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Intel Core i7-3537U vs Intel Core i7-3612QM vs Intel Core i7-3517U

Intel Core i7-3537U

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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.

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.

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.

ModelIntel Core i7-3537UIntel Core i7-3612QMIntel Core i7-3517U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock2000 - 3100 MHz2100 - 3100 MHz1900 - 3000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache4 MB6 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 82 / 4
TDP17 Watt35 Watt17 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFCBGA1023FCBGA1224, FCPGA988
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 BitHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTurbo 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
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 3537UIntel Core i7 3612QMIntel Core i7 3517U
Transistors1400 Million
Die Size160 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
247 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
104 Points (32%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.92 Points
min: 4.2     avg: 5.4     median: 5.6 (8%)     max: 5.66 Points
min: 2.51     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (4%)     max: 2.82 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.28 Points
min: 0.89     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.29 Points
min: 1.14     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (4%)     max: 1.25 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (35%)     max: 4306 Points
min: 2961     avg: 3947     median: 4112.5 (34%)     max: 4163 Points
min: 3860     avg: 4041     median: 4024.5 (33%)     max: 4170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (10%)     max: 9092 Points
min: 11636     avg: 15072     median: 15678 (18%)     max: 15937 Points
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596.5 (10%)     max: 8704 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (8%)     max: 11391 Points
min: 14549     avg: 18508     median: 19210 (15%)     max: 19463 Points
min: 9842     avg: 10589     median: 10674 (8%)     max: 10904 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (29%)     max: 5429 Points
min: 3753     avg: 4989     median: 5226 (28%)     max: 5413 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 536     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589 s
min: 276     avg: 338     median: 297.9 (4%)     max: 579 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 17.15     avg: 18.1     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 18.73 s
min: 8     avg: 9.5     median: 9.6 (2%)     max: 10.16 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2544 Points (15%)
min: 3961     avg: 4028     median: 4047 (23%)     max: 4057 Points
min: 2376     avg: 2631     median: 2465 (14%)     max: 3682 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 30.94     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (11%)     max: 31.14 fps
51%
1 3517U +
min: 14.38     avg: 15.6     median: 15.9 (6%)     max: 16 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 122.1     avg: 123.6     median: 123.8 (29%)     max: 124.6 fps
67%
1 3517U +
min: 82.3     avg: 83.3     median: 83 (20%)     max: 85 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.218     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.291 GB/s
min: 0.144     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.366     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.501 GB/s
min: 0.245     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.1     avg: 2.5     median: 2.7 (0%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
min: 0.274     avg: 1.2     median: 1.4 (0%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (8%)     max: 3677 Points
min: 4078     avg: 5080     median: 5466 (12%)     max: 5552 Points
min: 2949     avg: 3382     median: 3430 (7%)     max: 3570 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.25     avg: 12.4     median: 12.4 (3%)     max: 12.47 s
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 *
min: 27.97     avg: 28.4     median: 28.4 (1%)     max: 28.86 s
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 *
min: 654     avg: 667     median: 666.5 (3%)     max: 679 s
min: 648     avg: 792     median: 661 (3%)     max: 1931 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
min: 72000     avg: 86945     median: 89930 (43%)     max: 95920 MIPS
min: 47300     avg: 50913     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
min: 51000     avg: 65015     median: 69190 (53%)     max: 70680 MFLOPS
min: 34130     avg: 34858     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.1 Points (91%)
min: 7.2     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (96%)     max: 7.5 Points
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (9%)     max: 10133 Points
min: 8328     avg: 16910     median: 17837.5 (17%)     max: 19780 Points
min: 6288     avg: 8846     median: 9288.5 (9%)     max: 9552 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (10%)     max: 3952 Points
min: 5234     avg: 6378     median: 6388.5 (18%)     max: 7418 Points
min: 2966     avg: 3437     median: 3409 (9%)     max: 3988 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (18%)     max: 34578 Points
114%
1 3517U +
31781 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
99%
1 3517U +
2734 Points (7%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (7%)     max: 4061 Points
103%
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%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3537U → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3612QM → 145% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3517U → 97% n=21

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