CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of N3520 vs 2020M 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 Pentium 2020M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium 2020M  based on its performance, single-core performance and features.

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Intel Pentium 2020M

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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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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 28.44W 4.7x lower typical power consumption
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date a year later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 4.7x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

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Intel Pentium 2020M

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More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 313 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
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
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 854 MHz Around 30% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,856 vs 912 More than 2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 2.77 mPixels/s vs 1.13 mPixels/s Around 2.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better performance per dollar 0.98 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar
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 2020M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3520
1.79 mHash/s
Pentium 2020M
3.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium N3520
0.1 fps
Pentium 2020M
0.3 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
Pentium 2020M
125,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium N3520  vs
2020M 
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
SSE4
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 9.42 pt/W 3.76 pt/W
Typical power consumption 6.09W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium N3520  vs
2020M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 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 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.17 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.42 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 313 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 854 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
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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