Average Bench: 42.9% (342nd of 961)

Based on 9,085 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz

The Intel Core i7-2630QM is a Sandy Bridge (2011) mobile CPU. Although the 2630QM has a base clock of just 2.0 GHz it's able to boost this to a maximum of 2.9 GHz when under load. The ability to boost allows the 2630QM to keeps its power draw to a minimum whilst the CPU is idle. The 2630QM follows the typical i7 pattern of four physical cores and eight hyperthreads and this model has a modest TDP of just 45 Watts. This configuration allows the 2630QM to deal equally well with both single and multi-core workloads. The overall effective speed for the 2630QM is 61.7 which is 55% below the current group leaders but still sufficient for general computing tasks such as email, browsing and light spreadsheet work. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 15%Average: 42.9% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2630QM averaged 57.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 63.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.4Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2630QM is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2630QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 292Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 294Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,085 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.8 SC Int 63.3 74.8
20.9 SC Float 63.7 75
20.8 SC Mixed 63.4 75.1
50.8% 63.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.6 QC Int 207 270
72.2 QC Float 209 270
71.7 QC Mixed 208 269
47.2% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 MC Int 283 341
105 MC Float 292 351
107 MC Mixed 294 354
43.4% 290 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
SC Int 73.5
SC Float 74.1
SC Mixed 72.9
59% 73.5 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 239
QC Mixed 265
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 358
52% 348 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
SC Int 71.8
SC Float 72
SC Mixed 74.9
58% 72.9 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 251
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 354
52% 348 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
SC Int 20.7
SC Float 20.9
SC Mixed 20.9
17% 20.8 Pts
QC Int 68.8
QC Float 72.1
QC Mixed 72.4
16% 71.1 Pts
MC Int 103
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 109
16% 106 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-2630QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

Memory

Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

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