CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3320M vs 2540M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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Features and specifications that differ between products

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

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Front view of Intel Core i5 3320M

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3320M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3320M

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms 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
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Marginally newer Jun, 2012 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Core i5 2540M

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Better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per dollar 4.03 pt/$ vs 2.82 pt/$ Around 45% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3320M vs 2540M

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3320M  vs
2540M 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB

details

Core i5 3320M  vs
2540M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 26 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.05 GHz 3.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz 3.09 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 14.33 pt/W 15.91 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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