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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 520M

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Intel Core i5 520M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 4200U vs the 520M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 520M vs 4200U

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 520M
1,340,000 MB/s
Core i5 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 520M  vs
4200U 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Performance per watt 13.49 pt/W 38.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 520M  vs
4200U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.86 GHz 2.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,455.5 1,713.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.86 GHz 2.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
DDR3
LPDDR3-1600
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,499.2 MB 16,384 MB
Intel Core i5 520M
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Intel Core i5 4200U
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Comments

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The intel core i5 4200U is not bad seriously , i can play dota 2 with my laptop almost fully settings without any lag.. not that only , the need for speed most wanted also can run smoothly with 35+ FPS with medium settings Like intel core processor a lot =)
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