Intel Core i7-2637M Mobile processor - AV8062701041105
Intel Core i7-2637M is an ultra-low voltage (ULV) microprocessor for
high-performance ultra-thin laptops. The processor was launched in
June 2011, as a part of the second wave of ULV Sandy Bridge CPUs,
which was comprised of several Celeron, Core i5 and Core i7 models.
Based on 32nm Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, the Intel i7-2637M
integrates several key components: two CPU cores, L3 cache, graphics
processing unit (GPU), memory controller, PCI Express interface, and
Direct Media Interface. The microprocessor runs at 1.7 GHz, and can go
as high as 2.8 GHz with the help of Turbo Boost technology, when one
of the cores is idle. Each CPU core on the i7-2637M has its own 64 KB
L1 and 256 KB L2 caches. Both CPU cores and the integrated graphics
processing unit share 4 MB third level cache. The HD 3000 GPU on this
chip has 3D graphics acceleration engine, and can handle video 3D
and/or HD content. Integrated memory controller has two channels, and
supports DDR3 memory with data rates up to 1333 MHz. The Core i7-2637M
incorporates all advanced Sandy Bridge technologies, such as Hyper
Threading, Turbo Boost, Trusted Execution, and VT-x and VT-d
virtualization. The CPU also supports all instructions extensions up
to AES instructions, and 256-bit Advanced Vector Extensions.
Major feature of the Core i7-2637M CPU is an ultra low Thermal
Design Power, only 17 Watt. To achieve this TDP, the chip accommodates
several low-power states, and Enhanced SpeedStep technology. Low-power
states considerably reduce power consumption in non-operational mode
by turning off power to some or all parts of CPU cores. The chip also
employs SpeedStep technology, which reduces battery power in active
mode at the expense of lower CPU performance.
The Core i7-2637M is fabricated in a BGA package. Processors in
this type of package are usually soldered on a motherboard, and cannot
be replaced or upgraded.
Intel Core i7-2637M specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||Intel Core i7 Mobile|
|Model number ? ||i7-2637M|
|CPU part number||AV8062701041105 is an OEM/tray microprocessor|
|Frequency ? ||1700 MHz|
|Turbo frequency||2800 MHz (1 core)|
2500 MHz (2 cores)
|Bus speed ? ||5 GT/s DMI|
|Clock multiplier ? ||17|
|Package||1023-ball micro-BGA (BGA1023)|
|Size||1.22" x 0.94" / 3.1cm x 2.4cm|
|Introduction date||June 19, 2011|
|End-of-Life date||Last order date is July 11, 2013|
Last shipment date is January 14, 2014
|Price at introduction||$289|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Processor core ? ||Sandy Bridge|
|Core stepping ? ||J1 (SR0D3)|
|Manufacturing process||0.032 micron High-K metal gate process|
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||4|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size ? ||2 x 32 KB instruction caches|
2 x 32 KB data caches
|Level 2 cache size ? ||2 x 256 KB|
|Level 3 cache size||4 MB|
|Physical memory||8 GB|
- MMX instructions
- SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
- SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
- SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
- SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
- SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4 ?
- AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
- AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
- EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64 ?
- NX / XD / Execute disable bit ?
- HT / Hyper-Threading technology ?
- TBT 2.0 / Turbo Boost technology 2.0 ?
- VT-x / Virtualization technology ?
- VT-d / Virtualization for directed I/O
- TXT / Trusted Execution technology
|Low power features||Enhanced SpeedStep technology ? |
|Integrated peripherals / components|
- GPU Type: HD 3000
Base frequency (MHz): 350
Maximum frequency (MHz): 1200
- The number of controllers: 1
Memory channels: 2
Supported memory: DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
- Direct Media Interface
- PCI Express 2.0 interface
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|Maximum operating temperature ? ||100°C|
|Thermal Design Power ? ||17 Watt|
CPUs, related to Intel Core i7-2637M
|Intel Core i7 Mobile family, BGA1023|
| Core i7-2617M||2 / 4||1.5 GHz||2.6 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$289|
| Core i7-3689Y||2 / 4||1.5 GHz||2.6 GHz||4 MB||13 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$362|
| Core i7-2657M||2 / 4||1.6 GHz||2.7 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$317|
| Core i7-2637M||2 / 4||1.7 GHz||2.8 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$289|
| Core i7-2677M||2 / 4||1.8 GHz||2.9 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$317|
| Core i7-3517U||2 / 4||1.9 GHz||3 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i7-3537U||2 / 4||2 GHz||3.1 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i7-2629M||2 / 4||2.1 GHz||3 GHz||4 MB||25 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i7-3667U||2 / 4||2 GHz||3.2 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$346|
| Core i7-3687U||2 / 4||2.1 GHz||3.3 GHz||4 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$346|
| Core i7-2649M||2 / 4||2.3 GHz||3.2 GHz||4 MB||25 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i7-2620M (BGA)||2 / 4||2.7 GHz||3.4 GHz||4 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$346|
| Core i7-2640M (BGA)||2 / 4||2.8 GHz||3.5 GHz||4 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i7-3520M (BGA)||2 / 4||2.9 GHz||3.6 GHz||4 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$346|
| Core i7-3540M (BGA)||2 / 4||3 GHz||3.7 GHz||4 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$346|
|Intel Core i7 Mobile family, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Other sockets|
| Core i7-2760QM (BGA)||4 / 8||2.4 GHz||3.5 GHz||6 MB||45 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$378|
| Core i7-2860QM (PGA)||4 / 8||2.5 GHz||3.6 GHz||8 MB||45 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$568|
| Core i7-2860QM (BGA)||4 / 8||2.5 GHz||3.6 GHz||8 MB||45 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$568|
|Other families, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, BGA1023|
| Celeron 877||2 / 2||1.4 GHz|| ||2 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$86|
| Celeron 887||2 / 2||1.5 GHz|| ||2 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$86|
| Pentium 997||2 / 2||1.6 GHz|| ||2 MB||17 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i3-2370M (BGA)||2 / 4||2.4 GHz|| ||3 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT|| |
| Core i5-2520M (BGA)||2 / 4||2.5 GHz||3.2 GHz||3 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$225|
| Core i5-2540M (BGA)||2 / 4||2.6 GHz||3.3 GHz||3 MB||35 Watt||AES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT||$266|
• Highlighted numbers and features indicate whether specific processor performs better or worse than Core i7-2637M
• Within each category, the CPUs are sorted from slower (at the top) to faster (at the bottom)
• The 'Price' column shows official Intel prices as of Jun 9, 2013. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
• List of related CPUs is not complete.
• Features abbreviations:
AES - AES instructions
AVX - AVX instructions
HT - Hyper-Threading
VT - Virtualization
TXT - Trusted Execution
TBT - Dynamic Acceleration / Turbo Boost
Q: I have an Intel Core i7-2637M CPU. Is it possible to upgrade it?
A: No. BGA microprocessors, like this one, are soldered on a board, as such, upgrading or replacing them is extremely difficult.
Intel i7-2637M Overclocking
Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.
Intel to retire Sandy Bridge mobile processors
Jan 15, 2013
: Intel plans to discontinue a handful of Sandy Bridge microprocessors,
including Core i5, i7 and Celeron ultra low voltage models, and quad-core Core i7
microprocessors. The processors will be end-of-lifed in the middle of this year,
after the company completes transition to ivy Bridge microarchitecture
and releases first Haswell mobile CPUs. Model numbers of affected
processors were published today in two Product Change Notifications (PCNs).
Intel introduces ultra-low voltage mobile CPUs
Jun 19, 2011
: Earlier this week we published a story about Intel "Sandy Bridge"
mobile microprocessors, coming later this month. The list of confirmed
models included Celeron 847, two embedded Celerons, Pentium B940, two
embedded Core i3s, and three ultra-low voltage (ULV) Core i5/i7 SKUs.
Today, Intel updated official price list with 4 ULV models: Celeron
847, Core i5-2557M, Core i7-2637M and i7-2677M.
Intel mobile CPUs to launch in June 2011
Jun 16, 2011
: In the past few months, we published several stories detailing soon
to be released Sandy Bridge mobile microprocessors. The stories
referred to budget Celeron and Pentium CPUs, mainstream Core-branded
processors for mid-class laptops, and ultra low voltage (ULV) 2nd
generation Core chips for thin and light notebooks. Using notebook
product availability dates, our sources, and information, previously
disclosed by Fudzilla, we came up with a list of processors that will
be launched this month. The list includes ULV Celeron 847, embedded
Celeron 847E and B810E, Pentium B940, embedded Core i3-2330E
and i3-2340UE, and ULV Core i5-2557M, i7-2637M and i7-2677M.
Intel readies Core i5 and Core i7 ULV CPUs
May 16, 2011
: With the launch of dual-core Sandy Bridge mobile CPUs in February
of this year, Intel also introduced several low-voltage and ultra-low
voltage (ULV) models. ULV parts were assigned i5-25x7 and i7-26x7
processor numbers, and they featured 17 Watt combined Thermal Design
Power for CPU cores and graphics, smaller BGA package, and
generally higher, than Arrandale CPUs, core frequencies. Later this
year, Intel plans to expand Sandy Bridge ULV line-up with three new
processors, Core i5-2557M, Core i7-2637M and Core i7-2677M.
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