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Front view of Intel Core i7 2635QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2635QM

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Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 8,274 vs 2,535 More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,275 vs 1,406 More than 60% better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 10% higher GPU clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Apple A7

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Apple A7

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Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2635QM vs Apple A7

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A7
2,535

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A7
1,406

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2635QM
1,890,000 MB/s
Apple A7
845,850 MB/s

GeekBench

Apple A7
1,466

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2635QM  vs
Apple A7 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 1.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 1.4 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 36.56W N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 6,400 MB/s

details

Core i7 2635QM  vs
Apple A7 
Architecture x86-64 ARMv8 64 bits
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 PowerVR G6430
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz
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