Average Bench: 55.2% (675th of 1442)

Based on 39,605 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]

Poor: 32%Average: 55.2% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2630QM averaged 44.8% 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. Memory Latency 76.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 60Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2630QM is 32.8%. 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 Speed 266Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 264Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 39,605 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.8 Memory 76.1 87.5
20.2 1-Core 60 74.5
36.8 2-Core 113 143
51.8% 82.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
64.1 4-Core 190 260
93.1 8-Core 264 344
28.6% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.3 64-Core 266 345
16.5% 266 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 135
59% 96 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 333
36% 287 Pts
64-Core 330
20% 330 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 124
53% 87.5 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 298
32% 256 Pts
64-Core 315
20% 315 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 44.9
2-Core 73.9
45% 66 Pts
4-Core 82.5
8-Core 120
13% 101 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 60
1-Core 20.4
2-Core 40.9
29% 40.4 Pts
4-Core 68.1
8-Core 97.4
10% 82.8 Pts
64-Core 98.2
6% 98.2 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $1998 mins
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Typical Core i7-2630QM Builds (Compare 2,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $227

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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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3 months ago.

It seems okay to me, for mild productivity or even media. for gaming it does drop down quite a bit, but i have gotten it to play minecraft smoothly


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

still going strong in 2022, almost the same as my ryzen 2600 in everday tasks


Very poor

9 years ago.


Excellent

6 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

4 years 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.


Good

20 months ago.

found my brothers xps l502x with this cpu, with win7. i was suprised to see 0% cpu usage with just task manager open. upgraded to windows 8.1 and still only 1-3% usage. it doesn’t get stressed too easily, but like the other review said, it is the old muscle car of laptop cpus. hot and thirsty but still alright performance.


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