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AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz vs Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

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AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz advantages



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  • This CPU has 3DNow! technology enabled. While the 3DNow! instruction set may boost performance of some old games and software, it is now obsolete, and it is no longer used in modern applications.

Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA) advantages



Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)
  • In single-threaded applications, the microprocessor is about 171% faster.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the processor is better.
  • The microprocessor performs 539% faster when running memory-intensive programs.
  • The CPU features SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The microprocessor includes AES instructions, that provide AES encryption acceleration. The instructions are beneficial if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The Core i7-2760QM (PGA) has AVX instructions, introduced in the recent past. Even though these extensions are not extensively supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • Besides 4 CPU cores, the processor integrates HD 3000 GPU. This graphics is not a substitute for high-end graphics cards, however it can be used for 3D applications and casual gaming.

Athlon 64 2.4 GHz vs Core i7-2760QM (PGA) performance comparison

The charts in the table below demonstrate relative performance of Athlon 64 2.4 GHz and Core i7-2760QM (PGA) CPUs in different kinds of applications. The results in the charts are based on several benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, performance in individual benchmarks may be worse or better than what you see in the charts on this page. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.71
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
10
8
6
4
2
0
 
 
1
 
8.34
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
8
6.4
4.8
3.2
1.6
0
 
 
1
 
6.39
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
6
4.8
3.6
2.4
1.2
0
 
 
1
 
4.65
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz       - Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that show performance difference between AMD and Core i7-2760QM (PGA) in various types of tests, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon 64 2.4 GHz Core i7-2760QM (PGA)
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Significantly higher performance in all types of programs,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX instructions,
Includes HD 3000 GPU

Drawbacks:

Performs much worse in all kinds of tasks,
Does not support some instructions,
Comes without integrated graphics,
No products planned for the socket
 

Drawbacks:

None
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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz and Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA) pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHzIntel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)
 
Engineering sample
Market segmentDesktopMobile
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyAthlon 64Core i7 Mobile
Basic details
Model number i7-2760QM
CPU part number1DM2400IIO415FF8062701065300
Box part number BX80627I72760QM
Introduction date (estimated)September 4, 2011
 
CPU features
Core name Sandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureK8Sandy Bridge
Technology (micron) 0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)2400
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3500 / 3400 / 3300 / 3300
Clock Multiplier1224
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024
L3 cache (KB) 6144
Max temperature (°C) 100
TDP (Watt) 45
Cores14
Threads18
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard-+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Trusted Execution-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 3000
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz" or "Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz and i7-2760QM (PGA) benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard with 2GB dual-channel Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on Supermicro X9SCV-Q motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Crucial CT2KIT12864BC1339 DDR3-1333 SODIMM memory, and Integrated on-chip Intel Sandy Bridge graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon 64 2.4 GHz vs i7-2760QM (PGA) single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz           Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
44.1%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
29.6%


Athlon 64 2.4 GHz vs i7-2760QM (PGA) multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz           Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
12.1%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
12.1%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
12.3%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
12.3%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
7.6%

    AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz           Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
13.4%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
11.4%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
8.6%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
11.6%


Athlon 64 2.4 GHz vs i7-2760QM (PGA) graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz           Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
52.7%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
90.5%


Athlon 64 2.4 GHz vs i7-2760QM (PGA) memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz           Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
94.5%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
15.7%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon 64 2.4 GHz and Intel Core i7-2760QM (PGA) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyAthlon 64Core i7 Mobile
Model / Processor Number i7-2760QM
Frequency 2400 MHz
CWID version0.20.4
Part number1DM2400IIO415FF8062701065300
S-Spec / Stepping CodeVABAFSR02W
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Engineering Sample Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
Cores14
Logical processors 8
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature40F70206A7
Family15 (0Fh) 6 (06h)
Model71 (047h)42 (02Ah)
Stepping 0 (00h) 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size64 KB4 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size64 KB4 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size1 MB4 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX-+
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3-+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT-+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT-+
RDTSCP+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Trusted Execution technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Boost-+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
Extended xAPIC support-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+-
Frequency ID control+-
Hardware thermal control+-
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
Self-snoop-+
Software thermal control+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states-+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Voltage ID control+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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