Average Bench: 47.6% (291st of 1182)

Based on 37,659 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 0FABFBFF000306A9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz

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]

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Poor: 22%Average: 47.6% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3630QM averaged 52.3% 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 80.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 153Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3630QM is 37%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3630QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 395Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 391Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,659 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.8 1-Core 80.1 92
65.6 2-Core 153 179
55.3% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
120 4-Core 270 344
178 8-Core 391 456
42.7% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 64-Core 395 460
26.5% 395 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91
2-Core 173
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 456
50% 386 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.7
2-Core 170
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 449
50% 385 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.9
2-Core 170
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 338
43% 319 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 148
56% 116 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 382
40% 314 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,348,712 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $406 @ launch in Jan '12
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Typical Core i7-3630QM Builds (Compare 1,404 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $510

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Numberi7-3630QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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 Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Passmark CPU benchmark: 7767...

Mobile processor

Launch Date Q3'12
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 8
Max Turbo Frequency 3.4 GHz
Lithography 22 nm
Max TDP 45 W
Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

17 days ago.

it is released in 2012. but in 2018 it is really fast still.


Excellent

26 days ago.

I just bought this one on Ebay to upgrade my old laptop. And it's amazing how fast it runs now. It's like day and night. No problems with photoshop or playing games :)


Average

7 years ago.


Terrible

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

13 months ago.

This thing can handle Adobe Photoshop and many normal programs nicely, but forget about anything above that, it just cant handle it.


Good

2 years ago.

Performance is great, price - not so much.


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