Intel Core i7-3517U vs Intel Core i7-3632QM

Intel Core i7-3517U

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The Intel Core i7-3517U is a fast ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q2 2012. 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 1.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.0 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 i7-3517U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, and because of the higher clock speed, the older Core i7-2677M is easily outperformed.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1150 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.

Intel Core i7-3632QM

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The Intel Core i7-3632QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3612QM. It is the fastest mobile processor rated at 35 Watt (at the time of announcement in Q3 2012). Due to Hyperthreading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to other quad core CPUs, the 3632QM is specified at a TDP of only 35 Watt (similar to the dual-core CPUs). The BGA version (that is directly soldered to the mainboard) supports VT-d virtualization, whereas the rPGA version does not. Both don't support vPro and Trusted Execution, but otherwise all Ivy Bridge features like AES or VT-x are useable.

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 i7-3632QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is slightly above the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM. Altough the 3632QM has a higher model number than the 3630QM, it offers slower clock rates and therefore performs worse. However, the 3630QM is specified at a much higher TDP of 45 Watt.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) and is clocked at 650 MHz (base) up to 1150 MHz (Turbo Boost).

With a TDP of only 35 Watt, the Core i7-3632QM is specified at the level of the dual-core mobile CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-3517UIntel Core i7-3632QM
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM (compare)2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM (compare)2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
1900 - 3000 MHz2200 - 3200 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
4 MB6 MB
2 / 44 / 8
17 35
22 22
Turbo 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 BitHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i7 3517UIntel Core i7 3632QM
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160 mm2
105 °C
FCBGA1224, FCPGA988

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 519     avg: 521     median: 521 (12%)     max: 523 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 112.3     median: 113 (52%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.51     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (10%)     max: 2.82 Points
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (21%)     max: 5.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.14     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (50%)     max: 1.25 Points
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (54%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3860     avg: 4040.5     median: 4024.5 (44%)     max: 4170 Points
min: 4261     avg: 4286.8     median: 4293.5 (47%)     max: 4299 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596.5 (17%)     max: 8704 Points
min: 15952     avg: 16138.5     median: 16117 (32%)     max: 16368 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 9842     avg: 10588.8     median: 10674 (14%)     max: 10904 Points
min: 18906     avg: 19646.3     median: 19793.5 (26%)     max: 20126 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4625     avg: 5101.6     median: 5136 (50%)     max: 5263 Points
min: 5296     avg: 5394.2     median: 5419.5 (53%)     max: 5456 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 556.58     avg: 605.4     median: 597.4 (7%)     max: 698.396 seconds
min: 271.462     avg: 321.9     median: 294.9 (3%)     max: 426.13 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 17.5     avg: 18.6     median: 18.8 (4%)     max: 20.642 seconds
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.528 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2376     avg: 2631.1     median: 2465 (29%)     max: 3682 KB/s
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (48%)     max: 4093 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 14.38     avg: 15.6     median: 15.9 (0%)     max: 16 fps
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (1%)     max: 32.22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 82.28     avg: 83.3     median: 83 (31%)     max: 85.04 fps
min: 123.3     avg: 125.4     median: 125.4 (46%)     max: 127.67 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.144     avg: 0.2     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (16%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.245     avg: 0.3     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (17%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 0.274     avg: 1.2     median: 1.4 (7%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (15%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2949     avg: 3381.8     median: 3430 (24%)     max: 3570 Points
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (39%)     max: 5947 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 13.5 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 28     avg: 29.2     median: 29.2 (1%)     max: 30.4 Seconds
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 668     avg: 691.1     median: 683.1 (3%)     max: 767.508 Seconds
min: 623     avg: 636.4     median: 634.9 (3%)     max: 649.367 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 47300     avg: 50912.5     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
99750 MIPS (47%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 34130     avg: 34857.5     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
68510 MFLOPS (53%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 points
7.5 points (96%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 6288     avg: 8845.8     median: 9288.5 (16%)     max: 9552 Points
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (34%)     max: 20467 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2966     avg: 3436.6     median: 3409 (18%)     max: 3988 points
min: 5976     avg: 6528.2     median: 6410 (35%)     max: 7327 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
31781 Points (20%)
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
26458 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
2734 Points (7%)
min: 4887     avg: 5110     median: 4981 (13%)     max: 5591 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
3880 Points (14%)
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (26%)     max: 7737 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5172 Points (42%)
7341 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5174 Points (47%)
6764 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
6165 Points (18%)
10911 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
5564 Points (17%)
9690 Points (30%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
5657 Points (22%)
9297 Points (36%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
10241 Points (33%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2748 Points (57%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3517U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3632QM → 149%

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