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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
Intel Core i7-2960XM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2860QM (compare)2500 - 3600 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2920XM (compare)2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2760QM (compare)2400 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2820QM (compare)2300 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-2720QM (compare)2200 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2675QM (compare)2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2670QM (compare)2200 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2635QM (compare)2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-2630QM2000 - 2900 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-2640M (compare)2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2620M (compare)2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2649M (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2629M (compare)2100 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2677M (compare)1800 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2637M (compare)1700 - 2800 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2657M (compare)1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-2617M (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2000 - 2900 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. 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
Announcement Date01/03/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 2630QM

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.89     avg: 4.7     median: 4.8 (18%)     max: 5.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3449     avg: 3653.4     median: 3662 (40%)     max: 3772 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 11111     avg: 13692.3     median: 13833 (28%)     max: 14394 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 13512     avg: 16643.1     median: 16803 (22%)     max: 17347 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4325     avg: 4557.5     median: 4569 (44%)     max: 4679 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 313.2     avg: 331.9     median: 325.6 (4%)     max: 435 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 9.7     avg: 10.3     median: 10.1 (2%)     max: 12.5 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4050     avg: 4911.6     median: 5039 (14%)     max: 5127 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 13     avg: 13.2     median: 13 (3%)     max: 14.2 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 29     avg: 30.4     median: 30.2 (1%)     max: 32 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 712.5     avg: 730.4     median: 728.5 (3%)     max: 778 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
98320 MIPS (47%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 59250     avg: 60255     median: 60255 (46%)     max: 61260 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9075     avg: 10547     median: 10547 (66%)     max: 12019 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.4     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (95%)     max: 7.5 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 12879     avg: 16948.6     median: 17369 (29%)     max: 25328 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 4628     avg: 5795.6     median: 5933.5 (32%)     max: 6358 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 28688     avg: 29084     median: 29084 (19%)     max: 29480 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4012     avg: 4157.5     median: 4157.5 (11%)     max: 4303 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
5788 Points (21%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Gigabyte P2532N (NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M, 15.6")
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HP Elitebook 8460p-LV431PA (AMD Radeon HD 6470M, 14")
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HP Envy 14-2090eo (AMD Radeon HD 6630M, 14.5")
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HP Envy 17-2000ee (AMD Radeon HD 6850M, 17.3")
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HP Envy 17-2000ef (AMD Radeon HD 6850M, 17.3")
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HP Envy 17-2001eg (AMD Radeon HD 6850M, 17.3")
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