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Intel Mobile Core i5-2430M is a dual-core microprocessor for mid-class notebooks. This model was spotted at the beginning of May 2011 along with i3-2350M processor in specifications of HP ProBook 4530s and ThinkPad Edge E520 laptops, and it is expected to launch in the third quarter 2011. Like all second generation Core CPUs, the i5-2430M is built on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, and it integrates two cores with L3 cache, graphics processing unit (GPU), Direct Media Interface, memory controller, and PCI Express 2.0 interface. The Intel i5-2430M runs at 2.4 GHz base frequency, which can be boosted to 3 GHz if the chip operates within its power and thermal limits. The CPU has three cache levels, where each processor core has dedicated 64 KB level one and 256 KB level two caches, and two cores share 3 MB level three cache. The L3 cache is also shared with the graphics processing unit. On-chip GPU supports High-Definition video, 3D acceleration, 3D video, and incorporates such features as Quick Sync and Clear Video HD. Integrated memory controller has two channels, and works with DDR3 memory. Core i5-2430M supports such technologies as Virtualization, Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost. The Hyper-Threading feature provides up to 20% performance boost when the processor executes more than 2 threads simultaneously. The CPU accommodates Intel 64, SIMD streaming extensions up to SSE4, and AVX instructions. The chip does not have any of Vpro technologies, though.

Intel i5-2430M has standard for mobile microprocessors 35 Watt Thermal Design Power, and it uses a handful of techniques to reduce power consumption in active and idle modes. These include low-power states, and Enhanced SpeedStep technology. The Intel i5-2430M is produced in micro-PGA package, compatible with socket G2. PGA package makes it easy to replace this processor, or to use it as an upgrade for slower Celerons, Pentiums and Core i3s. At this time, the i5-2430M has better performance than any Core i3 or budget CPU due to higher clock frequency, and the Turbo Boost feature on this i5 model makes the performance advantage even greater. Hyper-threading is another performance booster on this CPU compared to budget Celerons and Pentiums. Finally, this microprocessor has larger L3 cache than any Celeron chip.

Intel Core i5-2430M specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentMobile
FamilyIntel Core i5 Mobile
Model number  ? i5-2430M
CPU part number
  • FF8062700995505 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Frequency  ? 2400 MHz
Turbo frequency3000 MHz
Bus speed  ? 5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ? 24
Package988-pin micro-FCPGA10 (rPGA988B)
SocketSocket G2 / rPGA988B
Size1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Weight0.2oz / 5.9g
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2011
Price at introduction$225
S-spec numbers
  ES/QS processors Production processors
Part number Q1SB SR04W
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureSandy Bridge
Processor core  ? Sandy Bridge
Core stepping  ? J1 (Q1SB, SR04W)
Manufacturing process0.032 micron High-K metal gate process
Data width64 bit
The number of cores2
The number of threads4
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 32 KB instruction caches
2 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 256 KB
Level 3 cache size3 MB
Physical memory16 GB
MultiprocessingNot supported
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • HT / Hyper-Threading technology  ? 
  • TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
Low power featuresEnhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: HD 3000
    Base frequency (MHz): 650
    Maximum frequency (MHz): 1200
    The number of supported displays: 2
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 21.3
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 100°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 35 Watt
Notes on Intel Core i5-2430M
  • The processor has the following security, data protection and/or software features: Intel Identity Protection technology and Anti-Theft technology.
  • The CPU is compatible with Shader Model 4.1, along with DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1 APIs. OpenCL API is not supported.
  • The graphics unit has the following software features enabled: Intel Quick Sync Video, Wireless Display, Insider, InTru 3D technology and Clear Video HD technology.

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Related news stories

Intel introduces Pentium 957 and B960, and Core mobile CPUs
Oct 04, 2011: Prior to last refresh of Intel Core i7 Mobile family, which happened one month ago, we published a story with an estimated launch date for Core i3-2430M and Core i7-2670QM microprocessors. Based on information, that the processors will be available before October 4, we assumed that they will be released in September along with Core i7-2640M and three new quad-core Core i7 models. As we already know, our assumption was wrong. However, our information was right, and the chips were introduced this week, i.e. before or on October 4.

New Core i5-2435M and Core i7-2675QM CPUs spotted on Intel website
Aug 31, 2011: In the past month, we reported on several quad-core and dual-core mobile Intel microprocessors, planned to launch in September. We recently found two new Sandy Bridge mobile processors, that could be launched at the same time frame. Core i5-2435M and Core i7-2675QM were spotted on many chipset pages on Intel website.

Intel mobile CPUs to launch in June 2011
Jun 16, 2011: In the past few months, we published several stories detailing soon to be released Sandy Bridge mobile microprocessors. The stories referred to budget Celeron and Pentium CPUs, mainstream Core-branded processors for mid-class laptops, and ultra low voltage (ULV) 2nd generation Core chips for thin and light notebooks. Using notebook product availability dates, our sources, and information, previously disclosed by Fudzilla, we came up with a list of processors that will be launched this month. The list includes ULV Celeron 847, embedded Celeron 847E and B810E, Pentium B940, embedded Core i3-2330E and i3-2340UE, and ULV Core i5-2557M, i7-2637M and i7-2677M.

Intel Core i3-2350M and i5-2430M CPUs spotted
May 05, 2011: In the second half of April, we published two stories about upcoming Pentium B940 and B950 mobile processors, as well as Core i3-2330M. Details about these microprocessors were discovered in specifications of new Fujitsu, HP and Lenovo notebooks, and, based on May release date of one of those notebooks, we presumed that the processors will be introduced in May. Recently we found two new second-generation CPUs, Core i3-2350M and Core i5-2430M.

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Intel i5-2430M Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:206A7
CPU vendor string:GenuineIntel
CPU name string:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II N970  ? 
Intel Core i5-2520M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3230M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-3210M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i7-620M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2430M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-580M (PGA988)  ? 
AMD Phenom II N930  ? 
Intel Core i5-2410M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-560M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-480M (PGA988)  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 2.3GHz ZD230117K4D10  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 605e (rev. C3)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X920  ? 
Intel Core i5-540M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-460M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2430M (PGA)  ? 
AMD Phenom II N970  ? 
Intel Core i5-2410M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-450M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i3-390M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-520M (PGA988)  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 805  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 2.5GHz ZD250117K4D12  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 615e  ? 
Intel Core i7-720QM  ? 
Intel Core i7-620M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-2430M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-480M (PGA988)  ? 
Intel Core i5-560M (PGA988)  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 610e  ? 
Intel Core i5-2410M (PGA)  ? 
Intel Core i5-540M (PGA988)  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 925 (rev. C2)  ? 
Intel Core i5-655K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 925 (rev. C3)  ? 
Intel Core i5-650  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 940  ? 
Intel Core i5-2430M (PGA)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 B93  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 651  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 830  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 651K  ? 
Intel Core i5-2410M (PGA)  ? 

CPU ID information for the Core i5-2430M

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NOTE: The CPU ID information below was taken from one CPU and may include features that are not present in all different steppings of the Intel Core i5 Mobile i5-2430M CPU.

CPU Family:Core i5 Mobile
Processor Number:i5-2430M
Frequency:2394 MHz
Part number:
S-Spec Number:
Submitted by:moskyt
General information
Processor name (BIOS): Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Logical processors:4
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
CPUID signature:206A7
Family: 6 (06h)
Model:42 (02Ah)
Stepping: 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details:64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 2 x 32 KB 2 x 32 KB 2 x 256 KB 3 MB
Associativity: 8-way set
8-way set
8-way set
12-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped Non-inclusive
Shared between all cores
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
  XSETBV/XGETBV are enabled
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 36-bit page-size extensions
64-bit / Intel 64 64-bit debug store
NX bit/XD-bit Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Hyper-Threading Technology CPL qualified debug store
Intel Virtualization Debug store
Turbo Boost Debugging extensions
Enhanced SpeedStep Digital Thermal Sensor capability
  Extended xAPIC support
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Pending break enable
  Perfmon and Debug capability
  Physical address extensions
  Power Limit Notification capability
  Process context identifiers
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Thermal monitor
  Thermal monitor 2
  Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities
  Time stamp counter
  Timestamp counter deadline
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  xTPR Update Control

CPUs, related to Intel Core i5-2430M (PGA)

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
Intel Core i5 Mobile family, Socket G2
   Core i5-2410M (PGA)2 / 42.3 GHz2.9 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2430M (PGA)2 / 42.4 GHz3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT  
   Core i5-2450M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.1 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-3210M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.1 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2520M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-3230M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2540M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-3320M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$225>
   Core i5-3340M (PGA)2 / 42.7 GHz3.4 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$225>
   Core i5-3360M (PGA)2 / 42.8 GHz3.5 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$266>
   Core i5-3380M (PGA)2 / 42.9 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT$266>
Intel Core i5 Mobile family, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Other sockets
   Core i5-2557M2 / 41.7 GHz2.7 GHz3 MB17WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-2410M (BGA)2 / 42.3 GHz2.9 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2415M2 / 42.3 GHz2.9 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2435M2 / 42.4 GHz3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2450M (BGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.1 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i5-2520M (BGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-2540M (BGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
Other families, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Socket G2
   Celeron B8302 / 21.8 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Celeron B8402 / 21.9 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Pentium B9802 / 22.4 GHz 2 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i3-2370M (PGA)2 / 42.4 GHz 3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT >
   Core i7-2860QM (PGA)4 / 82.5 GHz3.6 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2960XM4 / 82.7 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB55WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT, Unlock >
 • Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
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 • The 'Price' column shows official Intel prices as of Jun 2, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
AES - AES instructions
AVX - AVX instructions
HT - Hyper-Threading
VT - Virtualization
TXT - Trusted Execution
TBT - Dynamic Acceleration / Turbo Boost
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (3)

Core i5-2430M CPU pictures
2012-07-18 17:20:17
Posted by: gshv

Top view. S-Spec number is SR04W. The processor was manufactured in the first half of September 2011.
Core i5-2430M CPU pictures
2012-07-18 17:20:45
Posted by: gshv

Bottom view
2012-07-31 17:22:44
Posted by: gshv

CPU-Z screenshot
Comments (3)

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Acer Aspire TimeLineX AS3830TG-6431 now sporting this processor...

2011-09-25 18:09:54
Posted by: Jon N.

I purchased the now sold-out Acer Apire TimeLineX 13.3" with the discreet nVidia GeForce 540m last week from, and the unit came with the new processor in place of the 2410m. It does indeed support virtualization extensions, and though Acer doesn't exactly grace users with too many changeable BIOS options, it doesn't disable virtualziation hardware by default. Further, I haven't had any of the throttling problems mentioned by older buyers of the same laptop with the Core i5 2410m. I'm very happy with the unadvertised upgrade!

I bought Lenovo with the same CPU!

2011-10-27 06:38:45
Posted by: danitanev

I just bought Lenovo Z570 laptop with the same CPU - Intel Core i5-2430M, with video NVidia GT 540M, 8192MB of RAM 1333 MHz, 750GB HDD. It's great machine - PC Wizard 2010 benchmark shows around 42000 points global performance - but I'm not sure if it's using the NVidia, or only the integrated Intel HD 3000 for the benchmark and the Turbofrequency of 3.0GHz or just the standart - 2.4GHz!

Easy upgrade

2013-04-06 22:07:29
Posted by: job72

I recently bought a second-hand Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM. It came with the Celeron 64 X2 B800 and 2GB of RAM. I maxed the RAM out to 8GB a day ago, and today I upgraded the CPU to the Core i5-2430M. Gained a 117% performance increase over the original configuration.

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