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Front view of Intel Core i5 520E

Intel Core i5 520E

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B960

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 108,800 MB/s vs 586.7 MB/s Around 185.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 766 MHz Around 45% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 500 MHz 30% higher GPU clock speed
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Jan, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per dollar 0.5 pt/$ vs 0.41 pt/$ Around 25% better performance per dollar
Front view of Intel Core i5 520E

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,622 vs 2,755 More than 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Core i5 520E

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 B960
108,800 MB/s
Core i5 520E
586.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B960  vs
Core i5 520E 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1288

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
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
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 2.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Pentium B960  vs
Core i5 520E 
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 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Integrated
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 766 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 9,000.96 MB
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