Intel Core i7 2630QM 

Released January, 2011
  • 2 GHz
  • Quad core
6.9 Out of 10

I would say this is the ABSOLUTE minimum for a gaming laptop.
by Sakumo (Nov, 2011)
I really recommend it for heavy gaming , 3D applications.
by MPIXAPP (Nov, 2011)
Explore 2 laptops with the Intel Core i7 2630QM

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 2630QM among laptop CPUs (over 15W)


Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 2630QM
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 2630QM
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 2630QM
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

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CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

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Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 2630QM
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 2630QM

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2630QM
1,700,000 MB/s
Core i7 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s
Core i7 2670QM
1,940,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

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PassMark (Single Core)

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Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i7 2630QM

the only time I really need more horse power is when I am producing on my video editor and from what I have read the fastest 6 core desktop processor is just 2 times as fast as this one.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

No problems what so ever in games but it's my GPU bottlenecking it ( GT 525M).
by MPIXAPP (Nov, 2011)
this 200 Mhz increase is only a 7-10% increase in speed.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)
In this case removing the 45 Watts of heat generated by this 2630QM.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)

Type of CPU

Oblivion, etc. the frame rates are much, much higher than most would expect from a laptop.
by Sakumo (Nov, 2011)
This is OEM processor if you don't know and it's found in High-end laptops.
by MPIXAPP (Nov, 2011)
so it will be the last component that I will need to upgrade in my laptop in the coming years.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)


you can buy an SSD for less than 130 dollars and get a 400% speed increase in read / write speeds , and no more seek time,latency or waiting a few seconds for your drive to spool up after going to sleep.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)
I am able to open 10 or 20 programs at a time while doing large drive transfers and the CPU just keeps on truckin.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)
this mobile processor runs faster than all but a few AMD desktop processors that use 125 Watts, and it does it while using just 45 watts.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)


What is more impressive is that this processor is at the slow end of the Sandy bridge mobile processor list.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)
my laptop never gets hot , not even running CPU or GPU stress tests.
by mcgrath678 (Jan, 2013)


Not only does it perform well in games, it also performs well out of games.
by Sakumo (Nov, 2011)
Whether it's from rendering, gaming, or just web browsing, this CPU has a very high performance/price ratio(if it could be bought retail).
by Sakumo (Nov, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 14.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB


Architecture x86-64
Threads 8 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C


Overclock popularity 76
Overclock review score 5
Overclocked clock speed 2.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,380.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.64 GHz

integrated graphics

Label HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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