DELL Inspiron N5110 i5-2430M laptop Review and benchmarks test

Mobile sales is continuing to growing up the last few years, and so the production of laptops hardware, and so today we reviewed and tested the DELL Inspiron N5110 performance for booth gaming and applications performance.

With this review you will have an clear idea on this laptop and its performance before you decide to buy it, first lets take look at the external design of the laptop.

The DELL Inspiron N5110 pictures:

The DELL Inspiron N5110 come with different color to meet your choice

DELL Inspiron N5110 Specification :
Inspiron N5110 use the latest technology from intel,Intel Core i5-2430M CPU based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, using a 32nm process and a dynamic turbo frequency management can reach 3.0Ghz at full load.

Intel core i5-2430M CPUID
Full CPU specification:
     Number of cores    2
     Number of threads    4
     Name    Intel Core i5
     Codename    Sandy Bridge
     Specification    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
     Package (platform ID)    Socket 988B rPGA (0x4)
     CPUID    6.A.7
     Extended CPUID    6.2A
     Core Stepping    D2
     Technology    32 nm
     TDP Limit    35 Watts
     Core Speed    798.3 MHz
     Multiplier x FSB    8.0 x 99.8 MHz
     Stock frequency    2400 MHz
     Instructions sets    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AES, AVX
     L1 Data cache    2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
     L1 Instruction cache    2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
     L2 cache    2 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
     L3 cache    3 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
     FID/VID Control    yes
     Turbo Mode    supported, enabled
     Max non-turbo ratio    24x
     Max turbo ratio    30x
     Max efficiency ratio    8x
     Max Power    44 Watts
     Min Power    28 Watts

The chipset used on the DELL Inspiron N5110 is an Intel Cougar Point HM67, Intel Sandy Bridge chipset, here are specification of the motherboard chipset and memory setting:

Northbridge   : Intel Sandy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge    :Intel HM67 rev. B3
Memory Type   : DDR3
Memory Size    :6144 MBytes
Channels   : Dual
Memory Frequency    :665.3 MHz (1:5)
CAS# latency (CL)    :9.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD)   : 9
RAS# Precharge (tRP)  :  9
Cycle Time (tRAS)   : 24
Command Rate (CR)  :  1T

The memory installed on this model is a dual channel configuration, a Nanya Technology PC3-10700 (667 MHz) and a Hyundai Electronics PC3-10700 (667 MHz).

Graphic card specifications:
The DELL Inspiron N5110 has a Nvidia Geforce GT 525M and using the integrated Intel HD graphic chipset on the CPU die when using simple graphics applications, like text or internet navigation, but when switching to high graphics demand applications like 3D games the intelligent power saving system switch automatically to the Nvidia graphic chipset which is connected using a PCI-Ex x16 gen2.0 .

Nvidia Geforce GT 525M specification:
Geforce GT 525M
 Intel core i5-2430M on CPU die graphics specifications:
Intel HD graphics i5-2430M
For the audio the Inspiron N5110 use the IDT 92HD87B1/3 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller 

Benchmark tests results

CineBench benchmark results Vs i7 960 and i7 860:
The Core i5-2430M has a pretty good performance in OpenGL and media processing, using four threads it can reaching 22fps and 2.51 cinebench points easily.

Unigine DirectX 11 Benchmark result:

Super Pi benchmark result
Aida 64 Benchmarks:

Memory read performance:

Memory write performance:

Memory latency:

CPU Queen test result :

CPU PhotoWorxx

DELL Inspiron N5110 Laptop Gaming performance

3DMark 06 Benchmark results (1280x768):
3DMark Vantage benchmark result (Preset High):
3DMark Vantage benchmark result (Preset Extreme):
Update: We've completed a review comparing the DELL Inspiron i5 2430M with the same laptop using Intel Core i7 2630QM processor, you can take look over here.

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DELL Inspiron N5110 i5-2430M laptop Review and benchmarks test DELL Inspiron N5110 i5-2430M laptop Review and benchmarks test Reviewed by Maherr Live on Thursday, November 10, 2011 Rating: 5