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Front view of Intel Core i5 2520M

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Intel Core i5 2520M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 65

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 65 vs the Intel Core i5 2520M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2520M vs Athlon X2 65

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2520M  vs
Athlon X2 65 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 20.44 pt/W 1.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i5 2520M  vs
Athlon X2 65 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 2.21 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,230.7 645.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 2.21 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 2520M
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