4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.4GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.


4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 72,479 user samples
41,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 25% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Poor: 25% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 333rd / 1206
Gaming 52%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
31,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 15% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 15% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 494th / 1206
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 27%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
52.4 % Faster effective speed.
41.2 %
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
82.5 Pts Faster single-core speed.
66 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
126 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
216 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
303 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
92 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
80.4 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
156 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
343 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
289 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
457 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
378 Pts
Market Share
Based on 23,933,441 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % Slightly higher market share.
0.15 %
Value For Money
46.8 % +4% 45.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Slightly more popular.
61 %
Price (score)
$420 $200 Much cheaper.
96 Months +4% 100 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
45 Watts 45 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
2.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.1 GHz
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
460 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
381 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
308 Pts
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'12 Q4'11
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 N/A
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 21.3 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B) 37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998)
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0

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The Core i7-3630QM has been included in the CPU group test as a reference Mobile CPU. This third generation Ivy Bridge processor has proven hugely successful and powers a significant proportion of today's high end laptops. Compared to desktop processors certain compromises have to be made and that is clear from the benchmarks. In terms of real world horsepower the i7-3630QM is comparable to first generation, and three years older, Core i7 Desktop processors. Where the Mobile processors excel is on energy efficiency and with a TDP of just 45 watts the 3630QM is the least power hungry processor in the group test. [Feb '12 CPUPro]


The Intel Core i7-2370QM is a 2009 Sandy Bridge laptop CPU. With four physical cores and eight threads the 2370QM is able to handle single, dual and multi-core workloads equally well. Comparing the 2670QM and the 3630QM, its Ivy Bridge counterpart, shows that the newer Ivy Bridge processor is approximately 30% faster, has the same TDP (45 Watts) and shares a common socket (FCPGA988) with the 2370QM. An interesting comparison is between the 2670QM and the 2600K, these processors share the same micro-architecture (Sandy Bridge) yet the desktop 2600K is over 50% faster. The gap between Laptop and Desktop processors has been significantly narrowed in newer generations. [Mar '14 CPUPro]


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