CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3630QM vs 3610QM among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3630QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3630QM  based on its single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3630QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Newer Sep, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 5 months later
Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.31 fps vs 1.22 fps More than 5% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 10,190 vs 10,051 Almost the same
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3610QM vs the 3630QM.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3630QM vs 3610QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3630QM
6.17 mHash/s
Core i7 3610QM
11.21 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3630QM
1.31 fps
Core i7 3610QM
1.22 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate 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 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s
Core i7 3610QM
2,200,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3630QM  vs
3610QM 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
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 12.1 pt/W 11.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3630QM  vs
3610QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
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 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.15 GHz 3.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.15 GHz 3.07 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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