Intel Core i7-3610QM vs Intel Core i7-3615QM vs Intel Core i7-3520M

Intel Core i7-3610QM

► remove from comparison Intel 3610QM

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

► remove from comparison Intel 3615QM

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 i7-3520M

► 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 i7-3610QMIntel Core i7-3615QMIntel Core i7-3520M
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: 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
2300 - 3300 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz2900 - 3600 MHz
256 KB256 KB128 KB
1 MB1 MB512 KB
6 MB6 MB4 MB
4 / 84 / 82 / 4
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1400 1400
22 22 22
160 mm2160 mm2
105 °C105 °C105 °C
FCPGA988FCBGA1224, FCPGA988BGA1023, PGA988
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, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000, DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.$346 U.S.
Intel Core i7 3610QMIntel Core i7 3615QMIntel Core i7 3520M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 3.44     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (14%)     max: 6.42 Points
min: 5.52     avg: 5.8     median: 5.5 (13%)     max: 6.26 Points
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (8%)     max: 3.44 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 0.72     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
min: 1.32     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (52%)     max: 1.35 Points
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2410     avg: 4368     median: 4420 (45%)     max: 4594 Points
min: 4392     avg: 4436     median: 4436 (46%)     max: 4480 Points
min: 4408     avg: 4813     median: 4855 (50%)     max: 4903 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 9752     avg: 17072     median: 17230 (29%)     max: 17972 Points
min: 16907     avg: 16981     median: 16980.5 (29%)     max: 17054 Points
min: 9112     avg: 10167     median: 10467 (18%)     max: 10605 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 5650     avg: 20572     median: 21316 (25%)     max: 22148 Points
min: 20725     avg: 21245     median: 21365 (25%)     max: 21646 Points
min: 11581     avg: 12766     median: 12889.5 (15%)     max: 13151 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 2842     avg: 5543     median: 5588 (52%)     max: 6774 Points
min: 5379     avg: 5576     median: 5618 (52%)     max: 5732 Points
min: 6029     avg: 6128     median: 6146.5 (57%)     max: 6203 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 248.929     avg: 300     median: 279 (3%)     max: 395.929 seconds
min: 248     avg: 262     median: 262.4 (3%)     max: 276.8 seconds
min: 456     avg: 493     median: 492.1 (6%)     max: 569.853 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 8.5     avg: 9.7     median: 8.7 (2%)     max: 12.809 seconds
min: 8.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (2%)     max: 8.8 seconds
min: 14.4     avg: 15.5     median: 15.4 (3%)     max: 17.097 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2637     avg: 4179     median: 4313 (44%)     max: 4447 KB/s
min: 2965     avg: 3626     median: 3626 (37%)     max: 4287 KB/s
min: 2661     avg: 2863     median: 2715 (28%)     max: 3527 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33.5     avg: 34.2     median: 34.3 (20%)     max: 34.6 fps
34.4 fps (20%)
min: 6.7     avg: 16.1     median: 18.9 (11%)     max: 19.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 133     avg: 135     median: 134.9 (47%)     max: 137.35 fps
138 fps (48%)
min: 35.1     avg: 86.2     median: 98.6 (34%)     max: 101.8 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.287     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.326 GB/s
min: 0.316     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.323 GB/s
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.525     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.554 GB/s
min: 0.542     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.55 GB/s
min: 0.249     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
min: 2.9     avg: 3     median: 3 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
min: 1.2     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 3522     avg: 5921     median: 6078 (41%)     max: 6464 Points
min: 5453     avg: 5757     median: 5574 (37%)     max: 6244 Points
min: 3528     avg: 4086     median: 4134 (28%)     max: 4212 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.6     median: 11.3 (2%)     max: 16 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.2 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.94 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 25     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (1%)     max: 29 Seconds
min: 25     avg: 25.4     median: 25.4 (1%)     max: 25.7 Seconds
min: 24     avg: 24.8     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.866 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 603.851     avg: 620     median: 619.2 (3%)     max: 645 Seconds
min: 616     avg: 623     median: 623.1 (3%)     max: 630.2 Seconds
min: 565     avg: 591     median: 594 (3%)     max: 612 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 99000     avg: 114716     median: 121640 (58%)     max: 127440 MIPS
55%
1 3520M +
min: 55800     avg: 63808     median: 67130 (32%)     max: 69140 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 75000     avg: 76995     median: 77840 (60%)     max: 80560 MFLOPS
55%
1 3520M +
min: 41450     avg: 42502     median: 42450 (33%)     max: 44032 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 6.3     avg: 7.5     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
7.6 points (97%)
7.2 points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 16136     avg: 21157     median: 21503 (30%)     max: 22164 Points
min: 18316     avg: 19453     median: 19047 (27%)     max: 20997 Points
min: 9277     avg: 11188     median: 11511 (16%)     max: 11788 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3103     avg: 7295     median: 7684 (35%)     max: 8051 points
min: 6894     avg: 7283     median: 7391 (33%)     max: 7564 points
min: 3582     avg: 4275     median: 4466 (20%)     max: 4774 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 19256     avg: 38000     median: 40521.5 (26%)     max: 40919 Points
97%
1 3520M +
39221 Points (25%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 3040     avg: 5645     median: 5987 (15%)     max: 6094 Points
57%
1 3520M +
3393 Points (9%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 4170     avg: 7767     median: 8277.5 (26%)     max: 8340 Points
58%
1 3520M +
4772 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 3610QM +
5242 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 3610QM +
5320 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 3610QM +
11843 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 3610QM +
10752 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 3610QM +
9493 Points (25%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3610QM → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3615QM → 98% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3520M → 78% n=21

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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