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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3520M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3520M

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A4 3360

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AMD A4 3360

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i7 3520M  vs A4 3360 

L2 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3520M  vs
A4 3360 
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 3520M  vs
A4 3360 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W
Intel Core i7 3520M
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AMD A4 3360
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