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Intel Core i7-2630qm vs Core i7-740QM

February 1st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Core i7-2630qm and Core i7-740QM makes an interesting comparison as they are being seen in a large number of notebooks launched today. Here are few points that will elaborate the similarity and the differences

1. Both the Core i7-2630qm and the Core i7-740QM are quad core processor.

2. While the Core i7-2630qm belongs to the newer 32nm Sandy Bridge Architecture, the Core i7-740QM belongs to the 45 nm Clarksfield architecture.

3.Core i7-2630qm has a clock frequency of 2 GHz while the Core i7-740QM is clocked at 1.73 GHz.

4. Both the Core i7-2630qm and the Core i7-740QM come with 6 MB of L3 Cache.

5. Core i7-2630qm has a turbo frequency of 2.9 GHz while the Core i7-740QM has turbo freq of 2.93 GHz.


So it may be imperative to conclude that the Core i7-2630qm is substantially faster than the Core i7-740QM and if you have a choice the Core i7-2630qm, based notebook is good even if it is $150 or so more than the core i7-740QM. The Sandy Bridge processors are about 10 to 15% faster than the similarly clocked Clarksdale processor.

Another processor that is good to compare clock by clock frequency is the core i7-920XM – a 2 GHz quad core processor. With slight improvement in the architecture we can expect that the Core i7-2630qm processor performance is on par or better than the Core i7-920XM Quad Core processor.

The more noticeable improvement, or rather difference is in the integrated graphics section ( it is called Intel HD Graphics 3000). The Sandy Bridge graphics has been found to have 100 to 125% improved performance as compared to the Intel HD graphics. The core i7-740qm does not has integrated graphics.

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  1. Andy
    February 16th, 2011 at 16:25 | #1

    It is a lot 4 p4 chip set

  2. Andy
    February 16th, 2011 at 16:27 | #2

    This circuit p4 4chipset

  3. Andy
    February 16th, 2011 at 16:29 | #3

    Put 100 p4 to the chip inside must better than any intel chip run supper per fast

  4. Andy
    February 16th, 2011 at 16:34 | #4

    If laptop use germary Capasitor big one a lot cap ????
    Never use SMd cap it is not good ALl way have some wrong .