CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N3520 vs N2920 among laptop CPUs (up to 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Intel Pentium N3520

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Front view of Intel Pentium N3520

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium N3520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium N3520

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 2.42 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.17 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,320 vs 1,860.5 Around 25% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better PassMark score 1,851 vs 1,543 Around 20% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz vs 1.98 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 513 vs 418 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz vs 1.87 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron N2920

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron N2920

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Much higher GPU clock speed 756 MHz vs 313 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 35.45 fps vs 22.56 fps More than 55% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Oct, 2013 Release date 1 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3520 vs Celeron N2920

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3520
1.79 mHash/s
Celeron N2920
1.71 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium N3520
1.13 mPixels/s
Celeron N2920
1.02 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3520
0.1 fps
Celeron N2920
0.14 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 N3520
56,800 MB/s
Celeron N2920
46,900 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3520  vs
Celeron N2920 
Clock speed 2.17 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.42 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 7.5W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 1.81 $/year
Performance per watt 9.14 pt/W 8.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 6.09W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium N3520  vs
Celeron N2920 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.42 GHz 1.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 1.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 1.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 313 MHz 756 MHz
Turbo clock speed 854 MHz 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3
DDR3L-1066
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Intel Pentium N3520
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Intel Celeron N2920
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