CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2640M vs 3610ME among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Intel Core i7 2640M

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2640M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2640M

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,290,000 MB/s vs 2,240 MB/s More than 1022.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better performance per dollar 2.08 pt/$ vs 0.5 pt/$ Around 4.2x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 20.53 pt/W vs 3.81 pt/W Around 5.5x better performance per watt
Much better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 35% better turbo clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 152.05 fps vs 35.4 fps More than 4.2x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2011 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2640M vs i5 3610ME

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2640M
35.4 fps
Core i5 3610ME
152.05 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2640M
2,290,000 MB/s
Core i5 3610ME
2,240 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2640M  vs
i5 3610ME 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 20.53 pt/W 3.81 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2640M  vs
i5 3610ME 
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 28 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,000 MB
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