Intel Core i7-3537U vs Intel Core i7-3635QM

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 i7-3635QM

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The Intel Core i7-3635QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 GHz (for 1 active core). In contrast to the 3630QM, the 3635QM has a different package (BGA) and a slightly higher GPU clock.

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 i7-3635QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the fastest Sandy Bridge model, the Core i7-2960XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3635QM is specified at a TDP of 45 Watts including graphics card and memory controller. Therefore, the CPU is well-suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-3537UIntel Core i7-3635QM
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
2000 - 3100 MHz2400 - 3400 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
4 MB6 MB
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17 45
22 22
105 °C105 °C
FCBGA1023BGA
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 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)
$346 U.S.
Intel Core i7 3537UIntel Core i7 3635QM
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160 mm2

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
247 Points (6%)
247 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
104 Points (45%)
104 Points (45%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (7%)     max: 2.92 Points
min: 6.38     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (15%)     max: 6.47 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (50%)     max: 1.28 Points
min: 1.37     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.39 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (44%)     max: 4306
min: 4600     avg: 4648     median: 4660 (48%)     max: 4685
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (15%)     max: 9092
min: 17688     avg: 17855     median: 17865 (30%)     max: 18011
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (13%)     max: 11391 Points
min: 21471     avg: 21961     median: 22047.5 (26%)     max: 22277 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (46%)     max: 5429 Points
min: 5819     avg: 5885     median: 5891 (52%)     max: 5937 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 535.502     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589.128 s
min: 267.2     avg: 301     median: 276.5 (3%)     max: 359.933 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 17.145     avg: 18.1     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 18.731 s
min: 8.4     avg: 9.6     median: 8.9 (2%)     max: 11.424 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2544 (26%)
min: 3855     avg: 4200     median: 4199.5 (43%)     max: 4544
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.14     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.327 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.454     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (24%)     max: 3677 Points
min: 6432     avg: 6483     median: 6492 (43%)     max: 6517 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.251     avg: 12.4     median: 12.4 (3%)     max: 12.465 s
min: 11.16     avg: 11.3     median: 11.2 (2%)     max: 11.7 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: 25.829     avg: 26.1     median: 25.8 (1%)     max: 26.5 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 654.158     avg: 667     median: 666.6 (3%)     max: 679 s
min: 624     avg: 626     median: 625.3 (3%)     max: 629.05 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
min: 110140     avg: 118820     median: 118820 (56%)     max: 127500 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
min: 80710     avg: 80855     median: 80855 (62%)     max: 81000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.1 Points (91%)
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (14%)     max: 10133 Points
min: 20530     avg: 21871     median: 22225.5 (31%)     max: 22501 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (17%)     max: 3952 Points
min: 6023     avg: 6732     median: 7054 (32%)     max: 7235 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (18%)     max: 34578 Points
min: 31200     avg: 33452     median: 34461 (22%)     max: 34696 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
min: 5633     avg: 5722     median: 5740 (15%)     max: 5792 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (12%)     max: 4061 Points
min: 7937     avg: 8037     median: 7965 (25%)     max: 8210 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3537U → 100% n=26

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3635QM → 157% n=26

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