Intel Core i7 3630QM 

Released September, 2012
  • 2.4 GHz
  • Quad core

The Intel Core i7-3630QM is a quad core processor, based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, for laptops. It’s a rather fast processor and due to Hyperthreading it’s capable of handling up to eight threads simultaneously, which leads to excellent performance. The speed of the processors is 2.4GHz, but through overclocking with Turbo Boost, they are capable of reaching a speed of up to 3.2GHz. The 3630QM in particular offers a slightly better performance than other Sandy Bridge models because of some architectural improvements. The CPU also comes with an integrated graphics card from the Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is a respectably fast card.

Explore 2 laptops with the Intel Core i7 3630QM

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 3630QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3630QM
6.17 mHash/s
A10 5750M
58.66 mHash/s
Core i7 4700MQ
14.48 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3630QM
1.31 fps
A10 5750M
0.62 fps
Core i7 4700MQ
0.93 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 3630QM
A10 5750M

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 3630QM
A10 5750M

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 3630QM
A10 5750M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3630QM
A10 5750M

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3630QM
A10 5750M

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s
Core i7 4700MQ
3,830,000 MB/s
A10 5750M
1,910,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 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 11.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,563.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.16 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3L-1600
  3. DDR3-1333
  4. DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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With modded bios, allows you to access everything like its on a desktop computer.
How did you guys overclock this thing?
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