Intel Core i5-2520M vs. AMD Athlon 300U

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-2520M CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon 300U
Intel Core i5-2520M AMD Athlon 300U
Intel Core i5 Family AMD Athlon
Intel Core i 2000M CPU group AMD Athlon 300
2 Generation 6
Sandy Bridge H Architecture Picasso (Zen+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
2.50 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.30 GHz
3.20 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.40 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 1.00 GHz
1.30 GHz GPU (Turbo)
6 GPU Generation 8
32 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
12 Execution units 3
96 Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
10.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 Memory DDR4-2400
Max. Memory 32 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 12

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

35 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

32 nm Technology 12 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
PPGA 988 Socket FP5
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2011 Release date Q1/2019
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
190 (100%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
491 (100%)
Amazon
AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
138 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
344 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
544 (74%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
734 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
1196 (80%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
1495 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250 (65%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
3045 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
Amazon
AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
5960 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
2.8 (100%)
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AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-2520M Intel Core i5-2520M
2x 2.50 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
3587 (76%)
Amazon
AMD Athlon 300U AMD Athlon 300U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.30 GHz) HT
4748 (100%)
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