Average Bench: 64.8% (427th of 1316)

Based on 61,322 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]

Poor: 44%Average: 64.8% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3630QM averaged 35.1% 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 80.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 80.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3630QM is 29.4%. 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 395Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 393Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,322 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.5 Memory 80.1 88.9
32.6 1-Core 80.8 92.3
64.5 2-Core 156 180
64% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
114 4-Core 271 342
168 8-Core 393 457
42.8% 332 Pts
Min Avg Max
169 64-Core 395 460
26.5% 395 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 92.2
2-Core 180
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 457
49% 379 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 88
2-Core 166
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 314
8-Core 455
50% 384 Pts
64-Core 458
31% 458 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 178
72% 119 Pts
4-Core 249
8-Core 336
38% 292 Pts
64-Core 338
23% 338 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 79.7
1-Core 65.7
2-Core 132
58% 92.4 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 340
38% 291 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.5
1-Core 83.8
2-Core 155
62% 104 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 285
30% 232 Pts
64-Core 290
19% 290 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,610,596 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $406 @ launch in Jan '12
AmazonUS $42042 secs
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Typical Core i7-3630QM Builds (Compare 1,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Asus N56VZ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $520

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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 9 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

8 months ago.

served me well for 8 years and is still going in my laptop. use it every day and can handle most modern tasks. really the best for the time period, but it is quite out of date now. not upgrading until i find something i want to do that it can't handle so looks like another 8 years at this rate .


Excellent

2 years 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Legendary Sandy bridge & Ivy bridge series


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Average

9 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

Performance is great, price - not so much.


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