December 17, 2011

Intel Core i7-2630QM

The Intel Core i7-2630QM is a quad-core processor commonly seen on high-class core i-Series notebook PCs. The Intel Core i7-2630QM is created on the Sandy Bridge architecture and offers Hyperthreading to handle 8 threads at once and manufactured in 32nm technology and offers an integrated graphics controller and AES functions.

This Core i7-2630QM is clocked at 2.0 GHz but since this processor supports TurboBoost Technology it can reach up to 2.9 GHz when 1 core is active, 2.8GHz when 2 cores are active and 2.6GHz when 3 or 4 cores are active. The Intel Core i7-2630QM is equipped with an integrated graphics controller dubbed Intel HD Graphics 3000 which is faster than the older Intel HD Graphics. The new Intel HD Graphics 3000 is now integrated in the CPU and also manufactured in 32nm and shares the fast level 3 cache with the CPU cores.

In terms of performance, the Core i7-2630QM is slightly slower than the new Core i7-2670QM processor that offers only slightly higher Turbo Boost frequencies. In this regard, even demanding applications and games should run without problems. This processor features SSE4, AES, AVX, HT, VT, TBT technologies.

Below is a table showing the PassMark Rating of some processors. Again, the higher the PassMark rating the better the performance.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom 450 318
Intel Atom 455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6480G 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
Intel Pentium B950 1976
AMD E2-3000M APU with Radeon™ HD 6380G 2044
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M APU with Radeon™ HD 6480G 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6520G 3157
AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G 3359
AMD A8-3530MX APU with Radeon™ HD 6620G 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon™ HD 6520G 3539
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804