4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.0GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 80,749 user samples
34,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 40% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 40% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 549th / 1316
Gaming 58%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
46,153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 659th / 1316
Gaming 53%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
57.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
53.2 %
Avg. Memory Latency
78.8 Pts +2% 77 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
63.4 Pts 69.4 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts +1% 119 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
173 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
174 Pts
OC Memory Latency
87.7 Pts 90.2 Pts +3%
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
75.2 Pts 83.3 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 149 Pts +3%
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
202 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
351 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
203 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,497,616 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.1 % Higher market share.
Value For Money
63.4 % 71.9 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % +2% 52 %
Price (score)
$199 $93 Much cheaper.
128 Months 93+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
355 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
203 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
175 Pts
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.3 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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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]


This processor may be aging, but for tasks that aren't gaming it still holds up quite well. [May '19 TheWildShadow55]


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