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Intel Core i7-3615QM vs Intel Core i7-3687U vs Intel Core i7-3667U

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 i7-3687U

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The Intel Core i7-3687U is the fastest ULV-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 2.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 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 i7-3687U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, and because of the higher clock speed, the old Core i7-2677M is easily outperformed.

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 i7-3667U

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-3615QMIntel Core i7-3687UIntel Core i7-3667U
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
Clock2300 - 3300 MHz2100 - 3300 MHz2000 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 42 / 4
TDP45 Watt17 Watt17 Watt
Transistors1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size160 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFCBGA1224, FCPGA988BGA1023BGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (650-1200MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000 (350-1200 MHz), 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 BitTurbo 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 (650 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$346 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 3615QMIntel Core i7 3687UIntel Core i7 3667U

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 5.52     avg: 5.8     median: 5.5 (8%)     max: 6.26 Points
53%
1 3667U +
min: 2.55     avg: 2.8     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 1.32     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.35 Points
99%
1 3667U +
min: 1.3     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.33 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 4392     avg: 4436     median: 4436 (36%)     max: 4480 Points
95%
1 3667U +
min: 3975     avg: 4215     median: 4215 (34%)     max: 4455 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 16907     avg: 16981     median: 16980.5 (19%)     max: 17054 Points
52%
1 3667U +
min: 8290     avg: 8810     median: 8809.5 (10%)     max: 9329 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 20725     avg: 21245     median: 21365 (16%)     max: 21646 Points
53%
1 3667U +
min: 10253     avg: 11057     median: 11294.5 (9%)     max: 11387 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 5379     avg: 5576     median: 5618 (31%)     max: 5732 Points
99%
1 3667U +
min: 5363     avg: 5524     median: 5563 (30%)     max: 5607 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 248     avg: 262.4     median: 262.4 (3%)     max: 276.8 s
96%
1 3667U +
min: 529     avg: 591     median: 570 (7%)     max: 675 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 8.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (2%)     max: 8.8 s
98%
1 3667U +
min: 16.27     avg: 17.4     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 18.1 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 2965     avg: 3626     median: 3626 (21%)     max: 4287 Points
68%
1 3667U +
min: 2413     avg: 2474     median: 2474 (14%)     max: 2535 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3615QM +
34.4 fps (13%)
45%
1 3667U +
min: 14.54     avg: 15.4     median: 15.4 (6%)     max: 16.32 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3615QM +
137.5 fps (32%)
63%
1 3667U +
min: 86.3     avg: 87     median: 87 (20%)     max: 87.7 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 0.316     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.323 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 0.542     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.55 GB/s
49%
1 3667U +
min: 0.259     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 2.9     avg: 3     median: 3 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
50%
1 3667U +
min: 1.4     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (0%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 5453     avg: 5757     median: 5574 (12%)     max: 6244 Points
64%
1 3667U +
min: 3393     avg: 3567     median: 3594.5 (8%)     max: 3685 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 11     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.2 s
100%
1 3667U +
min: 11     avg: 11.5     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 12 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 25     avg: 25.4     median: 25.4 (1%)     max: 25.7 s
100%
1 3667U +
min: 27     avg: 27.4     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 616     avg: 623     median: 623 (3%)     max: 630 s
100%
1 3667U +
min: 640     avg: 648     median: 647.5 (3%)     max: 655 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3667U +
52000 MIPS (25%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3667U +
36570 MFLOPS (28%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3615QM +
7.6 Points (97%)
93%
1 3667U +
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 18316     avg: 19453     median: 19047 (18%)     max: 20997 Points
48%
1 3667U +
min: 8295     avg: 9039     median: 9222 (9%)     max: 9600 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 6894     avg: 7283     median: 7391 (20%)     max: 7564 Points
44%
1 3667U +
min: 2618     avg: 3129     median: 3231 (9%)     max: 3436 Points
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3667U +
128 ms (1%)

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