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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2635QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2635QM

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More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 8,274 vs 2,910 More than 2.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-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
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,275 vs 1,623 More than 40% better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Front view of Apple A8

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Apple A8

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Much better performance per watt 250.67 pt/W vs 15.88 pt/W More than 15.8x better performance per watt
Significantly newer manufacturing process 20 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 2.03W vs 36.56W 18x lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
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
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.6 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 18x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 2.19 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 18x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2635QM vs Apple A8

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A8
2,910

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A8
1,623

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2635QM
1,890,000 MB/s
Apple A8
993,000 MB/s

GeekBench

Apple A8
1,678

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2635QM  vs
Apple A8 
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

overclocking

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

power consumption

TDP 45W 2.5W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 0.6 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 2.19 $/year
Performance per watt 15.88 pt/W 250.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 2.03W

details

Core i7 2635QM  vs
Apple A8 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
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 20 nm

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
LPDDR3-1333
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 1,024 MB
Intel Core i7 2635QM
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ikr so dumb no one will ever look this up
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This is the dumbest comparison I've ever seen.
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