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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2670QM

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Intel Core i7 2670QM

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Phenom II N970

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom II N970 vs the Intel Core i7 2670QM.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2670QM vs Phenom II N970

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 2670QM
1,940,000 MB/s
Phenom II N970
87,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2670QM  vs
Phenom II N970 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
S1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 14.38 pt/W 3.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W

details

Core i7 2670QM  vs
Phenom II N970 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.69 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Intel Core i7 2670QM
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