CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2860QM vs 3470 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 58.2 vs 56.3 Around 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better performance per watt 19.7 pt/W vs 4.41 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 86.05W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 20% better turbo clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 31.22 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 84.62 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per dollar 2.7 pt/$ vs 1.56 pt/$ Around 75% better performance per dollar
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 3.12 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 85.22 fps vs 63.29 fps Around 35% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,906 vs 1,661 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Sep, 2011 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2860QM vs i5 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2860QM
63.29 fps
Core i5 3470
85.22 fps

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 2860QM
2,340,000 MB/s
Core i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2860QM  vs
i5 3470 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1224
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 77W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 19.7 pt/W 4.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 86.05W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 2860QM  vs
i5 3470 
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 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 25 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.12 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.12 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 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 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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