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Intel Core i7-3537U

The Intel Core i7-3537U is a fast ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q1 2013. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.1 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessors, it offers a 4 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i7-3537U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, and because of the higher clock speed, the Core i7-2677M is easily outperformed by more than 10 %.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6620G.

The ULV-CPUs are rated at a TDP of 17 W including graphics card and memory controller.  Therefore, the CPU is suited for small laptops and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate2000 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4096 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1023
FeaturesTurbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization VT-x, Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d), Trusted Execution, AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitorin, Execute Disable Bit
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $346 U.S.
Announcement Date01/25/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 3537U

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 104     avg: 104 (63.7%)     max: 104 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 247     avg: 247 (15.8%)     max: 247 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 963     avg: 3014.8 (17.35%)     max: 4061 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 723     avg: 2146.8 (5.03%)     max: 2867 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8127     avg: 23625.8 (43.64%)     max: 34578 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.15     avg: 0.2 (7.74%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.257     avg: 0.3 (14.46%)     max: 0.257 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 1.4     avg: 1.4 (15.61%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 2544     avg: 2544 (34.99%)     max: 2544 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 535.502     avg: 570.2 (94.72%)     max: 589.128 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 17.145     avg: 18.1 (97.25%)     max: 18.731 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1981     avg: 3414.4 (25.84%)     max: 3952 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9703     avg: 9928.3 (24.83%)     max: 10133 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2219     avg: 3353.6 (36.46%)     max: 3677 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2 (61.14%)     max: 1.28 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6 (13.89%)     max: 2.92 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 4383     avg: 5033 (20.23%)     max: 5429 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6522     avg: 10088.4 (26.34%)     max: 11391 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4169     avg: 4254.3 (63.09%)     max: 4306 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 7748     avg: 8710 (25.05%)     max: 9092 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 12.251     avg: 12.4 (99.26%)     max: 12.465 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 27.97     avg: 28.4 (99.68%)     max: 28.86 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 654.158     avg: 666.6 (97.09%)     max: 679 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 49330     avg: 53665 (25.46%)     max: 58000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 35470     avg: 36060 (27.66%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 7.1     avg: 7.1 (88.89%)     max: 7.1 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i7 3517U
8524 
Intel Core i7 4500U
8530.3 
Intel Core i7 4650U
8620.5 
Intel Core i7 3537U
8710 
Intel Core i7 4550U
8715 
Intel Core i7 720QM
8759.7 
Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
8800 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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Asus Transformer Book TX300CA (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.3")
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Asus UX31A-C4037H (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.3")
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Asus VivoBook V500CA-CJ106H (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Asus VivoBook V500CA-DB71T (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Dell Inspiron 15R i15RM-7537sLV (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Dell Inspiron i15z-4801slv (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.6")
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.3")
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Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315077 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, 27.0")
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Lenovo ThinkPad S531 (AMD Radeon HD 8670M, 15.6")
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Samsung 730U3E-S02PL (AMD Radeon HD 8570M, 13.3")
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Samsung 900X3E-A01PL (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13ç3")
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Samsung ATIV 900X3E-K01US (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.3")
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Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE (AMD Radeon HD 8570M, 13.3")
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Sony Vaio SV-F1521V6EB (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.5")
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Sony Vaio SV-F15A1S2ES (NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M, 15.5")
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Sony Vaio SV-F15A1Z2EB (NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio SV-T15115CXS (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.5")
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Toshiba Kirabook (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.3")
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7

» Intel Core i7 4940MX
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4930MX
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4980HQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4910MQ
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3940XM
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4900MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4960HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4810MQ
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4870HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3920XM
   2.9 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4800MQ
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4950HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4860HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3840QM
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4850HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4710MQ
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4770HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3820QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3740QM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702HQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4702MQ
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2860QM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2920XM
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2760QM
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2820QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3612QM
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2720QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2675QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2670QM
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2635QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2630QM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 940XM
   2.13 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5557U
   3.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4578U
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 920XM
   2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3540M
   3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4558U
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3520M
   2.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5600U
   2.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5650U
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5500U
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 5550U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 840QM
   1.86 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 2620M
   2.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4600U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4650U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3687U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4510U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640M
   2.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 820QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 3667U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3517U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620M
   2.66 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 720QM
   1.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 4610Y
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2677M
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660LM
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2637M
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2657M
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 3689Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 2617M
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640LM
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620LM
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 660UM
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 640UM
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
» Intel Core i7 620UM
   1.06 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 4500U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 4550U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- Intel Core i7 740QM
   1.73 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 4310U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4360U
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core i7 3537U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
+ Intel Core i5 5200U
   2.2 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 5250U
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4300U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 4350U
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2520M
   2.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2013-01-25 (Update: 2013-01-25)