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Intel Core i7 2630QM

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Front view of Intel Core i7 2630QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2630QM

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 13.97 pt/W vs 1.05 pt/W More than 13.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 69.06W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 67 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better PassMark score 5,546 vs 1,272 More than 4.2x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,315 vs 756 Around 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Sep, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 20.48 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 74.46 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD Opteron 280

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2630QM vs Opteron 280

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2630QM
1,700,000 MB/s
Opteron 280
98,350 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2630QM  vs
Opteron 280 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i7 2630QM  vs
Opteron 280 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 20 12
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.64 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,380.4 1,347.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.64 GHz 2.67 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 85W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 13.97 pt/W 1.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 69.06W
Intel Core i7 2630QM
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