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    Phoronix: Intel Core i7 2630QM

    If you are in the market for a new notebook with an Intel Sandy Bridge processor, one of the higher-end offerings is the Core i7 2630QM, which is a quad-core processor with Hyper Threading that boasts a 2.0GHz base frequency but can ramp up to 2.9GHz thanks to Turbo Boost. In this article are some Linux benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 2630QM compared to other mobile Intel CPUs.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16541

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    I have this processor on my Envy 14 2002ea laptop and it flies!

    Michael does the laptop you've reviewed work with switcheroo? Also is AES enabled in the BIOS?

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    I have a laptop Core i7-2820QM, which runs Gentoo. It compiles software quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
    I have a laptop Core i7-2820QM, which runs Gentoo. It compiles software quickly.
    So quickly I've started adding -j 9 to all my emerges

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    I am a but curious that nothing was mentioned about the temperature . This thing runs pretty hot. I have this CPU on a Asus G53SW and when I compile stuff on Gentoo like kernel, it easily reaches 80C, sometimes nearing 90s, even on this big chassis machine.

    Of course, it is a very fast CPU. I mostly use "make -j4" -- I am still not very sold on the hyper-threading thing, besides I don't want my machine to run too hot, and leave some CPU left for doing other tasks while compiling too. Also, as I remember, the difference between "make -j4" and "make -j8" while running a "emerge -e world" was 13 hours versus 12 hours (using "genlop -p"), so probably just an hour here or there -- perhaps many ebuilds force single thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdas View Post
    I am a but curious that nothing was mentioned about the temperature . This thing runs pretty hot. I have this CPU on a Asus G53SW and when I compile stuff on Gentoo like kernel, it easily reaches 80C, sometimes nearing 90s, even on this big chassis machine.

    Of course, it is a very fast CPU. I mostly use "make -j4" -- I am still not very sold on the hyper-threading thing, besides I don't want my machine to run too hot, and leave some CPU left for doing other tasks while compiling too. Also, as I remember, the difference between "make -j4" and "make -j8" while running a "emerge -e world" was 13 hours versus 12 hours (using "genlop -p"), so probably just an hour here or there -- perhaps many ebuilds force single thread.
    I found the oposite it's the coolest running laptop I've ever had. Do you have the correct power management options switched on in the kernel?

    I use make -j9 in my make.conf and -j 10 when I emerge the -j10 on an emerge will run 10 parallel jobs (if possible) which is great for virtual packages

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