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Intel Core i7-2635QM

Intel 2635QM

The Intel Core i7-2635QM is a fast quad core processor for laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 8 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the previous Clarksdale quad-cores, the i7-2635QM is now manufactured in 32nm and offers an integrated graphics card and AES functions. Compared to the faster Core i7, the 2635QM does not support Trusted Execution functions and VT-d (VT-x Virtualization only).

Compared to the Core i7-2630QM, the 2635QM offers a slightly higher Turbo Boost frequency for the GPU (1200MHz versus 1100MHz) and is offered in the BGA Package (2630QM rPGA).

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 256Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i7-2635QM offers an integrated graphics card ( Intel HD Graphics 3000) which is clearly faster then the older Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs. As the new GPU is included in the CPU, it is also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores (using a new ring bus). In the 2635QM it is clocked from 650-1200MHz (Turbo Boost).

Furthermore, an improved dual-channel DDR3 memory controller is included on the CPU die that is used by the CPU and GPU part.

The performance of the Core i7-2635QM should be about 10-15% faster than a similar clocked Clarksfield Core i7 (see first tests by Anandtech). Therefore, the 2635QM should be on a level (or even faster) than a Core i7-920XM Quad-Core.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2000 - 2900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count995 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size216 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1224
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (650-1200MHz), DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Announcement Date01/06/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 2635QM

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 486     avg: 486 (95.73%)     max: 486 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 15     avg: 15 (97.88%)     max: 15 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 5658     avg: 5658 (42.81%)     max: 5658 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 16710     avg: 16710 (41.79%)     max: 16710 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 4906     avg: 4906 (54.43%)     max: 4906 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7 (25.61%)     max: 4.68 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4583     avg: 4583 (18.4%)     max: 4583 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 15522     avg: 15522 (42.08%)     max: 15522 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3677     avg: 3696.6 (54.55%)     max: 3699 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 13045     avg: 13521.4 (38.88%)     max: 13581 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 14     avg: 14 (98.9%)     max: 14 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 31     avg: 31 (99.57%)     max: 31 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 719     avg: 719 (96.86%)     max: 719 Seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.4     avg: 7.4 (93.65%)     max: 7.4 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i5 4330M
11324 
Intel Core i7 940XM
11391 
Intel Core i7 920XM
11916 
Intel Core i7 2635QM
13521.4 
Intel Core i7 2630QM
13690.8 
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
13888 
Intel Core i7 2720QM
14649.4 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the Intel Core i7 2635QM processor

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC721LL/A (AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 15.4")
» Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen) - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A) - External Review

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 MC721LL/A - Non Glare (AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 15.4")
» Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, Matte Screen) - Review
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, non-glare, MC721LL/A) - External Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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» Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Benchmarklist of all known CPUs that are used in laptops (desktop and laptop CPUs)

Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
+ Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1024 KB + 8196 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2011-01- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)