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Front view of Intel Core i7 2710QE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 93.6W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 27.75 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 100.92 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 4.58 pt/$ vs 0.61 pt/$ More than 7.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.54 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 8.14 pt/W vs 4.34 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,742 vs 1,385 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.51 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2710QE vs i5 2400

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2710QE  vs
i5 2400 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
LGA 1155
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
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 27.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 100.92 $/year
Performance per watt 4.34 pt/W 8.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 93.6W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2710QE  vs
i5 2400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,100 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 No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,998.4 MB 32,768 MB
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