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Thermal Monitoring Technologies, Intel® Identity Protection Technology.|