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Intel Core i5-560M vs Intel Core i5-520M

Intel Core i5-560M

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The Intel Core i5-560M is a high end dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.66 to 3.2 GHz. Each core is based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture. Hyperthreading enables the Dual Core CPU to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the Core i7-580M, the 560M a slightly lower maximum Turbo Boost frequency.

A feature of the new Core i5-560M is the integrated graphics card called GMA HD and memory controller. Both are on a separate die that is still manufactured in 45nm whereas the CPU die is already manufactured in the new 32nm process.

The performance of the Core i5-560M should be a bit beyond the Core i7-620M and therefore the second fastest dual core CPU for laptops in 2010. Compared to the older Core 2 Duo models, the i5-560M should be faster than the T9900. Therefore, the Core i5-560M is a high end dual core cpu which should handle all daily work and gaming tasks. Only the quad core i7 CPUs can be noticeably faster at tasks that require four or more threads (e.g. rendering).

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is known to be clocked up to 500-766 MHz and should be clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. A GeForce 9400M (ION) should still be a faster (especially as Nvidia and ATI cards have a better driver support than Intel up to now). According to rumors, the GMA core will also use the Turbo Mode regulate the clock speed.

The power consumption of 35 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 35 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo T-series (CPU alone). Due to the Turbo Boost, the Core i5 is likely to use the whole TDP of 35 Watt under load and therefore can use more power than a similar specified Core 2 Duo. In Idle mode, the i5 uses clearly less power than the Core 2 Duo CPUs.

Intel Core i5-520M

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The Intel Core i5-520M is a dual core CPU for laptops and clocks (due to the Turbo Mode) from 2.4 to 2.93 GHz. Each core is based on the Nehalem (Westmere) micro-architecture. Hyperthreading enables the Dual Core CPU to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the faster Core i7-620M, the 520M features only 3 MB Level 3 Cache and a lower clock speed (CPU and GPU).

A feature of the new Core i5-520M is the integrated graphics card called GMA HD and memory controller. Both are on a separate die that is still manufactured in 45nm whereas the CPU die is already manufactured in the new 32nm process.

The performance of the i5 520M is on average faster than a Core 2 Duo T9500 and due to the Turbo Boost, single threaded applications run even better. Therefore, the Core i5-520M is as fast as high clocked Core 2 Duo CPUs and should handle most gaming and multimedia tasks well.

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is known to be clocked up to 500-766 MHz and should be clearly faster than the old GMA 4500MHD. A GeForce 9400M (ION) should still be a faster (especially as Nvidia and ATI cards have a better driver support than Intel up to now). According to rumors, the GMA core will also use the Turbo Mode regulate the clock speed.

The power consumption of 35 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 35 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo T-series (CPU alone). Due to the Turbo Boost, the Core i5 more likely uses the TDP under load than the older Core 2 Duo CPUs. Without any load, the i5 uses noticable less power.

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Series: Core i5 Arrandale
Intel Core i5-580M compare2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-560M2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M compare2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M compare2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM compare1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM compare1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-580M compare2.67 - 3.33 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M2.67 - 3.2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2.67 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2.53 - 3.07 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M compare2.53 - 2.8 GHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-520M2.4 - 2.93 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2.4 - 2.66 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M compare2.26 - 2.53 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM compare1.33 - 2.13 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1.33 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1.2 - 2 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM compare1.06 - 1.87 GHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1.2 - 1.73 GHz2 / 43 MB
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382+177 382+177
32 32
81+114 mm281+114 mm2
105 °C105 °C
PGA988BGA1288, PGA988
Turbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 500-733MHz, Dual Channel DDR3 memory controllerTurbo Boost, Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrierte GMA HD 733MHz,
Architecturex86x86
$225 U.S.$225 U.S.
Intel Core i5 560MIntel Core i5 520M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
560M +
min: 2.36     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (4%)     max: 2.42 Points
min: 1.97     avg: 2.1     median: 2.2 (4%)     max: 2.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
560M +
min: 3263     avg: 3346     median: 3306 (30%)     max: 3486
min: 2789     avg: 3017     median: 3046 (27%)     max: 3102
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
560M +
min: 7411     avg: 7487     median: 7466 (12%)     max: 7592
min: 6114     avg: 6661     median: 6753 (11%)     max: 6925
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
560M +
min: 8593     avg: 8869     median: 8877.5 (8%)     max: 9127 Points
min: 7129     avg: 8022     median: 8165 (8%)     max: 8342 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
560M +
min: 4001     avg: 4112     median: 4090 (29%)     max: 4268 Points
min: 1799     avg: 3636     median: 3732 (26%)     max: 3957 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
560M +
min: 536     avg: 555     median: 542.3 (6%)     max: 600.321 s
min: 599     avg: 814     median: 623.5 (7%)     max: 1427.83 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
560M +
min: 17     avg: 17.9     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 19.344 s
100%
520M +
min: 19     avg: 26.6     median: 20 (4%)     max: 44.633 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
560M +
min: 3061     avg: 3104     median: 3115.5 (17%)     max: 3122 Points
min: 2602     avg: 2728     median: 2728.5 (15%)     max: 2817 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
560M +
min: 14     avg: 14.4     median: 14.2 (3%)     max: 15 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
560M +
min: 33     avg: 35     median: 35.6 (2%)     max: 36.442 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
560M +
min: 789     avg: 804     median: 806 (4%)     max: 825 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 520M +
min: 31600     avg: 34553     median: 33240 (16%)     max: 39000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 520M +
min: 25360     avg: 28514     median: 28250 (22%)     max: 35320 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
100%
560M +
min: 6475     avg: 6964     median: 6964 (44%)     max: 7453 Points
116%
520M +
8082 Points (51%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
560M +
min: 6.7     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (87%)     max: 6.9 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
560M +
min: 8234     avg: 8243     median: 8242.5 (10%)     max: 8251 Points
min: 7304     avg: 7540     median: 7560 (9%)     max: 7658 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-560M → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-520M → 96% n=14

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