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Front view of Intel Core i5 2520M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2520M

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Much better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 686 MHz Around 90% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 497 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD R R-272F

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AMD R R-272F

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Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Newer May, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Core i5 2520M  vs R R-272F 

clock speed

Core i5 2520M
2.5 GHz
R R-272F
2.7 GHz

turbo clock speed

Core i5 2520M
3.2 GHz
R R-272F
3.2 GHz

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i5 2520M
650 MHz
R R-272F
497 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i5 2520M
3.05 GHz
R R-272F
2.7 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i5 2520M
2.5 GHz
R R-272F
2.7 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2520M  vs
R R-272F 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Core i5 2520M  vs
R R-272F 
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 7520G
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 497 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 686 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Core i5 2520M
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