Average Bench: 39.2% (533rd of 1206)

Based on 21,807 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: 14%Average: 39.2% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-2630QM averaged 60.8% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 120Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2630QM is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2630QM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 290Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 288Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,807 samples)
Min Avg Max
21 1-Core 63.2 75.2
42.1 2-Core 120 145
43.4% 91.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
73.7 4-Core 204 269
106 8-Core 288 351
31.9% 246 Pts
Min Avg Max
105 64-Core 290 354
19.4% 290 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 133
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 255
8-Core 347
39% 301 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
1-Core 70
2-Core 138
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 344
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 128
47% 99 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 340
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 133
49% 102 Pts
4-Core 225
8-Core 343
36% 284 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 135
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 257
31% 233 Pts
64-Core 260
17% 260 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,129,548 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $1993 years
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Typical Core i7-2630QM Builds (Compare 12,468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $284

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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

 Comments

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor...

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8 months ago.

This is simply a moble processor in a ASUS ROG, and has 8 threads for a mobile. its good, but not as good as the benchmarks say.


Excellent

2 years ago.

been a great processor, able to keep upto tasks today in 2017


Good

15 months ago.

i have this processor... still good for internet and light gaming with gt 550 in 2017


Very poor

5 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

For me its a legendary processor i played a many new and powerful games like outlast 2 and gta 5 without problems like fps drops or heating i really like this one.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Essentially a mobile i7-2600 this is a serious little chip for processing on the go. It sports a full 4 cores and 8 threads on the Sandy Bridge 32Nm architecture, with a 45W TDP and maximum clock speed of 2.9GHz. Although dated, launching in 2011, this is still a decent workhorse if you need a mobile CPU with raw processing power. Yes, it uses more power than its modern counterparts and does lag in single-thread speed, but it makes up for that with the full complement of cores and threads which deliver the brute force needed for editing and content creation on the go. Think of this as the muscle car of the laptop world - old, thirsty, heavy and hot-running, but still has solid performance worthy of respect.


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