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Intel Core i7-2630QM

Intel 2630QM

The Intel Core i7-2630QM is a fast quad core processor for laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 8 threads at once (for a better usage of the pipeline). Compared to the previous Clarksdale quad-cores, the i7-2630QM is now manufactured in 32nm and offers an integrated graphics card and AES functions. The difference to the similar 2635QM is the slower Turbo Boost clock rate for the integrated GPU (1100MHz versus 1300MHz) and the different package (rPGA versus BGA). Compared to the faster Core i7, the 2630QM does not feature the Trusted Execution and the VT-d functions.

Sandy Bridge is the evolutionary successor of the Arrandale architecture. The most noteable improvements are the new 265Bit AVX instructions, the improved Turbo 2.0 and the integration of the graphics card into the 32nm CPU core. 

Der i7-2630QM offers an integrated graphics card ( Intel HD Graphics 3000) which is clearly faster then the older Intel HD Graphics in the Arrandale CPUs. As the new GPU is included in the CPU, it is also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores (using a new ring bus). In the 2630QM it is clocked from 650-1100MHz (Turbo Boost).

Furthermore, an improved dual-channel DDR3 memory controller is included on the CPU die that is used by the CPU and GPU part.

The performance of the Core i7-2630QM should be about 10-15% faster than a similar clocked Clarksfield Core i7 (see first tests by Anandtech). Therefore, the 2630QM should be on a level (or even faster) than a Core i7-920XM Quad-Core.

The quad core CPU is still rated at 45 Watt TDP but now the integrated graphics card is also included (compared to the old Clarksfield Quad Core processors).

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameSandy Bridge

Series: Core i7 Sandy Bridge

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Intel Core i7-2920XM compare2.5 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2760QM compare2.4 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2820QM compare2.3 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2720QM compare2.2 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2675QM compare2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2670QM compare2.2 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2635QM compare2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2630QM « 2 - 2.9 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2640M compare2.8 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2620M compare2.7 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2649M compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2629M compare2.1 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2677M compare1.8 - 2.9 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2637M compare1.7 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2657M compare1.6 - 2.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-2617M compare1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate2000 - 2900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count995 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size216 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 3000 (650-1100MHz), DDR-1333 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization (VT-x)
GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/03/2011
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.89     avg: 4.7     median: 4.8 (6%)     max: 5.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3449     avg: 3653     median: 3662 (22%)     max: 3772 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 11111     avg: 13692     median: 13833 (10%)     max: 14394 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 13512     avg: 16643     median: 16803 (12%)     max: 17347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4325     avg: 4558     median: 4569 (6%)     max: 4679 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 313.2     avg: 331.9     median: 325.6 (4%)     max: 435 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 9.7     avg: 10.3     median: 10.1 (2%)     max: 12.5 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4050     avg: 4912     median: 5039 (11%)     max: 5127 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14.2 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.4     median: 30.2 (1%)     max: 32 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 713     avg: 730     median: 728.5 (3%)     max: 778 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
98320 MIPS (47%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 59250     avg: 60255     median: 60255 (46%)     max: 61260 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
min: 9075     avg: 10547     median: 10547 (22%)     max: 12019 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 7.4     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (95%)     max: 7.5 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 12879     avg: 16949     median: 17369 (15%)     max: 25328 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4628     avg: 5796     median: 5933.5 (16%)     max: 6358 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 28688     avg: 29084     median: 29084 (24%)     max: 29480 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 4012     avg: 4158     median: 4157.5 (11%)     max: 4303 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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