CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N3520 vs 3110M among laptop CPUs

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

6.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3110M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3110M  based on its performance, single-core performance and features.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium N3520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium N3520

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Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jun, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.5 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much 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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3110M

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Intel Core i3 3110M

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Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,856 vs 2,754 More than 40% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 313 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.25 mPixels/s vs 0.98 mPixels/s Around 7.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.17 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Supports more RAM 32,768 MB vs 8,192 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,851 vs 912 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 854 MHz More than 15% better turbo clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,988 vs 2,320 Around 30% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,982 vs 2,921 More than 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.17 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium N3520 vs Core i3 3110M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3520
1.79 mHash/s
Core i3 3110M
6.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium N3520
0.98 mPixels/s
Core i3 3110M
7.25 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3520
0.1 fps
Core i3 3110M
0.79 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
Core i3 3110M
125,500 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3520  vs
Core i3 3110M 
Clock speed 2.17 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 35W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 8.63 pt/W 4.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium N3520  vs
Core i3 3110M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.42 GHz 2.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 2.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 313 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 854 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 32,768 MB
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