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Front view of Intel Core i7 3610QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3610QM

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 55 °C More than 90% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jun, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4174 HE

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AMD Opteron 4174 HE

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i7 3610QM  vs Opteron 4174 HE 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 3610QM
3.11 GHz
Opteron 4174 HE
2.3 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3610QM  vs
Opteron 4174 HE 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
C32
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

power consumption

TDP 45W 65W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0

details

Core i7 3610QM  vs
Opteron 4174 HE 
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 23 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 2.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,344.5 N/A
Intel Core i7 3610QM
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