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Front view of Intel Core i7 2710QE

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 114.5W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 3.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 112.13 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.61 pt/$ Around 4.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 1,385 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 8,219 vs 5,768 More than 40% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 4.34 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2710QE vs 2600

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
2600 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.8 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 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 4.34 pt/W 6.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 114.5W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2710QE  vs
2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.93 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 1,350 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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