Average Bench: 39.8% (517th of 1197)

Based on 24,508 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: 39.8% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Poor average bench

The Intel Core i7-2630QM averaged 60.1% 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 63.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 121Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2630QM is 33.3%. 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 291Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 286Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.9 1-Core 63.8 75
41.8 2-Core 121 145
43.8% 92.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.2 4-Core 209 270
106 8-Core 286 351
32.2% 248 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 64-Core 291 354
19.5% 291 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68
2-Core 128
46% 97.8 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 345
36% 280 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.9
2-Core 112
43% 88.6 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 295
33% 252 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.6
2-Core 131
46% 97.7 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 317
33% 258 Pts
64-Core 323
22% 323 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 123
47% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 142
8-Core 267
25% 204 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
1-Core 64.9
2-Core 72.8
36% 68.9 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 334
26% 223 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,816,548 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $1993 years
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Typical Core i7-2630QM Builds (Compare 11,603 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: 37% - Below average Total price: $269

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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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6 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

13 months ago.

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


Very poor

5 years ago.


Excellent

24 months 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

3 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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