Intel Core i7-2630QM vs Intel Core i7-2715QE

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-2715QE
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2715QE

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i7-2630QM and the Intel Core i7-2715QE and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i7-2630QM 4 core processor released in Q1/2011 with the Intel Core i7-2715QE which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2011.
Intel Core i7 (293) Family Intel Core i7 (293)
Intel Core i 2000M (46) CPU group Intel Core i 2000M (46)
2 Generation 2
Sandy Bridge H Architecture Sandy Bridge H
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-2630QM is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.00 GHz (2.90 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i7-2715QE clocks with 2.10 GHz (3.00 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i7-2630QM Characteristic Intel Core i7-2715QE
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i7-2630QM Characteristic Intel Core i7-2715QE
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
6 GPU Generation 6
32 nm Technology 32 nm
2 Max. displays 2
12 Compute units 12
96 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
10.1 DirectX Version 10.1

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i7-2630QM, while the Intel Core i7-2715QE supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i7-2630QM Characteristic Intel Core i7-2715QE
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
16 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 2.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-2630QM has a TDP of 45 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i7-2715QE is 45 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i7-2630QM Characteristic Intel Core i7-2715QE
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 45 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-2630QM has 6.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 32 nm. The cache of Intel Core i7-2715QE is at 6.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

Intel Core i7-2630QM Characteristic Intel Core i7-2715QE
32 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
PGA 988 Socket BGA 1023
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2011 Release date Q1/2011
270 $ Release price 295 $
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
575 (98%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
587 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2251 (100%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
1345 (60%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.10 GHz
211 (92%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.20 GHz
230 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
3531 (100%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
3221 (91%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
494 (100%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1675 (100%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2630QM
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1212 (100%)
Intel Core i7-2715QE Intel Core i7-2715QE
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-2630QM Intel Core i7-2715QE
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