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Intel Core i7-2670QM Vs Core i7-2630QM

The Core i7-2670QM as well as the Core i7-2630QM are high end quad core notebook processors for performance computing. The Core i7-2670QM is clocked 200 MHz higher than the Core i7-2630QM. You should, therefore expect a performance improvement of the order of 5 to 7% in processor performance.

The integrated GPU is the same ( Intel HD Graphics 3000) for both the processor, so you should expect identical GPU performance with both the processors.

Table : Core i7-2670QM Vs Core i7-2630QM Feature Differences

Feature Core i7-2670QM Core i7-2630QM
Core Frequency


2.20 GHz 2.00 GHz
No. Of Cores
4 (8 Hyperthreads) 4 (8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization
6 MB L3 Smart Cache 6 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency
3.10 GHz 2.90 GHz
TDP Rating
45 Watts 45 Watts
64 Bit Support
32 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller
DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics
Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz

Table : Core i7-2670QM Vs Core i7-2630QM Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i7-2670QM Core i7-2630QM
PassMark Score
6773 6318
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
28 seconds 30 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU
5420 4890
Windows 7 Experience Score
7.5 7.4

Some more details of Core i7-2670QM

The core i7-2670QM , is a high end notebook processor with a decent Intel HD 3000 integrated GPU. The 4 cores ensure that you are not stuck up when you need performance.

Some more details of Core i7-2630QM

The core i7-2630QM , is the second generation quad core Sandy Bridge processor, that promises high end CPU performance. Its integrated GPU will also ensure a decent integrated GPU performance. The GPU has a base frequency of 650 MHz and when turbo is in action, its maximum clock frequency can ramp to 1.10 GHz depending upon the demand. One of the reasons for the better performance of the second generation core i7 processors is the improved Turbo Boost 2.0, using which, the processor can stay in the boosted state for a longer duration.

Further Suggested Reading

– Since both the processors belong to Sandy Bridge, we strongly recommend that you take a look at Sandy Bridge Architecture.

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2 Response

  1. 12121 says:

    2670qm will be $75 or so more expensive ( or more – the notebook manufacturers add their own additional prices on the top of the processor price difference).

    The 200 MHz difference is not going to make any big difference that you will observe. Better save the money and possibly invest in SSD. You will have faster boot time.

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