Intel Core i7-3610QM vs Intel Core i7-3615QM vs Intel Core i7-3517U

Intel Core i7-3610QM

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The Intel Core i7-3610QM 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core).

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. Except VT-d and vPro the 3610QM supports all functions of the Ivy Bridge core like VT-x, AES or Trusted Execution.

The performance of the Core i7-3610QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the former fastest model, the Core i7-2920XM.

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.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3610QM 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 i7-3615QM

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The Intel Core i7-3615QM 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 GHz (for 1 active core).

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 i7-3615QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the former fastest model, the Core i7-2920XM.

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 i7-3615QM 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 i7-3517U

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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.

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: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3615QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
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HD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000 (650-1200MHz), 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
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3     avg: 6.1     median: 6 (14%)     max: 6 Points
min: 5     avg: 5.8     median: 5 (11%)     max: 6 Points
2.7 Points (6%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0     avg: 1.3     median: 1 (50%)     max: 1 Points
1.3 Points (67%)
1.2 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2410     avg: 4367.9     median: 4420 (45%)     max: 4594 Points
min: 4392     avg: 4436     median: 4436 (46%)     max: 4480 Points
min: 3860     avg: 4040.5     median: 4024 (41%)     max: 4170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9752     avg: 17071.8     median: 17230 (26%)     max: 17972 Points
min: 16907     avg: 16980.5     median: 16980 (26%)     max: 17054 Points
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596 (13%)     max: 8704 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5650     avg: 20572.3     median: 21316 (28%)     max: 22148 Points
min: 20725     avg: 21245.3     median: 21365 (28%)     max: 21646 Points
min: 9842     avg: 10588.8     median: 10674 (14%)     max: 10904 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2842     avg: 5543     median: 5588 (54%)     max: 6774 Points
min: 5379     avg: 5576.3     median: 5618 (54%)     max: 5732 Points
min: 4625     avg: 5101.6     median: 5136 (50%)     max: 5263 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 248     avg: 299.9     median: 279 (3%)     max: 395 seconds
min: 248     avg: 262.4     median: 262 (3%)     max: 276 seconds
min: 556     avg: 605.4     median: 597 (7%)     max: 698 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 8     avg: 9.7     median: 8 (2%)     max: 12 seconds
8.5 seconds (2%)
min: 17     avg: 18.6     median: 18 (4%)     max: 20 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2637     avg: 4178.5     median: 4313 (51%)     max: 4447 KB/s
min: 2965     avg: 3626     median: 3626 (43%)     max: 4287 KB/s
min: 2376     avg: 2631.1     median: 2465 (29%)     max: 3682 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33     avg: 34.2     median: 34 (19%)     max: 34 fps
34.4 fps (19%)
min: 14     avg: 15.6     median: 15 (8%)     max: 16 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 133     avg: 135.1     median: 134 (50%)     max: 137 fps
137.5 fps (51%)
min: 82     avg: 83.3     median: 82 (30%)     max: 85 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (16%)
0.3 GB/s (16%)
0.2 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.5 GB/s (18%)
0.6 GB/s (18%)
0.3 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2     avg: 3.1     median: 3 (15%)     max: 3 GB/s
min: 2     avg: 3     median: 3 (15%)     max: 3 GB/s
min: 0     avg: 1.2     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3522     avg: 5921.1     median: 6078 (41%)     max: 6464 Points
min: 5453     avg: 5757     median: 5574 (37%)     max: 6244 Points
min: 2949     avg: 3381.8     median: 3430 (23%)     max: 3570 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.6     median: 11 (2%)     max: 16 Seconds
11.1 Seconds (2%)
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (1%)     max: 29 Seconds
25.4 Seconds (1%)
min: 28     avg: 29.2     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 603     avg: 620.5     median: 619 (3%)     max: 645 Seconds
min: 616     avg: 623.1     median: 623 (3%)     max: 630 Seconds
min: 668     avg: 691.1     median: 683 (3%)     max: 767 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 99000     avg: 114716     median: 121640 (58%)     max: 127440 MIPS
min: 47300     avg: 50912.5     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 75000     avg: 76995.5     median: 77840 (60%)     max: 80560 MFLOPS
min: 34130     avg: 34857.5     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 6     avg: 7.5     median: 7 (100%)     max: 7 points
7.6 points (109%)
7.1 points (101%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 16136     avg: 21156.8     median: 21503 (30%)     max: 22164 Points
min: 18316     avg: 19453.3     median: 19047 (27%)     max: 20997 Points
min: 6288     avg: 8845.8     median: 9288 (13%)     max: 9552 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3103     avg: 7294.8     median: 7684 (39%)     max: 8051 points
min: 6894     avg: 7283     median: 7391 (38%)     max: 7564 points
min: 2966     avg: 3436.6     median: 3409 (18%)     max: 3988 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 19256     avg: 38000.2     median: 40521 (26%)     max: 40919 Points
31781 Points (20%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 3040     avg: 5645.2     median: 5987 (15%)     max: 6094 Points
2734 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4170     avg: 7766.9     median: 8277 (25%)     max: 8340 Points
3880 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
5242 Points (42%)
5172 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
5320 Points (48%)
5174 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
11843 Points (20%)
6165 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10752 Points (19%)
5564 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
9493 Points (22%)
5657 Points (13%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3610QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3615QM → 97%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3517U → 68%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)