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Intel Core i7-3517U vs Intel Core i7-3689Y vs Intel Core i7-3612QM

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 i7-3612QM

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The Intel Core i7-3612QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. It is the fastest mobile processor rated at 35 Watt (at the time of announcement in mid 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 2.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.1 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the other quad core CPU, the 3612QM 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 dont support vPro, 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 i7-3612QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM. Altough the 3612QM has a higher model number than the 3610QM, it offers slower clock rates and therefore performs worse. However, the 3610QM is specified at a much higher TDP of 45 Watt.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

With a TDP of only 35 Watt, the Core i7-3612QM is the first quad-core CPU from Intel that is specified at the level of the dual-core mobile CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

ModelIntel Core i7-3517UIntel Core i7-3689YIntel Core i7-3612QM
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 i7-3612QM « 2.1 - 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 i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock1900 - 3000 MHz1500 - 2600 MHz2100 - 3100 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
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 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-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 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketBGAFCBGA1224, FCPGA988
Transistors1400 Million
Die Size160 mm2

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
203%
1 3612QM +
min: 4.2     avg: 5.4     median: 5.6 (7%)     max: 5.66 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
104%
1 3612QM +
min: 0.89     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (32%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 3860     avg: 4041     median: 4024.5 (24%)     max: 4170 Points
102%
1 3612QM +
min: 2961     avg: 3947     median: 4112.5 (25%)     max: 4163 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596.5 (6%)     max: 8704 Points
182%
1 3612QM +
min: 11636     avg: 15072     median: 15678 (11%)     max: 15937 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 9842     avg: 10589     median: 10674 (7%)     max: 10904 Points
180%
1 3612QM +
min: 14549     avg: 18508     median: 19210 (13%)     max: 19463 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 4625     avg: 5102     median: 5136 (6%)     max: 5263 Points
102%
1 3612QM +
min: 3753     avg: 4989     median: 5226 (6%)     max: 5413 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3517U +
min: 557     avg: 605     median: 597 (7%)     max: 698 s
104%
1 3612QM +
min: 276     avg: 338     median: 297.9 (4%)     max: 579 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
102%
1 3612QM +
min: 8     avg: 9.5     median: 9.6 (2%)     max: 10.16 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2376     avg: 2631     median: 2465 (4%)     max: 3682 Points
164%
1 3612QM +
min: 3961     avg: 4028     median: 4047 (6%)     max: 4057 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
196%
1 3612QM +
min: 30.94     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (11%)     max: 31.14 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3517U +
min: 82.3     avg: 83.3     median: 83 (19%)     max: 85 fps
149%
1 3612QM +
min: 122.1     avg: 123.6     median: 123.8 (29%)     max: 124.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3517U +
min: 0.144     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
196%
1 3612QM +
min: 0.218     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.291 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3517U +
min: 0.245     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (4%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
198%
1 3612QM +
min: 0.366     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (8%)     max: 0.501 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3517U +
min: 0.274     avg: 1.2     median: 1.4 (4%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
193%
1 3612QM +
min: 2.1     avg: 2.5     median: 2.7 (7%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2949     avg: 3382     median: 3430 (7%)     max: 3570 Points
159%
1 3612QM +
min: 4078     avg: 5080     median: 5466 (12%)     max: 5552 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
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 12     avg: 12.8     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 17 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 3612QM +
min: 27     avg: 29.1     median: 28.1 (1%)     max: 39 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 3612QM +
min: 648     avg: 792     median: 661 (3%)     max: 1931 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 47300     avg: 50913     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
177%
1 3612QM +
min: 72000     avg: 86945     median: 89930 (43%)     max: 95920 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3517U +
min: 34130     avg: 34858     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
197%
1 3612QM +
min: 51000     avg: 65015     median: 69190 (53%)     max: 70680 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3517U +
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 Points
106%
1 3612QM +
min: 7.2     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (96%)     max: 7.5 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3517U +
min: 6288     avg: 8846     median: 9288.5 (8%)     max: 9552 Points
192%
1 3612QM +
min: 8328     avg: 16910     median: 17837.5 (16%)     max: 19780 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3517U +
min: 2966     avg: 3437     median: 3409 (9%)     max: 3988 Points
187%
1 3612QM +
min: 5234     avg: 6378     median: 6388.5 (17%)     max: 7418 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3517U +
31781 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3517U +
2734 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3517U +
3880 Points (7%)
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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