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Front view of Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Phenom II X920

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3630QM vs Phenom II X920

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3630QM  vs
Phenom II X920 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
S1
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 11.14 pt/W 2.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

details

Core i7 3630QM  vs
Phenom II X920 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.16 GHz 2.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A
Intel Core i7 3630QM
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