Intel Core i5-2520M and The Asus K53E Notebook

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Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.



To be honest, we weren't blown away by the numbers seen here, at least in terms of our initial expectations.  The dual-core Core i5-2520M is a notch or two behind its quad-core big brother, the Core i7-2820QM.  However, if you look at the 2.53GHz Core i5-540M scores with the Arrandale core Intel CPU, things start getting more interesting, especially when you consider the OpenGL test, which rolls in almost six time faster for the Sandy Bridge processor. Granted, Intel's new IGP is no match for big discrete GPUs like we're showing paired with the Core i7-920 and Core 2 Duo X9000 here, but that goes without saying really.

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