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Front view of Intel Core i5 560M

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Intel Core i5 560M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Core i3 390

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 390 vs the Core i5 560M.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 560M vs i3 390

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 560M
1,410,000 MB/s
Core i3 390
112,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 560M  vs
i3 390 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
BGA 1288
479
rPGA 988A
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 21W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 5.06 $/year
Performance per watt 16.48 pt/W 5.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 17.06W

bus

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

details

Core i5 560M  vs
i3 390 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 144,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 17

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 2.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 500 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 766 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Intel Core i5 560M
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