CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4650U vs 2630QM among laptop CPUs

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

7.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4650U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4650U  based on its single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4650U

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% 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
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 36.56W 3x lower typical power consumption
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 2,933 vs 2,118 Around 40% better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better performance per watt 70.65 pt/W vs 14.45 pt/W Around 5x better performance per watt
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz vs 2.64 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 200 MHz 3.2x higher GPU clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 8.23 pt/$ vs 2.58 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 8,000 vs 6,189 Around 30% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 7,457 vs 5,741 Around 30% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,750 vs 5,624 Around 40% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4650U vs 2630QM

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 4650U
4,100,000 MB/s
Core i7 2630QM
1,700,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4650U  vs
2630QM 
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 15W 45W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 70.65 pt/W 14.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4650U  vs
2630QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 20
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 2.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.7 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 2.64 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5000 HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR2-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
DDR2-800
DDR2-667
DDR2
DDR
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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