Average Bench: 55.6% (293rd of 1158)

Based on 35,996 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: 26%Average: 55.6% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3630QM averaged 44.4% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 81.1Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 395Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3630QM is 41.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3630QM performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 394Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 399Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,996 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 SC Int 79.3 90.6
33.3 SC Float 81.1 93.1
32.9 SC Mixed 80.3 91.7
64.2% 80.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 QC Int 268 340
121 QC Float 273 346
117 QC Mixed 270 344
61.3% 270 Pts
Min Avg Max
187 MC Int 395 452
182 MC Float 394 450
188 MC Mixed 399 459
59.4% 396 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.8
SC Float 93
SC Mixed 91.6
72% 90.5 Pts
QC Int 286
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 334
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 462
68% 456 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.9
SC Float 92.9
SC Mixed 91.3
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 294
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 451
MC Mixed 458
68% 453 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.6
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 87.7
70% 87.7 Pts
QC Int 273
QC Float 283
QC Mixed 276
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 444
66% 442 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,144,058 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $406 @ launch in Jan '12
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Typical Core i7-3630QM Builds (Compare 1,250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $519

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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

5 months ago.

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


Good

5 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 :)


Average

7 years ago.


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

9 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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