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Front view of Intel Core i7 2630QM

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Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 68.25W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better performance per watt 13.97 pt/W vs 11.19 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4670K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2 GHz 70% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 4.9 pt/$ vs 1.66 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,195 vs 1,315 More than 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.64 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 7,618 vs 5,546 More than 35% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2630QM vs i5 4670K

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i5 4670K
4,930,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2630QM  vs
i5 4670K 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 84W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 13.97 pt/W 11.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 2630QM  vs
i5 4670K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 76 57
Overclocked clock speed 2.64 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 4.55 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,380.4 5,198.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.64 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
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
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