Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3610ME

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3610ME

Report a correction
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,502 vs 4,982 More than 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,627 vs 1,493 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 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)
Front view of Intel Core i5 2520M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 2520M

Report a correction
Much better performance per dollar 2.86 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ Around 5.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 20.44 pt/W vs 3.81 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Much better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 35% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.05 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3610ME vs 2520M

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 3610ME
2,240 MB/s
Core i5 2520M
2,080,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3610ME  vs
2520M 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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
Performance per watt 3.81 pt/W 20.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i5 3610ME  vs
2520M 
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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 27 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,000 MB 16,384 MB
Intel Core i5 3610ME
Report a correction
Intel Core i5 2520M
Report a correction

Read more

Comments

comments powered by Disqus