DELL Inspiron N5110 i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M Review and Benchmark tests

Hello again everyone and welcome to this new laptop review, today we're going to test the DELL Inspiron N5110 or 15R laptop featuring the Intel Core i7 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge mobile processor, i7 2630QM and a Nvidia Geforce GT 525M for the graphics process.

This laptop has a glow nicely done design with different colors and switch-able top design as previous Inspiron series and packing a powerful hardware for the best use targeting normal and performance use.

So lets first begin with the features presentation and specifications of the Inspiron N5110 i7 2630QM, then on the second part I will show you benchmarks tests results of this laptop.

DELL Inspiron N5110 pictures:




















DELL Inspiron N5110 i7 Specifications:
This version come with an Intel Core i7-2630QM, 2.6 GHz 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge that can do up to eight threads and an Intel Cougar Point HM67 Intel Sandy Bridge, bellow the full specification.

Processor Specifications:

  •      Number of cores    4
         Number of threads    8 
  •      Name    Intel Core i7
  •      Codename    Sandy Bridge
  •      Specification    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz
  •      Package (platform ID)    Socket 988B rPGA (0x4)
  •      CPUID    6.A.7
  •      Extended CPUID    6.2A
  •      Core Stepping    D2
  •      Technology    32 nm
  •      TDP Limit    45 Watts
  •      Core Speed    798.3 MHz
  •      Multiplier x FSB    8.0 x 99.8 MHz
  •      Stock frequency    2000 MHz
  •      Instructions sets    MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x, AVX
  •      L1 Data cache    4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
  •      L1 Instruction cache    4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
  •      L2 cache    4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
  •      L3 cache    6 MBytes, 12-way set associative, 64-byte line size
  •      Turbo Mode    supported, enabled
  •      Max non-turbo ratio    20x
  •      Max turbo ratio    29x
  •      Max efficiency ratio    8x
  •      Max Power    60 Watts
  •      Min Power    40 Watts

Motherboard chipset specifications: 

  • Motherboard Name   Dell Inspiron N5110 
  • Motherboard Chipset   Intel Cougar Point HM67, Intel    Sandy Bridge 
  • System Memory   3237 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
  • Audio Adapter IDT 92HD87B1/3 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [B-3] with SRS Premium SoundTM - 2 speakers @ 2W each     Built-in microphone
  • (2) USB 3.0 controller: NEC uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller 
  • Dell Wireless 1702 Bluetooth v3.0+HS 
Others features: 
Externally Accessible
(2) USB 3.0
(1) USB 2.0
(1) USB 2.0 with E-SATA & Power Share
HDMI v1.4 Port
VGA Port
Integrated network connector 10/100
LAN (RJ45)
AC adapter connector
Audio jacks (1-line out, 1 Mic-in)
Width: 14.80" (376.0mm)
Height: 1.24" (31.37mm) front / 1.39" (35.2 mm) back
Depth: 10.24” (260.2mm)
Starting weight of 5.84 lbs (2.65 kg)


North Bridge: Intel Sandy Bridge-MB IMC :





North Bridge Intel Sandy Bridge-MB IMC




Intel Platform Huron River




Supported Memory Types DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 SDRAM




Maximum Memory Amount 16 GB




Revision 09




Process Technology 32 nm


South Bridge: Intel Cougar Point HM67:





South Bridge Intel Cougar Point HM67




Intel Platform Huron River




Revision / Stepping 05 / B3




Package Type 989 Pin FCBGA




Package Size 25 mm x 25 mm




Process Technology 65 nm




Core Voltage 1.05 V




TDP 3.9 W


Graphic card specifications :
The DELL Inspiron N5110 we have include an Nvidia Geforce GT 525M Graphic card in addition to an integrated Intel HD graphics 3000 used for power saving technology when using low eating graphics tasks.

GPUZ Geforce GT 525M

Integrated graphics Specification: Intel Sandy Bridge-MB - Integrated Graphics Controller (MB GT2).






BIOS Version Build Number: snm20980.dnq PC 14.34 12/22/2010 15:25:04




GPU Code Name Sandy Bridge-MB GT2




PCI Device 8086-0116 / 1028-04CA (Rev 09)




Process Technology 32 nm




Bus Type Integrated




GPU Clock 650 MHz




GPU Clock (Turbo) 650 - 1100 MHz




RAMDAC Clock 350 MHz




Pixel Pipelines 4




TMU Per Pipeline 1




Unified Shaders 48 (v4.1)




DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v10.1




Pixel Fillrate 2600 MPixel/s




Texel Fillrate 2600 MTexel/s


Benchmark tests results

Test bed softwares:
Operating system: Windows 7 32bit
Graphic driver: forceware V250
Benchmarks tools:
CineBench 11.5
Super Pi mod 1.5
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 2006
Aida 64

We've compared the DELL Inspiron N5110 i7 2630QM with the same close DELL Inspiron N5110 model but with an Intel core i5 2430M processor to give you the best view of what is the best choice for your needs with the less $ to spend.

CineBench 11.5 CPU score i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M:

Super Pi benchmark i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M:

3DMark Vantage benchmark i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M:

3DMark Vantage benchmark preset High i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M:


3DMark06 benchmark i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M:


Aida 64 benchmarks:

CPU AES benchmark test:


 CPU PhotoWorxx benchmark test:

 CPU Queen benchmark test:
  
CPU ZLib benchmark test:

 Memory Latency benchmark test:

Memory copy benchmark test:

Memory Read benchmark test:

Memory Write benchmark test:




The DELL Inspiron N5110 featuring Intel Core i7 2630QM processor is a fast blazing netbook for your everyday tasks and heavy multi-tasks, can handle 3D applications and game nicely, if you are looking for gaming laptop this may not be the best choice out there, with same price you can get an i5 sandy bridge laptop with a better graphic GPU, if not this laptop is the best choice that we recommend for all your multimedia tasks.

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DELL Inspiron N5110 i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M Review and Benchmark tests DELL Inspiron N5110 i7 2630QM Vs i5 2430M Review and Benchmark tests Reviewed by Maherr Live on Sunday, January 15, 2012 Rating: 5