Intel Core i5-480M vs Pentium 2020M

Intel Core i5-480M
Intel Pentium 2020M

General info

Comparing Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.29
 
4.76
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Intel Pentium
Architecture codename
Arrandale
 
Ivy Bridge
Release date
9 January 2011
 
1 September 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$81
 
$134
Price now
$81
 
$134

Technical specs

Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
2
Base frequency
2.667 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
Maximum frequency
2.93 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
Bus support
2400 MHz
 
no data
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
3 MB (shared)
 
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
81+114 mm2
 
118 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
90 °C
Transistor count
382+177 Million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
BGA1288, PGA988
 
FCPGA988
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
FMA
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
-
Hyper-Threading
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
+
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
-
PAE
36 Bit
 
no data
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
+
 
+

Security technologies

Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Anti-Theft
no data
 
-

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M.
Integrated graphics
Intel® HD Graphics for Previous Generation Intel® Processors
 
Intel® HD Graphics for 3rd Generation Intel® Processors
Clear Video
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
-
Graphics max frequency
766 MHz
 
1.1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
SDVO
no data
 
+
CRT
no data
 
+

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-480M 1.60 +5.3%
Pentium 2020M 1.52

3DMark06 CPU

i5-480M 2954 +20.6%
Pentium 2020M 2449

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-480M 3191
Pentium 2020M 3299 +3.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-480M 7080 +12.2%
Pentium 2020M 6312

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i5-480M 2 +21.1%
Pentium 2020M 2

wPrime 32

i5-480M 18 +75.7%
Pentium 2020M 32

Passmark

i5-480M 1301 +5.3%
Pentium 2020M 1236

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-480M and Pentium 2020M are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-480M

5.3% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($81 vs $134)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4

Advantages of Intel Pentium 2020M

Much newer (1 September 2012 vs 9 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
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HDMIMenu

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