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Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

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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
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per dollar 0.78 pt/$ vs 0.61 pt/$ Around 30% better performance per dollar
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 2710QE

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Intel Core i7 2710QE

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More l3 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Better PassMark score 5,768 vs 2,299 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 90 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 4.34 pt/W vs 3 pt/W Around 45% better performance per watt
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,385 vs 1,238 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2020M vs Core i7 2710QE

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i7 2710QE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3 pt/W 4.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i7 2710QE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 6 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 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.1 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 1,200 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 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,998.4 MB
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