AMD Turion II M520 vs Intel Core i3-4020Y

AMD Turion II M520
Intel Core i3-4020Y

General info

Comparing Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Turion II
 
Intel Core i3
Achitecture codename
Caspian
 
Haswell
Release date
10 September 2009
 
1 September 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$304

Technical specs

Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
4
Maximum frequency
2.3 GHz
 
1.5 GHz
FSB
3600 MHz
 
n/d
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
1024 KB
 
512 KB
L3 cache
n/d
 
3 MB
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
22 nm
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
n/d
 
1
Socket
Socket S1 (s1g3) 638-pin
 
FCBGA1168
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
11.5 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
-
 
+
AVX
-
 
+
PowerNow
+
 
-
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
-
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Smart Response
n/d
 
+
GPIO
n/d
 
+
Smart Connect
n/d
 
+
FDI
n/d
 
-
AMT
n/d
 
9.5
Matrix Storage
n/d
 
-
HD Audio
n/d
 
+
RST
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
Anti-Theft
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
n/d
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y.
Supported memory types
n/d
 
DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, LPDDR3-1333, LPDDR3-1600
Maximum memory size
n/d
 
16 GB
Max memory channels
n/d
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
n/d
 
25.6 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y.
Integrated graphics
n/d
 
Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
850 MHz
Max video memory
n/d
 
2 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
InTru 3D
n/d
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
2560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
2561x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
n/d
 
N / A

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
11.2 / 12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y.
PCIe revision
n/d
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
n/d
 
12
PCI support
n/d
 
-
USB revision
n/d
 
3.0
Total number of SATA ports
n/d
 
4
Max number of SATA 6 Gb/s Ports
n/d
 
4
Integrated IDE
n/d
 
-
Number of USB ports
n/d
 
4
Integrated LAN
n/d
 
-
UART
n/d
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Turion II M520 12.93 +86%
i3-4020Y 6.95

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Turion II M520 1955 +20.6%
i3-4020Y 1621

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Turion II M520 3754
i3-4020Y 4750 +26.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Turion II M520 1
i3-4020Y 2 +23.1%

wPrime 32

Turion II M520 34 +5.1%
i3-4020Y 35

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Turion II M520

86% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
PowerNow

Advantages of Intel Core i3-4020Y

Much newer (1 September 2013 vs 10 September 2009)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 45 nm)
Less power hungry (11 vs 35 watts)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Turion II M520 or Core i3-4020Y?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Turion II M520.
Should you still have questions on choice between Turion II M520 and Core i3-4020Y, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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