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Intel Core i7-3517U vs Intel Core i7-3689Y vs Intel Core i7-3520M

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 i7-3689Y

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The Intel Core i7-3689Y is an ULV-processor for ultrabooks and tablets based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. 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 1.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.6 GHz (for 1 active core). As other dual core Core i7, 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 i7-3689Y is limited by the very low TDP. Therefore, the maximum turbo clocks are rarely achieved. Overall, the 3689Y should be a bit slower than the Core i5-3317U.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6520G.

The 3689Y is rated at a TDP of 13 W including graphics card and memory controller. If necessary, the TDP can be set to an even lower value of 10 W (cTDP Down). Therefore, the CPU is suited for tablets and ultrabooks.

Intel Core i7-3520M

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The Intel Core i7-3520M is the fastest dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture at the time of introduction 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessor Core i7-2640M, 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 i7-3520M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is about 5 - 10 % above the old i7-2640M (see benchmarks below).

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the fastest variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i7-3520M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

ModelIntel Core i7-3517UIntel Core i7-3689YIntel Core i7-3520M
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U « 1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y « 1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M « 2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock1900 - 3000 MHz1500 - 2600 MHz2900 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP17 Watt13 Watt35 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
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 BitTurbo 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, DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketBGABGA1023, PGA988
$346 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2.51     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (4%)     max: 2.82 Points
121%
1 3520M +
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (4%)     max: 3.44 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3517U +
min: 1.14     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (30%)     max: 1.25 Points
120%
1 3520M +
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (36%)     max: 1.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 3860     avg: 4041     median: 4024.5 (24%)     max: 4170 Points
121%
1 3520M +
min: 4408     avg: 4813     median: 4855 (29%)     max: 4903 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596.5 (6%)     max: 8704 Points
122%
1 3520M +
min: 9112     avg: 10167     median: 10467 (8%)     max: 10605 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 9842     avg: 10589     median: 10674 (7%)     max: 10904 Points
121%
1 3520M +
min: 11581     avg: 12766     median: 12889.5 (9%)     max: 13151 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 4625     avg: 5102     median: 5136 (6%)     max: 5263 Points
120%
1 3520M +
min: 6029     avg: 6128     median: 6146.5 (7%)     max: 6203 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3517U +
min: 557     avg: 605     median: 597 (7%)     max: 698 s
101%
1 3520M +
min: 456     avg: 493.2     median: 492.1 (6%)     max: 570 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3517U +
min: 17.5     avg: 18.6     median: 18.8 (4%)     max: 20.64 s
101%
1 3520M +
min: 14.4     avg: 15.5     median: 15.4 (3%)     max: 17.1 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2376     avg: 2631     median: 2465 (4%)     max: 3682 Points
110%
1 3520M +
min: 2661     avg: 2863     median: 2715 (4%)     max: 3527 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3517U +
min: 14.38     avg: 15.6     median: 15.9 (6%)     max: 16 fps
119%
1 3520M +
min: 6.7     avg: 16.1     median: 18.9 (7%)     max: 19.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3517U +
min: 82.3     avg: 83.3     median: 83 (19%)     max: 85 fps
119%
1 3520M +
min: 35.1     avg: 86.2     median: 98.6 (23%)     max: 101.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3517U +
min: 0.144     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
120%
1 3520M +
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3517U +
min: 0.245     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (4%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
120%
1 3520M +
min: 0.249     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (5%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3517U +
min: 0.274     avg: 1.2     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
121%
1 3520M +
min: 1.2     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2949     avg: 3382     median: 3430 (7%)     max: 3570 Points
121%
1 3520M +
min: 3528     avg: 4086     median: 4134 (9%)     max: 4212 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3517U +
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 13.5 s
101%
1 3520M +
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.94 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3517U +
min: 28     avg: 29.2     median: 29.2 (1%)     max: 30.4 s
100%
1 3520M +
min: 24     avg: 24.8     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.87 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3517U +
min: 668     avg: 691     median: 683 (3%)     max: 768 s
100%
1 3520M +
min: 565     avg: 591     median: 594 (3%)     max: 612 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 47300     avg: 50913     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
132%
1 3520M +
min: 55800     avg: 63808     median: 67130 (32%)     max: 69140 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 34130     avg: 34858     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
121%
1 3520M +
min: 41450     avg: 42502     median: 42450 (33%)     max: 44032 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3517U +
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 Points
101%
1 3520M +
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3517U +
min: 6288     avg: 8846     median: 9288.5 (8%)     max: 9552 Points
124%
1 3520M +
min: 9277     avg: 11188     median: 11511 (10%)     max: 11788 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2966     avg: 3437     median: 3409 (9%)     max: 3988 Points
131%
1 3520M +
min: 3582     avg: 4275     median: 4466 (12%)     max: 4774 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3517U +
31781 Points (26%)
123%
1 3520M +
39221 Points (32%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3517U +
2734 Points (7%)
124%
1 3520M +
3393 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3517U +
3880 Points (7%)
123%
1 3520M +
4772 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 3517U +
5172 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 3517U +
5174 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 3517U +
6165 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 3517U +
5564 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 3517U +
5657 Points (15%)

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