Average Bench: 58.6% (510th of 1276)

Based on 32,316 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: 38%Average: 58.6% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2630QM averaged 41.4% 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 80Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2630QM is 28.5%. 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 293Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 288Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,316 samples)
Min Avg Max
61 Memory 80 88.5
20.8 1-Core 63.9 75.2
41.6 2-Core 120 145
55.8% 88 Pts
Min Avg Max
71.5 4-Core 206 268
106 8-Core 288 351
32.1% 247 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 64-Core 293 354
19.7% 293 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 75.3
2-Core 146
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 352
40% 306 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.8
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 142
61% 98.7 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 345
39% 298 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 136
60% 96.7 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 266
35% 260 Pts
64-Core 265
18% 265 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 74.5
2-Core 144
61% 99.6 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 351
35% 276 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.5
1-Core 66.6
2-Core 83.8
46% 71 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 220
22% 176 Pts
64-Core 224
15% 224 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,911,264 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $1994 years
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Typical Core i7-2630QM Builds (Compare 4,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $225

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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

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Very poor

6 years ago.


Excellent

3 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

16 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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