February 29, 2012

Intel Core i7-2637M Processor for Small and Ultralight Notebooks

The Second Generation Intel Core i7-2637M is an Ultra Low Voltage ( ULV ) dual core processor for ultraportable notebooks. This Intel Core i7-2637M has a base frequency of 1.7 GHz but it can overclock automatically because of the Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, up to 2.8 GHz when only one core is used and 2.5 GHz with both cores are activated. Turbo Boost technology can be achieved when the electrical and thermal aspects of the system are met.

Another feature of Intel Core i7-2637M processor is the Hyper Threading technology. With hyper threading, this Core i7-2637M is capable of handling 4 threads (processes) at once.

It has integrated GPU called Intel HD Graphics 3000 which is clocked at 350 MHz or 1200MHz because of Turbo Boost. This GPU is capable of playing High definition movies and low resolution games with ease. It has Level 1 Cache of 128 KB, Level 2 Cache of 512 KB, and Level 3 Cache of 4096 KB.

This Intel Core i7-2637M has a Thermal Design Power of 17 watts and therefore suitable for small and lightweight notebooks.

Below is the PassMark rating of Core i7-2637M compared to other processors. The higher the score the better.

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 A8-3530MX 3151
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i7 2637M 3328
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
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