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Intel Core i7-3520M
Intel Core i7-3520M
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Intel Core i7-3520M review: 55 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

2 x 2.9GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970X: 24 x 3.5GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 2933MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
4
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 64

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
22nm
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 12nm

5. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
650MHz
Intel Core i7-4770R: 1300MHz

6. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
0.5MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB

7. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
128KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 3072KB

8. PassMark result

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
4512
Intel Xeon W-2195: 26470

9. thermal design power (TDP)

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.
35W
Intel Atom E3805: 3W

10. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i7-3520M
56% have it

11. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
Intel Core i7-3520M
96% have it

12. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.25MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core

13. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
3.6GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz

14. maximum memory bandwidth

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
25.6GB/s
Intel Xeon E5504: 192.2GB/s

15. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-3520M
79% have it

16. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
6785
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

17. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
11
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE: 12.1

18. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Intel Core i7-3520M
88% have it

19. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
4MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 65.54MB

20. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-3520M
95% have it

21. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8

22. Uses hyperthreading technology

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.
Intel Core i7-3520M
57% have it

23. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
1200 million
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: 9600 million

24. Has Tri-Gate transistors

An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Intel Core i7-3520M
32% have it

25. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
3
Intel Core i9-7920X: 44

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