CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 3210M

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

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

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?

TDP

Features

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Features and specifications that differ between products

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2020M

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Better performance per dollar 2.6 pt/$ vs 2.21 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

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Intel Core i5 3210M

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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
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better PassMark score 3,823 vs 2,315 More than 65% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,553 vs 2,449 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 4,948 vs 3,129 Around 60% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,524 vs 1,238 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.86 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2020M vs Core i5 3210M

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Passmark

Pentium 2020M Core i5 3210M @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i5 3210M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
Is hyperthreaded No Yes

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics HD 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

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

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i5 3210M 
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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.86 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 9.95 pt/W 14.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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