Intel Core i5-560UM vs Intel Core i5-520UM

Intel Core i5-560UM

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The Intel Core i5-560UM is a Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor for small and light laptops. It is clocked with 1.3 - 2 GHz (if Turbo Boost is enabled). 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). AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution are activated (compared to the 470UM).

A feature of the Core i5-560UM is the integrated graphics card (called Intel HD Graphics) 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.

Due to the integrated memory controller, HyperThreading and Turbo Boost, the  Core i5-560UM is faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo (1.3 GHz) in all (us known) applications and benchmarks. Still the Turbo Boost may not trigger very often (sometimes it is even not activated in the BIOS) and therefore the maximum of 2.13 GHz may not be important.

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is between 166-500 MHz (Turbo Boost) and therefore the base speed is clearly below the non low voltage versions. The performance should still be faster than the old GMA 4500MHD.

The power consumption of 18 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 17 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo SL-series (CPU alone).

Intel Core i5-520UM

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The Intel Core i5-520UM is a Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor for small and light laptops. It is clocked with 1.06 - 1.86 GHz (if Turbo Boost is enabled). 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 i7-620UM, the i5 offers only 3MB Level 3 cache (i7 4MB) and a lower maximum Turbo Boost frequency. Other Core i5 CPUs (withouth the U in the name) are faster due to the higher clock speed, but need more power.

A feature of the new Core i5-520UM is the integrated graphics card (called Intel HD Graphics) 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.

Due to the integrated memory controller, the HyperThreading and Turbo Boost, the  Core i5-520UM is faster than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo (1.2 GHz) in all (us known) applications and benchmarks. Still the Turbo Boost may not trigger very often (sometimes it is even not activated in the BIOS) and therefore the maximum of 1.86 GHz is not very important. 

The 32nm cpu cores of the Westmere generation can also process some new instructions to accelerate AES encryptions. Modern applications that support AES encoding can profit significantly using the new instructions (e.g. the Communications Suite test in the PCMark Vantage boosts up to 70% using AES in the faster Core i5-520M).

The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is between 166-500 MHz (Turbo Boost) and therefore the base speed is clearly below the non low voltage versions. The performance should still be faster than the old GMA 4500MHD.

The power consumption of 18 Watt TDP (max.) counts for the whole package and therefore it is clearly better than the 17 Watt TDP of the Core 2 Duo SL-series (CPU alone).

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Intel Core i5-580M compare2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M compare2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M compare2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M compare2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520UM1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-580M compare2666 - 3333 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560M compare2667 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-480M compare2666 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540M compare2530 - 3066 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-460M compare2530 - 2800 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-520M compare2400 - 2933 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-450M compare2400 - 2660 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430M compare2260 - 2533 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-560UM1333 - 2130 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-470UM compare1333 - 1867 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-540UM compare1200 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-520UM1060 - 1866 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-430UM compare1200 - 1730 MHz2 / 43 MB
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81+114 mm281+114 mm2
105 °C105 °C
BGA1288BGA1288
Intel HD Graphics 166-500MHz, DDR3-800 Memory Controller, Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization Technology VT-x, Intel 64, Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Fast Memory Access, Flex Memory Access, Execute Disable BitTurbo Boost (1.86 GHz max), Hyper Threading, Enhanced Speedstep, integrated GMA HD 166-500MHz
$250 U.S.$241 U.S.
Intel Core i5 560UMIntel Core i5 520UM

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1.5 Points (3%)
min: 1.02     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (3%)     max: 1.33 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 520UM +
min: 1471     avg: 1981     median: 1942.5 (20%)     max: 2569 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 520UM +
min: 2785     avg: 3670     median: 3778 (6%)     max: 4340 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
5684 Points (7%)
min: 3946     avg: 4600     median: 4632.5 (5%)     max: 5187 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
2743 Points (25%)
min: 2263     avg: 2561     median: 2423.5 (23%)     max: 3135 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
1965 seconds (23%)
min: 995     avg: 1110     median: 1110 (13%)     max: 1224.9 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
61 seconds (12%)
min: 31.8     avg: 35.2     median: 35.2 (7%)     max: 38.5 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
1976 Points (13%)
min: 982     avg: 1429     median: 1492 (10%)     max: 1718 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
22 Seconds (5%)
min: 24     avg: 26.7     median: 25 (5%)     max: 31 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
51 Seconds (2%)
min: 56     avg: 62.3     median: 58 (2%)     max: 73 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
1209 Seconds (5%)
min: 1303     avg: 1439     median: 1341 (6%)     max: 1674 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
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SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
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PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
1 520UM +
min: 2848     avg: 3571     median: 3925 (25%)     max: 3940 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 520UM +
min: 3.9     avg: 4.7     median: 4.8 (61%)     max: 5.4 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 520UM +
min: 3751     avg: 4065     median: 4064.5 (6%)     max: 4378 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-560UM → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-520UM → 94% n=9

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)