Specifications of Intel Core i5-2435M and i7-2675QM CPUs
In August we reported on two mobile Intel processors, Core i5-2435M and Core i7-2675QM. These microprocessors, along with then upcoming Core i5-2430M and Core i7-2670QM models, were referenced in footnotes on almost every page in Intel ARK database. At the time, we speculated that 2xx5 chips should have similar CPU features, and slightly higher clocked graphics unit than 2xx0 mobile CPUs. They should also be manufactured in BGA package. Core i5-2435M and Core i7-2675QM processors were added to Intel ARK database last week, and we can finally confirm their specifications.
As we suspected, Core i7-2675QM has 4 Hyper-Threaded CPU cores, clocked at 2.2 GHz, and coupled with shared 6 MB level 3 cache. The processor supports Turbo Boost technology, that can bump core speed up to 3.1 GHz. The 2675QM supports AES instructions, although they may not be enabled on notebooks with old BIOS. The chip also comes with Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) and all previous versions of SIMD extensions. These specs are identical to Core i7-2670QM. The differences between i7-2670QM and i7-2675QM are in the maximum GPU speed and in the package. Both models have 650 MHz GPU base frequency, however the i7-2675QM has 1.2 GHz, or 100 MHz higher turbo frequency. The 2675QM is produced in a BGA package, while the 2670QM is a mini-PGA chip, compatible with socket G2.
Intel Core i5-2435M is a 2.4 GHz dual-core processor with 3 GHz Turbo Boost speed and 3 MB L3 cache. The CPU features Hyper-Threading and supports the same extensions to instruction set, as the i7-2675QM. Integrated GPU on this model operates at 650 MHz base and 1300 MHz turbo speeds, whereas maximum graphics turbo frequency on Core i5-2430M is 100 MHz slower. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm i5-2435M package type because Intel ARK database does not indicate socket type for this microprocessor.