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Front view of Intel Core i7 2630QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2630QM

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More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel 7500U

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2016 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,939 vs 1,315 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.45 GHz vs 2.64 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2630QM vs 7500U

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

7500U
7,626

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

7500U
3,570

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2630QM
1,700,000 MB/s
7500U
4,480 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

7500U
5,239

PassMark (Single Core)

7500U
1,939

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2630QM  vs
7500U 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 15W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 13.99 pt/W 13.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 12.19W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 2630QM  vs
7500U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.64 GHz 3.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.64 GHz 3.45 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 620
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Core i7 2630QM
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