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Intel Core i7-2637M

The Intel Core i7-2637M is power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for thin and light laptops. The base frequency of 1.7 GHz is relatively low, but due to Turbo Boost 2.0, the CPU may clock up to 2.8 GHz (on core loaded, 2.5 GHz with both cores loaded). However, this depends on the cooling and power consumption of the laptop. Due to HyperThreading, the i7-2637M is able to handle 4 threads in parallel. Compared to the slower i7-2617M, the 2637M offers a higher clock speed (processor core and turbo, graphics turbo).

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most notable 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 350 or 1200MHz (Turbo Boost). Due to the slower clock rate without the Turbo, compared to HD Graphics 3000 in 35W and 45W processors (usually clocked at 650 base speed in non LV processors), the performance should be noticeable lower.

The performance of the CPU should be a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Core i5. Thanks to the high Turbo Boost frequencies, the performance should be similar to the Core i3-2310M. However, the laptop cooling system has to keep the processor relatively cool for the Turbo Boost to work often.

The TDP of 17W (includes the integrated GPU and memory controller) allows the use of the 2637M CPU in small subnotebooks.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameSandy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Sandy Bridge
Intel Core i7-2960XM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2860QM (compare)2500 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2920XM (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2760QM (compare)2400 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2820QM (compare)2300 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2720QM (compare)2200 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2675QM (compare)2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2670QM (compare)2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2635QM (compare)2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2630QM (compare)2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2640M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2620M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2649M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2629M (compare)2100 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2677M (compare)1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-2637M1700 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2657M (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2617M (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate1700 - 2800 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketBGA1023
FeaturesTurbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d), Trusted Execution, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$289 U.S.
Announcement Date01/03/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 2637M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.19     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (6%)     max: 2.25 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3529     avg: 3578     median: 3600 (37%)     max: 3605 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7046     avg: 7069     median: 7074 (12%)     max: 7086 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 8430     avg: 8639     median: 8722 (11%)     max: 8765 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4464     avg: 4469     median: 4471 (42%)     max: 4472 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 690.5     avg: 744     median: 765.3 (9%)     max: 776.305 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 20.3     avg: 21.2     median: 21.7 (4%)     max: 21.701 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2286     avg: 2325     median: 2324.5 (27%)     max: 2363 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 11.95     avg: 12.1     median: 12.1 (8%)     max: 12.23 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 68.5     avg: 70.1     median: 69.5 (25%)     max: 72.22 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.112     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (6%)     max: 0.116 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.196     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.2 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2814     avg: 2836     median: 2834 (19%)     max: 2860 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13.7     avg: 14     median: 14 (3%)     max: 14.32 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 31.9     avg: 32.3     median: 32 (1%)     max: 33.02 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 735.2     avg: 755     median: 757.8 (3%)     max: 772 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
45450 MIPS (22%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
29870 MFLOPS (23%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 7546     avg: 7733     median: 7552 (11%)     max: 8101 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
29.1 Watt (8%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i7 2637M processor

Acer Aspire M3-581TG (NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 15.6")
» Review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG Ultrabook - Review
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG - External Review

Acer Aspire M3-581TG-72634G52Mnkk (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-72634G52Mnkk - External Review

Acer Aspire M3-581TG-7376G25Mnkk (NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-7376G25Mnkk - External Review

Acer Aspire S3-3951 (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 13.3")
» Acer Aspire S3-3951 - External Review

Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24ISS (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G24ISS - External Review

Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G25nss (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Acer Aspire S3-951-2634G25nss - External Review

Acer Aspire S3-951-6432 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Acer Aspire S3-951-6432 - External Review

Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-9326 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-9326 - External Review

Acer Aspire TimeLineU M5-581TG-73516G25Mass (NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire TimeLineU M5-581TG-73516G25Mass - External Review

Acer TravelMate 8481T-6873 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14")
» Acer TravelMate 8481T-6873 - External Review

Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2634G38nkk (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, 14")
» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2634G38nkk - External Review

Dell XPS 13 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Review Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook - Review
» Dell XPS 13 - External Review

Dell XPS 13-321X-0281 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Dell XPS 13-321X-0281 - External Review

LG Z330 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» LG Z330 - External Review

LG Z430 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 14")
» LG Z430 - External Review

Samsung 530U3B-A02DE (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 530U3B-A02DE - External Review

Samsung 900X3B-A74 (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3")
» Samsung 900X3B-A74 - External Review

Samsung 900X4B-A01DE (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15")
» Review Samsung Series 9 900X4B-A01DE Notebook - Review
» Samsung 900X4B-A01DE - External Review

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   1.9 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
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   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   1.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
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   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   3.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
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   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.1 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   3.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
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   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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   3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
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