January 30, 2012

Intel Core i7-2860QM

The Core i7-2860QM is a high-end quad core processor made by Intel for notebook computers. The Intel Core i7-2860QM quad core processor is based on the Sandy Bridge structural design and provides HyperThreading technology that is capable of handling 8 threads at the same time thereby icreasing the performance by about 20% more.

This quad core processor has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and is capable of overclocking up to 3.6 GHz because of TurboBoost technology. The Intel Core i7-2860QM quad core processor has an integrated graphics controller and AES functions. The integrated GPU in Intel Core i7-2860QM quad core processor is called as Intel HD Graphics 3000 and said to be as good as entry level discreet graphics card like Nvidia Geforce 310M, and shares the fast L3 cache. The HD Graphics 3000 is clocked between 650 MHz and 1300 MHz because of TurboBoost in the GPU side.

Furthermore, this Core i7-2860QM has Level 1 Cache of about 256 KB, Level 2 Cache of 1024 KB and Level 3 Cache of 8192 KB. The Intel Core i7-2860QM quad core processor has a thermal design power of about 45 watts which makes it best suited for laptops with 15 inch screen size or above. This Core i7-2860QM processor has a PassMark rating of 7912.

Below is a table showing the PassMark rating of Intel Core i7-2860QM compared to other processor. The higher the rating the better the performance.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
Intel Celeron B815 1346
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
Celeron B800 1379
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Pentium P6300 1679
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Core i3-2367M 1884
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD A8-3520M 2014
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Pentium B960 2282
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
AMD A6-3420M 2321
Core i5-2467M 2371
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
AMD A8-3530MX 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i5 2520M 3586
Intel Core i5 2450M 3827
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4209
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6128
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 7912
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861


Aaricevans said...
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Gene said...

dream processor! though hubby said we wouldn't really need it. But I want a super fast computer hahaha.