CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 2348M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 2348M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 2348M  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2020M

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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
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 16,384 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Slightly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 85 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,856 vs 1,644 Around 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
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More l3 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 3,800 vs 3,291 More than 15% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,829 vs 2,449 More than 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,411 vs 3,156 Around 10% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2020M vs Core i3 2348M

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

Pentium 2020M
125,700 MB/s
Core i3 2348M
113,400 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

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 2348M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.62 pt/W 4.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 2348M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 85°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB
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