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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3630QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 2.5x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 10,890 vs 210 More than 51.8x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs ARM A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.51 MB More than 95% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 250 MHz More than 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 2,775 vs 211 Around 13.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Apple A4 (APL0398)

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Apple A4 (APL0398)

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More l2 cache per core 0.51 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core More than 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3630QM vs A4 (APL0398)

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 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s
A4 (APL0398)
18,700 MB/s

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3630QM  vs
A4 (APL0398) 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 PowerVR SGX535
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel

details

Core i7 3630QM  vs
A4 (APL0398) 
Architecture x86-64 ARM
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0.51 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.51 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 36.56W N/A
Intel Core i7 3630QM
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Apple A4 (APL0398)
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