Intel Core i5-2520M

10 Reasons why Intel Core i5-2520M is better

than the average

1.Sizably lower TDP
35Wvs 67W (the average)
vs 3W (best: Intel Atom Z670)
The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
2.Appreciably faster GPU clock speed
650MHzvs 508MHz (the average)
vs 1300MHz (best: Intel Core i7-4770R)
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
3.Uses hyperthreading technology
Yesvs No (59% don't have it)
Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
4.Somewhat higher PassMark result (single)
1485vs 1444 (the average)
vs 2546 (best: Intel Core i7-4790K)
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
5.Clearly more performance per watt
160vs 132 (the average)
vs 396.87 (best: Intel Core i7-4720HQ)
This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.
6.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Yesvs No (71% don't have it)
This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.
7.Significantly higher maximum operating temperature
100°Cvs 88°C (the average)
vs 105°C (best: Intel Core i7-3940XM)
If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
8.Reasonably higher Cinebench 10 result (single)
3949vs 3750 (the average)
vs 8785 (best: Intel Core i7-4790K)
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
9.Clearly faster GPU turbo speed
1300MHzvs 1050MHz (the average)
vs 1350MHz (best: Intel Core i7-3940XM)
When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
10.A little bit higher SSE version
4.2vs 4.1 (the average)
vs 4.2 (best: Intel Core i7-4770K)
SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
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