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Intel Core i7-3540M vs Intel Core i7-3667U vs Intel Core i7-3520M

Intel Core i7-3540M

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The Intel Core i7-3540M is the fastest dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture at the time of introduction 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 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 i7-3540M 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.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the fastest variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i7-3540M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-3667U

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The Intel Core i7-3667U is the fastest ULV-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 2.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-3667U 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 10 to 15%.

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 i7-3520M

► remove from comparison Intel 3520M

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.

Intel Core i7-3540MIntel Core i7-3667UIntel Core i7-3520M
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy 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
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BGA1023, PGA988BGA1023BGA1023, PGA988
HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz), DDR3-1600 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 BitHD Graphics 4000, DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Intel Core i7 3540MIntel Core i7 3667UIntel Core i7 3520M
$346 U.S.$346 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.41     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (7%)     max: 3.49 Points
min: 2.55     avg: 2.8     median: 2.9 (6%)     max: 2.96 Points
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (7%)     max: 3.44 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.52     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (49%)     max: 1.54 Points
min: 1.3     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (42%)     max: 1.33 Points
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (46%)     max: 1.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5018     avg: 5030     median: 5029.5 (45%)     max: 5041
min: 3975     avg: 4215     median: 4215 (38%)     max: 4455
min: 4408     avg: 4813     median: 4855 (43%)     max: 4903
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 10628     avg: 10811     median: 10810.5 (17%)     max: 10993
min: 8290     avg: 8810     median: 8809.5 (14%)     max: 9329
min: 9112     avg: 10167     median: 10467 (17%)     max: 10605
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 13307     avg: 13435     median: 13434.5 (13%)     max: 13562 Points
min: 10253     avg: 11057     median: 11294.5 (11%)     max: 11387 Points
min: 11581     avg: 12766     median: 12889.5 (12%)     max: 13151 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6326     avg: 6414     median: 6414 (45%)     max: 6502 Points
min: 5363     avg: 5524     median: 5563 (39%)     max: 5607 Points
min: 6029     avg: 6128     median: 6146.5 (43%)     max: 6203 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
471 s (6%)
min: 529     avg: 591     median: 569.7 (7%)     max: 674.715 s
min: 456     avg: 493     median: 492.1 (6%)     max: 569.853 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
14.9 s (3%)
min: 16.27     avg: 17.4     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 18.096 s
min: 14.4     avg: 15.5     median: 15.4 (3%)     max: 17.097 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2940 (19%)
min: 2413     avg: 2474     median: 2474 (16%)     max: 2535
min: 2661     avg: 2863     median: 2715 (17%)     max: 3527
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
19.9 fps (9%)
min: 14.54     avg: 15.4     median: 15.4 (7%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 6.7     avg: 16.1     median: 18.9 (9%)     max: 19.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
105 fps (31%)
min: 86.29     avg: 87     median: 87 (26%)     max: 87.72 fps
min: 35.1     avg: 86.2     median: 98.6 (29%)     max: 101.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (8%)
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (7%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (8%)
min: 0.259     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (7%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
min: 0.249     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (8%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.7 GB/s (6%)
min: 1.4     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (6%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
min: 1.2     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (6%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4267     avg: 4320     median: 4319.5 (24%)     max: 4372 Points
min: 3393     avg: 3567     median: 3594.5 (20%)     max: 3685 Points
min: 3528     avg: 4086     median: 4134 (23%)     max: 4212 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.4 s (2%)
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 12 s
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 *
23.9 s (1%)
min: 27     avg: 27.3     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
min: 24     avg: 24.8     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.866 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
557 s (2%)
min: 640     avg: 648     median: 647.7 (3%)     max: 655 s
min: 565     avg: 591     median: 594 (3%)     max: 612 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3667U +
52000 MIPS (25%)
129%
1 3520M +
min: 55800     avg: 63808     median: 67130 (32%)     max: 69140 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3667U +
36570 MFLOPS (28%)
116%
1 3520M +
min: 41450     avg: 42502     median: 42450 (33%)     max: 44032 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.3 Points (94%)
7.1 Points (91%)
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
11749 Points (14%)
min: 8295     avg: 9039     median: 9222 (11%)     max: 9600 Points
min: 9277     avg: 11188     median: 11511 (13%)     max: 11788 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 4391     avg: 4627     median: 4627 (17%)     max: 4863 Points
min: 2618     avg: 3129     median: 3231 (12%)     max: 3436 Points
min: 3582     avg: 4275     median: 4466 (16%)     max: 4774 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3540M +
min: 40631     avg: 42023     median: 42022.5 (27%)     max: 43414 Points
93%
1 3520M +
39221 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3540M +
min: 3424     avg: 3483     median: 3482.5 (9%)     max: 3541 Points
97%
1 3520M +
3393 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3540M +
min: 4929     avg: 4966     median: 4966 (13%)     max: 5003 Points
96%
1 3520M +
4772 Points (12%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3667U +
128 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3540M → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3667U → 87% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3520M → 97% n=21

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