CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 2348M


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Intel Pentium 2020M 

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Intel Pentium 2020M

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Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

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Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2020M

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Much 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
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 90 °C vs 85 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
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
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 3 months later

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


3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 2348M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
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 9.68 pt/W 11.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W


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


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


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

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
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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