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

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.

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Intel Core i7-3940XM (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM (compare)2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM (compare)2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM (compare)2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
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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 Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Core i7 3517U

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5     avg: 6.3     median: 6 (18%)     max: 6 Points
2.7 Points (8%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points (71%)
1.2 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4554     avg: 4630.4     median: 4654 (51%)     max: 4692 Points
min: 3860     avg: 4040.5     median: 4024 (44%)     max: 4170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17902     avg: 18054.4     median: 18091 (36%)     max: 18189 Points
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596 (17%)     max: 8704 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19766     avg: 21754     median: 22003 (29%)     max: 22168 Points
min: 9842     avg: 10588.8     median: 10674 (14%)     max: 10904 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5735     avg: 5832.1     median: 5821 (56%)     max: 5953 Points
min: 4625     avg: 5101.6     median: 5136 (50%)     max: 5263 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 242     avg: 278.2     median: 261 (3%)     max: 362 seconds
min: 556     avg: 605.4     median: 597 (7%)     max: 698 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7     avg: 9.1     median: 8 (2%)     max: 11 seconds
min: 17     avg: 18.6     median: 18 (4%)     max: 20 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4491 KB/s (53%)
min: 2376     avg: 2631.1     median: 2465 (29%)     max: 3682 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34     avg: 35.1     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 fps
min: 14     avg: 15.6     median: 15 (0%)     max: 16 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 133     avg: 137.3     median: 136 (50%)     max: 141 fps
min: 82     avg: 83.3     median: 82 (30%)     max: 85 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.3 GB/s (33%)
0.2 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.6 GB/s (19%)
0.3 GB/s (8%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.1 GB/s (16%)
min: 0     avg: 1.2     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5730     avg: 6355     median: 6392 (43%)     max: 6565 Points
min: 2949     avg: 3381.8     median: 3430 (23%)     max: 3570 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.9     median: 10 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
25.1 Seconds (1%)
min: 28     avg: 29.2     median: 29 (1%)     max: 30 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 601     avg: 613.3     median: 617 (3%)     max: 618 Seconds
min: 668     avg: 691.1     median: 683 (3%)     max: 767 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 110700     avg: 113093     median: 111410 (53%)     max: 117170 MIPS
min: 47300     avg: 50912.5     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 77100     avg: 78210     median: 77310 (59%)     max: 80220 MFLOPS
min: 34130     avg: 34857.5     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (108%)
7.1 points (101%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19869     avg: 21901.5     median: 22161 (31%)     max: 22539 Points
min: 6288     avg: 8845.8     median: 9288 (13%)     max: 9552 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6127     avg: 7104     median: 6954 (36%)     max: 7848 points
min: 2966     avg: 3436.6     median: 3409 (18%)     max: 3988 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40335     avg: 41260.5     median: 41354 (27%)     max: 41999 Points
31781 Points (20%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5806     avg: 6066.5     median: 6098 (15%)     max: 6263 Points
2734 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8315     avg: 8404.3     median: 8425 (29%)     max: 8473 Points
3880 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4993     avg: 6743.5     median: 6743 (54%)     max: 8494 Points
5172 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5030     avg: 6267.5     median: 6267 (57%)     max: 7505 Points
5174 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 11570     avg: 11755     median: 11755 (34%)     max: 11940 Points
6165 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 10711     avg: 10733.5     median: 10733 (33%)     max: 10756 Points
5564 Points (17%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9303     avg: 9798.5     median: 9798 (37%)     max: 10294 Points
5657 Points (22%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3630QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3517U → 66%

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