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Front view of Intel Core i5 2520M

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Intel Core i5 2520M

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 266 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,424 vs 712 Around 3.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,982 vs 1,286 More than 3.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Apple A6 (APL0598)

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Apple A6 (APL0598)

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Newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2520M vs A6 (APL0598)

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 2520M
2,080,000 MB/s
A6 (APL0598)
55,300 MB/s

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2520M  vs
A6 (APL0598) 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 PowerVR SGX543MP3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 266 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel

details

Core i5 2520M  vs
A6 (APL0598) 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
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

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A
Intel Core i5 2520M
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Apple A6 (APL0598)
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