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Front view of Intel Core i7 2670QM

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3610QE

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 120.37 fps vs 48.34 fps Around 2.5x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 7 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 2670QM

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Much better performance per dollar 1.71 pt/$ vs 0.44 pt/$ Around 4x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 14.38 pt/W vs 3.6 pt/W Around 4x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3610QE vs 2670QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3610QE
120.37 fps
Core i7 2670QM
48.34 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3610QE  vs
2670QM 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.6 pt/W 14.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3610QE  vs
2670QM 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.3 GHz 2.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 33,003.52 MB 32,768 MB
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