Intel Core i7-3615QM vs Intel Core i7-3740QM vs Intel Core i7-3612QM

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 i7-3740QM

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The Intel Core i7-3740QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3720QM. 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 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 i7-3740QM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance should be above the Core i7-2960XM.

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 faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3740QM 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 i7-3612QM

► remove Intel 3612QM

The Intel Core i7-3612QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. It is the fastest mobile processor rated at 35 Watt (at the time of announcement in mid 2012). 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 2.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.1 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the other quad core CPU, the 3612QM is specified at a TDP of only 35 Watt (similar to the dual-core CPUs). The BGA version (that is directly soldered to the mainboard) supports VT-d virtualization, whereas the rPGA version does not. Both dont support vPro, but otherwise all Ivy Bridge features like AES or VT-x are useable.

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 i7-3612QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM. Altough the 3612QM has a higher model number than the 3610QM, it offers slower clock rates and therefore performs worse. However, the 3610QM is specified at a much higher TDP of 45 Watt.

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.

With a TDP of only 35 Watt, the Core i7-3612QM is the first quad-core CPU from Intel that is specified at the level of the dual-core mobile CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

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: 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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HD Graphics 4000 (650-1200MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$378 U.S.$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 3615QMIntel Core i7 3612QM

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.52     avg: 5.8     median: 5.5 (11%)     max: 6.26 Points
min: 6.93     avg: 7     median: 7 (14%)     max: 6.98 Points
min: 4.2     avg: 5.4     median: 5.6 (11%)     max: 5.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.32     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (43%)     max: 1.35 Points
1.5 Points (49%)
min: 0.89     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (40%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4392     avg: 4436     median: 4436 (40%)     max: 4480
4951 (44%)
min: 2961     avg: 3947     median: 4112.5 (37%)     max: 4163
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16907     avg: 16981     median: 16980.5 (29%)     max: 17054
19798 (33%)
min: 11636     avg: 15072     median: 15678 (26%)     max: 15937
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 20725     avg: 21245     median: 21365 (20%)     max: 21646 Points
min: 24138     avg: 24219     median: 24218.5 (23%)     max: 24299 Points
min: 14549     avg: 18508     median: 19210 (18%)     max: 19463 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5379     avg: 5576     median: 5618 (42%)     max: 5732 Points
min: 6281     avg: 6324     median: 6323.5 (48%)     max: 6366 Points
min: 3753     avg: 4989     median: 5226 (39%)     max: 5413 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 248     avg: 262     median: 262.4 (3%)     max: 276.8 s
247 s (3%)
min: 276     avg: 338     median: 297.9 (4%)     max: 578.712 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 8.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (2%)     max: 8.8 s
7.6 s (2%)
min: 8     avg: 9.5     median: 9.6 (2%)     max: 10.165 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2965     avg: 3626     median: 3626 (23%)     max: 4287
4680 (30%)
min: 3961     avg: 4028     median: 4047 (26%)     max: 4057
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
34.4 fps (16%)
38.6 fps (17%)
min: 30.94     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (14%)     max: 31.14 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
138 fps (41%)
154 fps (45%)
min: 122.14     avg: 124     median: 123.8 (37%)     max: 124.64 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.316     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.323 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.218     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.291 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.542     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.55 GB/s
0.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.366     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.501 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.9     avg: 3     median: 3 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.1     avg: 2.5     median: 2.7 (0%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5453     avg: 5757     median: 5574 (31%)     max: 6244 Points
min: 6825     avg: 6837     median: 6837 (38%)     max: 6849 Points
min: 4078     avg: 5080     median: 5466 (30%)     max: 5552 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.2 s
10.2 s (2%)
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 17 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25.4     median: 25.4 (1%)     max: 25.7 s
23.4 s (1%)
min: 27     avg: 29.1     median: 28.1 (1%)     max: 39 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3615QM +
min: 616     avg: 623     median: 623.1 (3%)     max: 630.2 s
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 648.3     avg: 791     median: 660.8 (3%)     max: 1931.22 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 72000     avg: 86945     median: 89930 (43%)     max: 95920 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 51000     avg: 65015     median: 69190 (53%)     max: 70680 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.6 Points (97%)
7.7 Points (99%)
min: 7.2     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (96%)     max: 7.5 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 18316     avg: 19453     median: 19047 (22%)     max: 20997 Points
min: 23645     avg: 23789     median: 23789 (28%)     max: 23933 Points
min: 8328     avg: 16910     median: 17837.5 (21%)     max: 19780 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6894     avg: 7283     median: 7391 (32%)     max: 7564 Points
min: 7048     avg: 7783     median: 7782.5 (33%)     max: 8517 Points
min: 5234     avg: 6378     median: 6388.5 (27%)     max: 7418 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3615QM → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3740QM → 112% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3612QM → 95% n=20

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