CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3630QM vs 3380M


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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Significantly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 7,766 vs 4,285 More than 80% better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (32-bit) score 10,196 vs 6,083 Around 70% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per dollar 3.3 pt/$ vs 2.62 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2012 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3630QM vs i5 3380M



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Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 3630QM  vs
i5 3380M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 19.61 pt/W 18.82 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W


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


Core i7 3630QM  vs
i5 3380M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 29
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.13 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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