Intel Core i7-3517U advantages
- Power consumption of the i7-3517U CPU is lower.
Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA) advantages
- Higher operating frequency of the Intel Core i7-3520M processor helps it to achieve better performance in most programs.
i7-3517U vs i7-3520M specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important Intel Core i7-3520M and i7-3517U characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.
The number of cores / threads
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
Lower is better
- Intel Core i7-3517U - Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of i7-3517U vs Core i7-3520M (BGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i7-3517U|| ||Core i7-3520M (BGA)|
Needs less power
Has lower operating frequency
Requires significantly more power
Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i7-3517U and i7-3520M, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.
Please visit Intel Core i7-3517U and Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i7-3517U||Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA)|
|Family||Core i7 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AV8063801057605||AV8063801028803|
|Introduction date||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3000 / 2800||3600 / 3400|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512|
|L3 cache (KB)||4096|
|Max temperature (°C)||105|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||350||650|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||1150||1250|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333|
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