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Intel Core i5-2450M Vs i7-2670QM

– The core i5-2450M is a dual core processor while the Core i7-2670QM is quad core.

– The Core i5-2450M has higher base clock, though, they have same max turbo clock frequencies.

– In single and two threaded operations, the Core i5-2450M is not much behind the i7-2670QM, but in environment where all 4 cores are in play, the Core i7-2670QM is much better.

– Both the processors come with the same integrated HD Graphics 3000

Table : Core i5-2450M Vs Core i7-2670QM Feature Differences

Feature Core i5-2450M Core i7-2670QM
Core Frequency 2.50 GHz 2.20 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 (4 Hyperthreads) 4 (8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 3 MB L3 Smart Cache 6 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.1 GHz 3.10 GHz
TDP Rating 35 Watts 45 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.20 GHz Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz


Table : Core i5-2450M Vs Core i7-2670QM Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i5-2450M Core i7-2670QM
PassMark Score
3700 6773
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
31 seconds 28 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
3440 5420
Windows 7 Experience Score
7 7.5


Some more details of Core i5-2450M

The core i5-2450M is clocked at 2.50 GHz and should have a decent performance with its turbo boost 2.0 feature.

Some more details of Core i7-2670QM

The core i7-2670QM , is a high end notebook processor with a decent Intel HD 3000 integrated GPU. The 4 cores ensure that you are not stuck up when you need performance.

Further Reading

– Both come with same Integrated HD Graphics 3000. Check out the HD Graphics 3000 details and performance.

– Since both these processor belong to Sandy bridge, we suggest that you check out – Sandy Bridge Architecture.

– If you wish to compare with other processors check – processor ranking tool.

– For more question check out forum.

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3 Response

  1. Nehalem says:

    I have a question. The benchmarks show quad cores in better light than the dual cores. Does this advantage in the benchmarks also translate into real life advantages ? Or is it just theoretical.

  2. Silicon says:


    It depends upon what you are going to do with the notebook. If, all you are going to do is open emails, web surfing, youtube and facebook, then a dual core is more than enough.

    The kind of applications that take advantage of the core i7 are – video processing, cad/cam, engineering simulations, compiler etc etc. Basically all geek things or anything that takes more than 10 seconds to complete.

  3. Samantha says:

    Which one is better/faster ?
    A —3.1 Ghz i5— OR a —2.20 Ghz i7— ???

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