Average Bench: 66.2% (352nd of 1241)

Based on 46,843 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: 46%Average: 66.2% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3630QM averaged 33.8% 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 83.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3630QM is 28.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3630QM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 390Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,843 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 83.1 89.4
33 1-Core 80.4 91.9
65.5 2-Core 154 179
64.7% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 4-Core 270 343
187 8-Core 390 456
42.7% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 64-Core 394 459
26.4% 394 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 79.9
1-Core 89.3
2-Core 177
68% 116 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 445
52% 397 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 156
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 430
45% 354 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
U29, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 157
67% 110 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 334
37% 287 Pts
64-Core 322
22% 322 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 65.9
2-Core 131
59% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 342
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 51.7
2-Core 103
48% 75.3 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 180
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,737,171 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $406 @ launch in Jan '12
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Typical Core i7-3630QM Builds (Compare 1,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

System: HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $560

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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 8 years ago.

Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months 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 :)


Terrible

1 month ago.

I can't replace it for something truly better. Even a 9750h is just 48% faster.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Legendary Sandy bridge & Ivy bridge series


Excellent

3 months ago.

Really nice upgrade from a i3-3110m. Chipset was compatible. So I got fastest frequencies and double the core/thread count


Average

8 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

22 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

3 years ago.

Performance is great, price - not so much.


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