CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs N3520


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU) and Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 3 more

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Value

Intel N3520 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel N3520  based on its power consumption.

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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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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.17 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Better performance per dollar 2.69 pt/$ vs 1.88 pt/$ Around 45% better performance per dollar
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Intel N3520

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Much better performance per watt 45.19 pt/W vs 10.29 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Slightly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 28.44W 4.7x lower typical power consumption
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date a year later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 4.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2020M vs N3520

3D Mark 06 (CPU)


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium 2020M  vs
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.17 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 1.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 6.57 $/year
Performance per watt 10.29 pt/W 45.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 6.09W


Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1


Pentium 2020M  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1


Label HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 854 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 8,192 MB
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