Intel Core i7-2670QM vs AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

General info

Comparing Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.28
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
4x AMD Phenom II
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Champlain
Release date
12 October 2011
 
12 May 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
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Price now
$259
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Base frequency
2.2 GHz
 
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Maximum frequency
3.1 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Bus support
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3600 MHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
2 MB
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
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Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
216 mm2
 
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Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Transistor count
1,160 million
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
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Socket
FCPGA988
 
S1
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
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AES-NI
+
 
-
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
VirusProtect
-
 
+
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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My WiFi
+
 
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Turbo Boost
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading
+
 
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Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
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Demand Based Switching
-
 
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FDI
+
 
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Fast Memory Access
+
 
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Security technologies

Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
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Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB/s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE.
Integrated graphics
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
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CRT
+
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
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Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-2670QM 4.57
Phenom II X4 X920 BE 7.00 +53.2%

3DMark06 CPU

i7-2670QM 5401 +70.7%
Phenom II X4 X920 BE 3164

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-2670QM 3900 +101.6%
Phenom II X4 X920 BE 1935

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-2670QM 14843 +109.6%
Phenom II X4 X920 BE 7082

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-2670QM 5.2 +100%
Phenom II X4 X920 BE 2.6

wPrime 32

i7-2670QM 10.56 +65.7%
Phenom II X4 X920 BE 17.5

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
12 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-2670QM and Phenom II X4 X920 BE are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-2670QM

Much newer (12 October 2011 vs 12 May 2010)
Higher maximum frequency (3100 vs 2300 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE

53.2% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)

So, Core i7-2670QM or Phenom II X4 X920 BE?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Phenom II X4 X920 BE.
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