Intel Core i7-2675QM vs Intel Core i7-2640M vs Intel Core i7-2630QM

Intel Core i7-2675QM

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The Intel Core i7-2675QM 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 2675QM offers higher base and turbo frequencies by 200MHz. Compared to the faster Core i7, the 2675QM 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 2635QM it is clocked from  650-1200MHz (Turbo Boost). The Core i7-2630QM in comparison offers a lower Turbo Boost frequency of 1100MHz 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 i7-2675QM 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 i7-2640M

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The Intel Core i7-2640M is the fastest dual core processor at the time of introduction in Q3 2011 and successor of the slower clocked i7-2620M. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 4 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the slower Core i5, the i7 offers a larger last level cache of 4MB. The base clock speed is 2.8 GHz but due to Turbo Boost it can reach 3.3 GHz (2 cores active) and 3.5 GHz (1 core active).

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 i7-2640M 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 2620M it is clocked from 650-1300MHz (Turbo Boost), and in the 2640M it should be similar.

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

Due to the improved architecture and the new Turbo Boost 2.0, the average performance of the Core i7-2640M is higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i7 dual core. The performance should even excel the old high-end quad core models like the Core i7-820QM.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.

Intel Core i7-2630QM

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The Intel Core i7-2630QM 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 i7-2630QM is now manufactured in 32nm and offers an integrated graphics card and AES functions. The difference to the similar 2635QM is the slower Turbo Boost clock rate for the integrated GPU (1100MHz versus 1300MHz) and the different package (rPGA versus BGA). Compared to the faster Core i7, the 2630QM 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 2630QM it is clocked from 650-1100MHz (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 i7-2630QM should be about 10-15% faster than a similar clocked Clarksfield Core i7 (see first tests by Anandtech). Therefore, the 2630QM should be on a level (or even faster) than a Core i7-920XM Quad-Core.

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 i7-2675QMIntel Core i7-2640MIntel Core i7-2630QM
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Sandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i7-2960XM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2860QM2500 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2920XM2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2760QM2400 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2820QM2300 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2720QM2200 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-2675QM2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2670QM2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2635QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2630QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2640M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2620M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2649M2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2629M2100 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2677M1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2637M1700 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2657M1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2617M1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2960XM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2860QM2500 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2920XM2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2760QM2400 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2820QM2300 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2720QM2200 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2675QM2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2670QM2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2635QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2630QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-2640M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2620M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2649M2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2629M2100 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2677M1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2637M1700 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2657M1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2617M1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2960XM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2860QM2500 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2920XM2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2760QM2400 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2820QM2300 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2720QM2200 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2675QM2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2670QM2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2635QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-2630QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2640M2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2620M2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2649M2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2629M2100 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2677M1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2637M1700 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2657M1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2617M1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
2200 - 3100 MHz2800 - 3500 MHz2000 - 2900 MHz
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1 MB512 KB1 MB
6 MB4 MB6 MB
4 / 82 / 44 / 8
45 35 45
995 624 995
32 32 32
216 mm2149 mm2216 mm2
BGAFCPGA988
HD Graphics 3000, DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization (VT-x)HD Graphics 3000, DDR3-1066/1333 Memory Controller (max 8GB), HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization (VT-x)
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
100 °C100 °C
$346 U.S.
Intel Core i7 2630QM

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 2640M +
min: 3.07     avg: 3.1     median: 3.2 (7%)     max: 3.2 Points
153%
1 2630QM +
min: 3.89     avg: 4.7     median: 4.8 (11%)     max: 5.04 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 2640M +
1.4 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 2640M +
min: 4009     avg: 4383     median: 4443 (46%)     max: 4506 Points
82%
1 2630QM +
min: 3449     avg: 3653     median: 3662 (38%)     max: 3772 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 2640M +
min: 9691     avg: 9766     median: 9778 (16%)     max: 9833 Points
141%
1 2630QM +
min: 11111     avg: 13692     median: 13833 (23%)     max: 14394 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 2640M +
min: 11067     avg: 11767     median: 11874 (14%)     max: 12037 Points
142%
1 2630QM +
min: 13512     avg: 16643     median: 16803 (19%)     max: 17347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 2640M +
min: 5445     avg: 5549     median: 5534 (48%)     max: 5665 Points
83%
1 2630QM +
min: 4325     avg: 4558     median: 4569 (40%)     max: 4679 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 2640M +
min: 478.5     avg: 494     median: 489 (6%)     max: 523.632 seconds
102%
1 2630QM +
min: 313.2     avg: 332     median: 325.6 (4%)     max: 435 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 2640M +
min: 15     avg: 15.5     median: 15.1 (3%)     max: 16.614 seconds
101%
1 2630QM +
min: 9.7     avg: 10.3     median: 10.1 (2%)     max: 12.5 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 2640M +
min: 2555     avg: 2632     median: 2620 (27%)     max: 2733 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 2640M +
min: 16.38     avg: 16.9     median: 17 (10%)     max: 17.21 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 2640M +
min: 88.74     avg: 91     median: 89.4 (31%)     max: 95 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 2640M +
min: 0.124     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.152 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 2640M +
min: 0.198     avg: 0.2     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.27 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 2640M +
1.6 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 2640M +
min: 3882     avg: 3934     median: 3927 (26%)     max: 3978 Points
128%
1 2630QM +
min: 4050     avg: 4912     median: 5039 (34%)     max: 5127 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 2640M +
min: 11     avg: 11.2     median: 11 (2%)     max: 11.66 Seconds
100%
1 2630QM +
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14.2 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 2640M +
min: 25     avg: 26     median: 26 (1%)     max: 27.04 Seconds
100%
1 2630QM +
min: 29     avg: 30.4     median: 30.2 (1%)     max: 32 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 2640M +
min: 604     avg: 626     median: 634 (3%)     max: 639 Seconds
100%
1 2630QM +
min: 712.5     avg: 730     median: 728.5 (3%)     max: 778 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 2640M +
min: 64300     avg: 64523     median: 64545 (31%)     max: 64700 MIPS
152%
1 2630QM +
98320 MIPS (47%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 2640M +
min: 39000     avg: 39255     median: 39135 (30%)     max: 39750 MFLOPS
154%
1 2630QM +
min: 59250     avg: 60255     median: 60255 (46%)     max: 61260 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
100%
1 2630QM +
min: 9075     avg: 10547     median: 10547 (66%)     max: 12019 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 2640M +
min: 7     avg: 7.2     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.6 points
104%
1 2630QM +
min: 7.4     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (95%)     max: 7.5 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 2640M +
min: 10127     avg: 10509     median: 10559 (15%)     max: 10838 Points
164%
1 2630QM +
min: 12879     avg: 16949     median: 17369 (24%)     max: 25328 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 2640M +
min: 3902     avg: 4140     median: 4172 (19%)     max: 4320 points
142%
1 2630QM +
min: 4628     avg: 5796     median: 5933.5 (27%)     max: 6358 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 2640M +
26569 Points (17%)
109%
1 2630QM +
min: 28688     avg: 29084     median: 29084 (19%)     max: 29480 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 2640M +
2876 Points (7%)
145%
1 2630QM +
min: 4012     avg: 4158     median: 4157.5 (11%)     max: 4303 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 2630QM +
5788 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 2640M +
7873 Points (64%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 2640M +
6847 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 2640M +
7293 Points (14%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 2640M +
6298 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 2640M +
6913 Points (18%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 2675QM +
3100 Points (48%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 2675QM +
10090 Points (25%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 2675QM +
3100 Points (46%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 2675QM +
9800 Points (17%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 2675QM +
536 Points (33%)
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 2675QM +
1928 Points (16%)

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