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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

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Intel Core i5 3210M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Celeron M 520

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron M 520 vs the Core i5 3210M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3210M vs Celeron M 520

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 3210M
2,090,000 MB/s
Celeron M 520
65,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3210M  vs
Celeron M 520 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
478

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 30W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 7.23 $/year
Performance per watt 12.39 pt/W 1.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 24.38W

details

Core i5 3210M  vs
Celeron M 520 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.9 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.0 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core i5 3210M
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