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Front view of Intel Core i5 5250U

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Intel Core i5 5250U

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 5250U vs the 520M.

Front view of Intel Core i5 520M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 5250U vs 520M

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 5250U
3,470,000 MB/s
Core i5 520M
1,340,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 5250U  vs
520M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 61.56 pt/W 13.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i5 5250U  vs
520M 
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 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.6 GHz 2.86 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 766 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 8,499.2 MB
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