CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2760QM vs 2600 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

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 2600  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2760QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2760QM

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 114.5W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 16.71 pt/W vs 6.48 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
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 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Sep, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 8 months later
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 1.99 pt/$ More than 35% better performance per dollar
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU 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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 3.04 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 1,596 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,300 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 8,219 vs 6,626 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 75.8 fps vs 60.28 fps More than 25% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2760QM vs 2600

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2760QM
60.28 fps
Core i7 2600
75.8 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 2760QM
2,270,000 MB/s
Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2760QM  vs
2600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1224
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 16.71 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 2760QM  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 24 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.04 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.92 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,307.2 2,824.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.04 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 1,300 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 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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