CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3632QM vs 3630QM 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

7.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3630QM 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3632QM

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Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
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Higher turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.31 fps vs 0.95 fps Around 40% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,392 vs 5,681 Around 15% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 10,890 vs 9,849 More than 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.15 GHz vs 2.83 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,775 vs 2,575 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better performance per dollar 0.47 pt/$ vs 0.29 pt/$ More than 60% better performance per dollar
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jul, 2012 Release date 3 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3632QM vs 3630QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3632QM
12 mHash/s
Core i7 3630QM
6.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3632QM
0.95 fps
Core i7 3630QM
1.31 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3632QM  vs
3630QM 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 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
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 17.32 pt/W 13.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3632QM  vs
3630QM 
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 22 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.83 GHz 3.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,790.9 3,563.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.83 GHz 3.15 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 1,150 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
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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