Intel Core i7-3517U vs i7-3520M (BGA)

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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
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3GHz
 
3.6GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
6000
4800
3600
2400
1200
0
 
 
4608KB
 
4608KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
17W
 
35W
 
 
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)
General recommendations:
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Clocked higher

Drawbacks:

Has lower operating frequency
 

Drawbacks:

Requires significantly more power

Similar processors

Core i7-3517U Core i7-3520M (BGA)
 

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.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i7-3517U and Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i7-3517UIntel Core i7-3520M (BGA)
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i7 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi7-3517Ui7-3520M
CPU part numberAV8063801057605AV8063801028803
Introduction dateJune 3, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1023
Frequency (MHz)19002900
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3000 / 28003600 / 3400
Clock Multiplier1929
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)4096
Max temperature (°C)105
TDP (Watt)1735
Cores2
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)350650
Maximum frequency (MHz)11501250
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i7-3517U" or "Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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