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Front view of Intel Core i7 2657M

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i3 370M

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 370M vs the Core i7 2657M.

Features Key features of the Core i7 2657M  vs i3 370M 

clock speed

Core i7 2657M
1.6 GHz
Core i3 370M
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i7 2657M
350 MHz
Core i3 370M
500 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 2657M
1.6 GHz
Core i3 370M
2.48 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 2657M
1.6 GHz
Core i3 370M
2.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2657M  vs
i3 370M 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
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 17W 35W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 8.43 $/year
Typical power consumption 13.81W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Core i7 2657M  vs
i3 370M 
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 16 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 2.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 667 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,202.24 MB 8,192 MB
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