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Old 03-27-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am trying to see if the i5-2520M is worth the upgrade from the i5-560M.

Intel® Core™ i5-2520M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor (3M Cache, 2.66 GHz)

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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IMO, no.

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Beside the 2.66GHz vs 2.5GHz, everything looks good for the Sandy Bridge.
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I agree with Tyree not worth the upgrade my friend.
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I agree with the above advice, Nothing stopping you Overclocking though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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Thank you for the responses.

As I look at the two chips, I am starting to think that it is actually a downgrade going from i5-560M to i5-2530M.

Am I seeing this correctly?
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You can't really count it as a downgrade since its only a .1 GHz differnce. There almost identical processors.
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They are not interchangeable if that's what you're asking they use different chipsets, the Sandybridge I and Sandybridge II are different CPU's with II having HD3000 video and faster memory interconnect speeds and bus speeds.

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