CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 3210M 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

6.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3210M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3210M  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

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Intel Pentium 2020M

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Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 3210M

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 5,310 vs 3,291 More than 60% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,949 vs 3,156 More than 55% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Slightly higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,547 vs 1,856 More than 35% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.89 mPixels/s vs 3.56 mPixels/s Around 2.2x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,553 vs 2,449 More than 45% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 3,823 vs 2,317 Around 65% better PassMark score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.89 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 1.96 pt/$ vs 0.94 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Slightly better performance per watt 13.33 pt/W vs 3.61 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2020M
3.24 mHash/s
Core i5 3210M
6.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 2020M
3.56 mPixels/s
Core i5 3210M
7.89 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2020M
0.3 fps
Core i5 3210M
0.97 fps

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 i5 3210M
2,090,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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

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
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.61 pt/W 13.33 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

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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 25
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.89 GHz

integrated graphics

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
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
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
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core i5 is better dear CPUboss !!
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