CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N870 vs 3520M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom II N870 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Phenom II N870

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AMD Phenom II N870

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom II N870 vs A8 3520M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3520M
3,386

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 3520M
1,052

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom II N870
91.3 MB/s
A8 3520M
90,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 3520M
2,189

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II N870  vs
A8 3520M 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 0 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Tri core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 1.92 pt/W 3.09 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Phenom II N870  vs
A8 3520M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 4
L2 cache 1.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.3 GHz 1.85 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6620G
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 444 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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