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Intel Core i3 4350T

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per dollar 2.86 pt/$ vs 1.09 pt/$ Around 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 200 MHz 3.2x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per watt 20.44 pt/W vs 4.29 pt/W More than 4.8x better performance per watt
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 66.4 °C More than 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
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Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 6,055 vs 4,982 More than 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,810 vs 1,493 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 2520M vs i3 4350T

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 4350T
3,910 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 2520M  vs
i3 4350T 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
LGA 1150
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i5 2520M  vs
i3 4350T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 66.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,150 MHz

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
Performance per watt 20.44 pt/W 4.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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