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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 520M vs the 420M.

Front view of Intel Core i5 420M

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Intel Core i5 420M

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Features Key features of the Core i5 520M  vs 420M 

clock speed

Core i5 520M
2.4 GHz
Core i5 420M
2.13 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 520M  vs
420M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.13 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A

features

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

details

Core i5 520M  vs
420M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 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 32 nm 32 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 28.44W N/A

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Intel Core i5 520M
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Intel Core i5 420M
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