Intel Core i7-3630QM vs Intel Core i7-3517U vs Intel Core i7-3610QM

Intel Core i7-3630QM

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The Intel Core i7-3630QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3630QM. 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 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 3630QM supports all functions of the Ivy Bridge core like VT-x, AES or Trusted Execution.

The performance of the Core i7-3630QM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance should be above 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3630QM 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.

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 i7-3630QMIntel Core i7-3517UIntel Core i7-3610QM
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
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1400 1400
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105 °C105 °C
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HD 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 BitHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Core i7 3517UIntel Core i7 3610QM
$378 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.52     avg: 6.3     median: 6.4 (15%)     max: 6.48 Points
min: 2.51     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.82 Points
min: 3.44     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (14%)     max: 6.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.39     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.42 Points
min: 1.14     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.25 Points
min: 0.72     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4554     avg: 4630     median: 4654 (48%)     max: 4692 Points
min: 3860     avg: 4041     median: 4024.5 (41%)     max: 4170 Points
min: 2410     avg: 4368     median: 4420 (45%)     max: 4594 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17902     avg: 18054     median: 18091 (30%)     max: 18189 Points
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596.5 (14%)     max: 8704 Points
min: 9752     avg: 17072     median: 17230 (29%)     max: 17972 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19766     avg: 21754     median: 22003 (26%)     max: 22168 Points
min: 9842     avg: 10589     median: 10674 (12%)     max: 10904 Points
min: 5650     avg: 20572     median: 21316 (25%)     max: 22148 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5735     avg: 5832     median: 5821 (54%)     max: 5953 Points
min: 4625     avg: 5102     median: 5136 (48%)     max: 5263 Points
min: 2842     avg: 5543     median: 5588 (52%)     max: 6774 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 242     avg: 278     median: 261.1 (3%)     max: 362.192 seconds
min: 556.58     avg: 605     median: 597.4 (7%)     max: 698.396 seconds
min: 248.929     avg: 300     median: 279 (3%)     max: 395.929 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 7.7     avg: 9.1     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 11.963 seconds
min: 17.5     avg: 18.6     median: 18.8 (4%)     max: 20.642 seconds
min: 8.5     avg: 9.7     median: 8.7 (2%)     max: 12.809 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4491 KB/s (46%)
min: 2376     avg: 2631     median: 2465 (25%)     max: 3682 KB/s
min: 2637     avg: 4179     median: 4313 (44%)     max: 4447 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34.68     avg: 35.1     median: 35.3 (21%)     max: 35.32 fps
min: 14.38     avg: 15.5     median: 15.9 (9%)     max: 16 fps
min: 33.5     avg: 34.2     median: 34.3 (20%)     max: 34.6 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 133.8     avg: 137     median: 136.9 (47%)     max: 141.34 fps
min: 82.28     avg: 83.3     median: 83 (29%)     max: 85.04 fps
min: 133     avg: 135     median: 134.9 (47%)     max: 137.35 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.322     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.328 GB/s
min: 0.144     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
min: 0.287     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.326 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.553     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.57 GB/s
min: 0.245     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
min: 0.525     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.554 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
min: 0.274     avg: 1.2     median: 1.4 (0%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
min: 2.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 5730     avg: 6355     median: 6392 (43%)     max: 6565 Points
min: 2949     avg: 3382     median: 3430 (23%)     max: 3570 Points
min: 3522     avg: 5921     median: 6078 (41%)     max: 6464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 10.891     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 13.5 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 11.6     median: 11.3 (2%)     max: 16 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25.1     median: 25.1 (1%)     max: 25.314 Seconds
min: 28     avg: 29.2     median: 29.2 (1%)     max: 30.4 Seconds
min: 25     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (1%)     max: 29 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 601.235     avg: 613     median: 617 (3%)     max: 618.1 Seconds
min: 668     avg: 691     median: 683.1 (3%)     max: 767.508 Seconds
min: 603.851     avg: 620     median: 619.2 (3%)     max: 645 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
min: 110700     avg: 113093     median: 111410 (53%)     max: 117170 MIPS
min: 47300     avg: 50913     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
min: 99000     avg: 114716     median: 121640 (58%)     max: 127440 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
min: 77100     avg: 78210     median: 77310 (59%)     max: 80220 MFLOPS
min: 34130     avg: 34858     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
min: 75000     avg: 76995     median: 77840 (60%)     max: 80560 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 points
min: 6.3     avg: 7.5     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19869     avg: 21901     median: 22161 (31%)     max: 22539 Points
min: 6288     avg: 8846     median: 9288.5 (13%)     max: 9552 Points
min: 16136     avg: 21157     median: 21503 (30%)     max: 22164 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6127     avg: 7104     median: 6954 (31%)     max: 7848 points
min: 2966     avg: 3437     median: 3409 (15%)     max: 3988 points
min: 3103     avg: 7295     median: 7684 (35%)     max: 8051 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40335     avg: 41261     median: 41354 (27%)     max: 41999 Points
31781 Points (20%)
min: 19256     avg: 38000     median: 40521.5 (26%)     max: 40919 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5806     avg: 6067     median: 6098.5 (15%)     max: 6263 Points
2734 Points (7%)
min: 3040     avg: 5645     median: 5987 (15%)     max: 6094 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8315     avg: 8404     median: 8425 (26%)     max: 8473 Points
3880 Points (12%)
min: 4170     avg: 7767     median: 8277.5 (26%)     max: 8340 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4993     avg: 6744     median: 6743.5 (54%)     max: 8494 Points
5172 Points (42%)
5242 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5030     avg: 6268     median: 6267.5 (57%)     max: 7505 Points
5174 Points (47%)
5320 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 11570     avg: 11755     median: 11755 (23%)     max: 11940 Points
6165 Points (12%)
11843 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 10711     avg: 10734     median: 10733.5 (22%)     max: 10756 Points
5564 Points (11%)
10752 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9303     avg: 9799     median: 9798.5 (26%)     max: 10294 Points
5657 Points (15%)
9493 Points (25%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3630QM → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3517U → 65% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3610QM → 98% n=31

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