Intel Core i5-2540M (PGA) advantages
- This CPU utilizes Socket G2. The microprocessor can be removed from the socket without effort for upgrade or replacement.
Intel Core i5-3320M (BGA) advantages
- The Intel Core i5-3320M is based on more efficient Ivy Bridge core. It has 5% on average better performance than Sandy Bridge processors when running at the same clock speed.
- The processor includes F16C instructions. These extensions are not broadly used in programs yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
i5-2540M vs i5-3320M specifications comparison
The charts below compare the most important characteristics of the Core i5-3320M and Intel Core i5-2540M microprocessors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra 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 i5-2540M (PGA) - Intel Core i5-3320M (BGA)
Detailed side by side comparison of Core i5-2540M (PGA) vs Intel Core i5-3320M (BGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i5-2540M (PGA)|| ||Core i5-3320M (BGA)|
Can be upgraded
Supports F16C instructions
Lacks some instructions
Not possible to upgrade ot replace
Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel i5-2540M and Intel i5-3320M, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.
Please visit Intel Core i5-2540M (PGA) and Intel Core i5-3320M (BGA) pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i5-2540M (PGA)||Intel Core i5-3320M (BGA)|
|Family||Core i5 Mobile|
|CPU part number||FF8062700839209|
|Box part number||BX80627I52540M|| |
|Introduction date||February 20, 2011||June 3, 2012|
|Core name||Sandy Bridge||Ivy Bridge|
|Microarchitecture||Sandy Bridge||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3300 / 3100|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512|
|L3 cache (KB)||3072|
|Max temperature (°C)||100||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 3000||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||650|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||1300||1200|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333|
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