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Front view of Intel Pentium U5600

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Intel Pentium U5600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium U5600 vs the Core i5 2520M.

Front view of Intel Core i5 2520M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium U5600 vs Core i5 2520M

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 U5600
67.45 MB/s
Core i5 2520M
2,080,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium U5600  vs
Core i5 2520M 
Clock speed 1.33 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1288
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 18W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.36 pt/W 20.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 14.63W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Pentium U5600  vs
Core i5 2520M 
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 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 10 25

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.33 GHz 3.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.33 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.33 GHz 3.05 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 166 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 500 MHz 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,192 MB 16,384 MB
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