Intel Core i7-2820QM vs Intel Core i7-4930MX

Compare Intel Core 4 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

22 %
Identical
22 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

30 %
34 %
13% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

19 %
5% slightly better multitasking score
18 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

19 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score
18 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,182
3,120
42% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

612
883
44% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
39% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3 GHz
4 GHz
14% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
26% slightly lower TDP
57 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

32 GiB
Identical
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

760th of 1,337
773rd of 1,337

Family

The product line

Core
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2011
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i7-2820QM vs Core i7-4930MX comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-2820QM is faster than the Core i7-4930MX. Despite this, the Core i7-4930MX has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-4930MX has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-2820QM. Also, the Core i7-4930MX has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-2820QM CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4930MX CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-2820QM has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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