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Core i5-3570S vs i5-2520M


Description
The i5-3570S is based on Ivy Bridge architecture while the i5-2520M is based on Sandy Bridge.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i5-3570S gets a score of 102.4 k points while the i5-2520M gets 50.2 k points.

Summarizing, the i5-3570S is 2 times faster than the i5-2520M . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306a9
206a7
Core
Ivy Bridge
Sandy Bridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.1 GHz
2.5 GHz
Boost frecuency
3.8 GHz
3.2 GHz
Socket
LGA 1155
BGA1023
Cores/Threads
4/4
2/2
TDP
65 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
256 kB
Cache L3
6144 kB
3072 kB
Date
Jun 2012
February 2011

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i5-3570S
i5-2520M
Test#1 (Integers)
10387
9043 (-12.94%)
Test#2 (FP)
10077
8033 (-20.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4013
4061 (1.18%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4127
2990 (-27.54%)
TOTAL
28605
24127 (-15.65%)

Multithread

i5-3570S

i5-2520M
Test#1 (Integers)
40436
19821 (-50.98%)
Test#2 (FP)
39310
18120 (-53.91%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
15175
9229 (-39.19%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7493
3063 (-59.13%)
TOTAL
102414
50232 (-50.95%)

Performance/W
i5-3570S
i5-2520M
Test#1 (Integers)
622 points/W
566 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
605 points/W
518 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
233 points/W
264 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
115 points/W
88 points/W
TOTAL
1576 points/W
1435 points/W

Performance/GHz
i5-3570S
i5-2520M
Test#1 (Integers)
2734 points/GHz
2826 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
2652 points/GHz
2510 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1056 points/GHz
1269 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1086 points/GHz
935 points/GHz
TOTAL
7528 points/GHz
7540 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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