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Front view of Intel Core i7 2629M

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Features Key features of the Core i7 2629M  vs i5 2540M 

clock speed

Core i7 2629M
2.1 GHz
Core i5 2540M
2.6 GHz

turbo clock speed

L2 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i7 2629M
500 MHz
Core i5 2540M
650 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 2629M
2.1 GHz
Core i5 2540M
3.08 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 2629M
2.1 GHz
Core i5 2540M
2.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2629M  vs
i5 2540M 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 35W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 8.43 $/year
Typical power consumption 20.31W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 2629M  vs
i5 2540M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.08 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 500 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,202.24 MB 16,384 MB
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