Intel Core i7-3615QM vs Intel Core i7-3820QM vs Intel Core i7-3689Y

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 i7-3820QM

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The Intel Core i7-3820QM 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 2.7 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). Furthermore, the CPU offers 8 MB Last Level 3 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 i7-3820QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is clearly higher than 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 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3820QM 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 i7-3689Y

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The Intel Core i7-3689Y is an ULV-processor for ultrabooks and tablets based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. 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 1.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 2.6 GHz (for 1 active core). As other dual core Core i7, 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 i7-3689Y is limited by the very low TDP. Therefore, the maximum turbo clocks are rarely achieved. Overall, the 3689Y should be a bit slower than the Core i5-3317U.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, delivering a performance comparable with an AMD Radeon HD 6520G.

The 3689Y is rated at a TDP of 13 W including graphics card and memory controller. If necessary, the TDP can be set to an even lower value of 10 W (cTDP Down). Therefore, the CPU is suited for tablets 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 (650-1200MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000, 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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$378 U.S.
Intel Core i7 3615QMIntel Core i7 3820QMIntel Core i7 3689Y

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.52     avg: 5.8     median: 5.5 (13%)     max: 6.26 Points
min: 6.68     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (16%)     max: 6.94 Points
min: 5.52     avg: 5.8     median: 5.5 (13%)     max: 6.26 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.32     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (52%)     max: 1.35 Points
1.5 Points (60%)
min: 1.32     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (52%)     max: 1.35 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4392     avg: 4436     median: 4436 (46%)     max: 4480
min: 4910     avg: 4986     median: 5008 (51%)     max: 5039
min: 4392     avg: 4436     median: 4436 (46%)     max: 4480
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 16907     avg: 16981     median: 16980.5 (29%)     max: 17054
min: 19326     avg: 19491     median: 19364 (33%)     max: 19782
min: 16907     avg: 16980.5     median: 16980.5 (29%)     max: 17054
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 20725     avg: 21245     median: 21365 (25%)     max: 21646 Points
min: 23605     avg: 24083     median: 24069 (28%)     max: 24448 Points
min: 20725     avg: 21245.3     median: 21365 (25%)     max: 21646 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5379     avg: 5576     median: 5618 (49%)     max: 5732 Points
min: 6187     avg: 6245     median: 6214 (54%)     max: 6398 Points
min: 5379     avg: 5576.3     median: 5618 (49%)     max: 5732 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 248     avg: 262     median: 262.4 (3%)     max: 276.8 s
min: 223.892     avg: 236     median: 236.3 (3%)     max: 248.608 s
min: 248     avg: 262.4     median: 262.4 (3%)     max: 276.8 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 8.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (2%)     max: 8.8 s
min: 7.314     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 7.612 s
min: 8.1     avg: 8.5     median: 8.5 (2%)     max: 8.8 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2965     avg: 3626     median: 3626 (37%)     max: 4287
min: 4530     avg: 4575     median: 4575 (47%)     max: 4620
min: 2965     avg: 3626     median: 3626 (37%)     max: 4287
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
34.4 fps (20%)
min: 37.1     avg: 37.2     median: 37.2 (22%)     max: 37.24 fps
34.4 fps (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
138 fps (48%)
min: 147.94     avg: 150     median: 150.4 (52%)     max: 152.9 fps
137.5 fps (47%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.316     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.323 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.316     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.323 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: 0.542     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.55 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.9     avg: 3     median: 3 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3.5 GB/s (0%)
min: 2.9     avg: 3     median: 3 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5453     avg: 5757     median: 5574 (37%)     max: 6244 Points
min: 6720     avg: 6832     median: 6849 (46%)     max: 6910 Points
min: 5453     avg: 5757     median: 5574 (37%)     max: 6244 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
min: 10     avg: 10.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.385 s
min: 11     avg: 11.1     median: 11.1 (2%)     max: 11.2 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
min: 22     avg: 22.6     median: 22 (1%)     max: 23.704 s
min: 25     avg: 25.4     median: 25.4 (1%)     max: 25.7 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 616     avg: 623     median: 623.1 (3%)     max: 630.2 s
min: 550     avg: 555     median: 554.5 (2%)     max: 559 s
min: 616     avg: 623.1     median: 623.1 (3%)     max: 630.2 s
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.6 Points (97%)
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.7 Points
7.6 Points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 18316     avg: 19453     median: 19047 (27%)     max: 20997 Points
min: 23042     avg: 23979     median: 24158 (34%)     max: 24792 Points
min: 18316     avg: 19453.3     median: 19047 (27%)     max: 20997 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6894     avg: 7283     median: 7391 (33%)     max: 7564 Points
min: 8825     avg: 9006     median: 9040 (41%)     max: 9118 Points
min: 6894     avg: 7283     median: 7391 (33%)     max: 7564 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3615QM → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3820QM → 112% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3689Y → 100% n=21

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