Intel Core i7-640M: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-640M

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-640M sales 20 September 2010 at a recommended price of $346. This is Arrandale architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.46 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is BGA1288, PGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3-800, DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 5.97 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i7-640M processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.22
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Achitecture codename
Arrandale
 
Release date
20 September 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$346
 
Price now
$200
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-640M's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-640M's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
4
 
Maximum frequency
3.46 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
2500 MHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
4096 KB
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
81+114 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
384 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-640M 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
 
Socket
BGA1288, PGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-640M. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
PAE
36 Bit
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-640M technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-640M are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-640M.
Supported memory types
DDR3-800, DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
8 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
17.1 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-640M.
Integrated graphics
HD Graphics (Ironlake)
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
766 MHz
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-640M's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-640M's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-640M. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

5.97

3DMark06 CPU

3307

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3708

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

7906

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.06

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

2.5

WinRAR 4.0

1763

TrueCrypt AES

1.3

Passmark

2827

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-640M is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-640M performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-640M from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-58, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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