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Intel Core i7-2670QM vs Intel Core i7-2629M vs Intel Core i7-2635QM

Intel Core i7-2670QM

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The Intel Core i7-2670QM is a fast quad core processor for laptops and successor to the popular i7-2630QM. 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 2630QM, the 2670QM offers higher base and turbo frequencies by 200MHz. Compared to the faster Core i7, the 2670QM does not feature the Trusted Execution and the VT-d functions.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 265Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i7-2630QM 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 2670QM it is clocked from  650-1100MHz (Turbo Boost). The Core i7-2675QM in comparison offers a higher Turbo Boost frequency of 1200MHz for the GPU part.

Furthermore, an improved (compared to Clarkdale) 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 i7-2670QM should be only slightly slower than the old Core i7-2720QM that offers only a slightly higher Turbo Boost frequencies. Therefore, even demanding applications and games should run without performance problems.

The quad core CPU is still rated at 45 Watt TDP but now the integrated graphics card is also included (compared to the old Clarksfield Quad Core processors).

Intel Core i7-2629M

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The Intel Core i7-2629M is power efficient LV (Low Voltage) processor for laptops. The base frequency of 2.1 GHz is relatively low, but due to Turbo Boost 2.0, the CPU may clock up to 3 GHz (on core loaded, 2.7 GHz with both cores loaded). However, this is depending on the cooling and power consumption of the laptop. Due to HyperThreading, the i7-2629M is able to handle 4 threads in parallel. Compared to the similar called Core i7-2620M, the 2629M is slower but also needs less power (25W versus 35W TDP).

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements is the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 clocked at 500 or 1100MHz (Turbo Boost). Due to the slower base clock rate, compared to HD Graphics 3000 in 35W and 45W processors (usually clocked at 650), the performance should be a bit lower.

The performance of the CPU should be a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i7 LV. Therefore, the performance should a bit above the Core i3-380M if the Turbo can be used often.

The TDP of 25W (includes the integrated GPU and memory controller) allows the use of the 2629M CPU in thin notebooks.

Intel Core i7-2635QM

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-2670QMIntel Core i7-2629MIntel Core i7-2635QM
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i7-2960XM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2860QM2.5 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2920XM2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2760QM2.4 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2820QM2.3 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2720QM2.2 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2675QM2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2670QM « 2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2635QM2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2630QM2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2640M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2620M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2649M2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2629M2.1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2677M1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2637M1.7 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2657M1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2617M1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2960XM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2860QM2.5 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2920XM2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2760QM2.4 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2820QM2.3 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2720QM2.2 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2675QM2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2670QM2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2635QM2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2630QM2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2640M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2620M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2649M2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2629M « 2.1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2677M1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2637M1.7 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2657M1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2617M1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2960XM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2860QM2.5 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2920XM2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2760QM2.4 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2820QM2.3 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2720QM2.2 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2675QM2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2670QM2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2635QM « 2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2630QM2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2640M2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2620M2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2649M2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2629M2.1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2677M1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2637M1.7 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2657M1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2617M1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2200 - 3100 MHz2100 - 3000 MHz2000 - 2900 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 44 / 8
TDP45 Watt25 Watt45 Watt
Transistors995 Million624 Million995 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
Die Size216 mm2149 mm2216 mm2
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000, DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization (VT-x)HD Graphics 3000 500-1100MHz, integrated DDR3-1333 memory controller, Virtualization, Trusted Execution, Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost 2.0HD Graphics 3000 (650-1200MHz), DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (500 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketBGA1023FCBGA1224
$311 U.S.
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 4.85     avg: 5.1     median: 5.2 (7%)     max: 5.34 Points
90%
1 2635QM +
min: 4.6     avg: 4.7     median: 4.7 (6%)     max: 4.68 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 3685     avg: 3879     median: 3899.5 (24%)     max: 3998 Points
95%
1 2635QM +
min: 3677     avg: 3697     median: 3699 (22%)     max: 3699 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 14121     avg: 14804     median: 14842.5 (11%)     max: 15164 Points
92%
1 2635QM +
min: 13045     avg: 13521     median: 13581 (10%)     max: 13581 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 17228     avg: 17967     median: 18076 (13%)     max: 18345 Points
86%
1 2635QM +
15522 Points (11%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 4628     avg: 4823     median: 4848 (6%)     max: 4960 Points
95%
1 2635QM +
4583 Points (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 303     avg: 321.9     median: 328.1 (4%)     max: 334.6 s
98%
1 2635QM +
486 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 9.5     avg: 10.4     median: 10.6 (2%)     max: 10.98 s
99%
1 2635QM +
15 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 4037     avg: 4149     median: 4140 (7%)     max: 4270 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 26.32     avg: 26.6     median: 26.5 (9%)     max: 26.93 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 71.7     avg: 100.8     median: 115.1 (27%)     max: 115.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 0.25     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.258 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 0.443     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (8%)     max: 0.453 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 2.5     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (7%)     max: 2.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 4617     avg: 5333     median: 5400.5 (11%)     max: 5464 Points
91%
1 2635QM +
4906 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 2670QM +
12 s (3%)
100%
1 2635QM +
14 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 27     avg: 28.1     median: 28 (1%)     max: 29 s
100%
1 2635QM +
31 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 665     avg: 677     median: 675 (3%)     max: 693 s
100%
1 2635QM +
719 s (3%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 89820     avg: 99008     median: 100470 (48%)     max: 103490 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 65680     avg: 66132     median: 66000 (51%)     max: 66630 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 2670QM +
7.5 Points (96%)
99%
1 2635QM +
7.4 Points (95%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 16224     avg: 18129     median: 18363 (16%)     max: 18863 Points
91%
1 2635QM +
16710 Points (15%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 2670QM +
min: 6064     avg: 6437     median: 6490 (18%)     max: 6712 Points
87%
1 2635QM +
5658 Points (15%)

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