Intel Core i7-3630QM vs Intel Core i7-3635QM vs Intel Core i7-3632QM

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 i7-3635QM

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The Intel Core i7-3635QM 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 2.4 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). In contrast to the 3630QM, the 3635QM has a different package (BGA) and a slightly higher GPU clock.

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 i7-3635QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the fastest Sandy Bridge model, the Core i7-2960XM.

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 i7-3635QM 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 i7-3632QM

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The Intel Core i7-3632QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3612QM. It is the fastest mobile processor rated at 35 Watt (at the time of announcement in Q3 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to other quad core CPUs, the 3632QM 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 don't support vPro and Trusted Execution, 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 i7-3632QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is slightly above the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM. Altough the 3632QM has a higher model number than the 3630QM, it offers slower clock rates and therefore performs worse. However, the 3630QM is specified at a much higher TDP of 45 Watt.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) and is clocked at 650 MHz (base) up to 1150 MHz (Turbo Boost).

With a TDP of only 35 Watt, the Core i7-3632QM 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 i7-3940XM3000 - 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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Intel Core i7 3635QMIntel Core i7 3632QM

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 519     avg: 521     median: 521 (12%)     max: 523 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 112.3     median: 113 (52%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.52     avg: 6.3     median: 6.4 (24%)     max: 6.48 Points
min: 6.38     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (24%)     max: 6.47 Points
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (21%)     max: 5.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.39     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.42 Points
min: 1.37     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (57%)     max: 1.39 Points
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (54%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4554     avg: 4630.4     median: 4654 (51%)     max: 4692 Points
min: 4600     avg: 4648.3     median: 4660 (51%)     max: 4685 Points
min: 4261     avg: 4286.8     median: 4293.5 (47%)     max: 4299 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17902     avg: 18054.4     median: 18091 (36%)     max: 18189 Points
min: 17688     avg: 17854.7     median: 17865 (36%)     max: 18011 Points
min: 15952     avg: 16138.5     median: 16117 (32%)     max: 16368 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19766     avg: 21754     median: 22003 (29%)     max: 22168 Points
min: 21471     avg: 21960.8     median: 22047.5 (29%)     max: 22277 Points
min: 18906     avg: 19646.3     median: 19793.5 (26%)     max: 20126 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5735     avg: 5832.1     median: 5821 (57%)     max: 5953 Points
min: 5819     avg: 5884.5     median: 5891 (57%)     max: 5937 Points
min: 5296     avg: 5394.2     median: 5419.5 (53%)     max: 5456 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 242     avg: 278.2     median: 261.1 (3%)     max: 362.192 seconds
min: 267.2     avg: 301.2     median: 276.5 (3%)     max: 359.933 seconds
min: 271.462     avg: 321.9     median: 294.9 (3%)     max: 426.13 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.7     avg: 9.1     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 11.963 seconds
min: 8.4     avg: 9.6     median: 8.9 (2%)     max: 11.424 seconds
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.528 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4491 KB/s (53%)
min: 3855     avg: 4199.5     median: 4199.5 (49%)     max: 4544 KB/s
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (48%)     max: 4093 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34.68     avg: 35.1     median: 35.3 (1%)     max: 35.32 fps
min: 35.28     avg: 35.4     median: 35.4 (1%)     max: 35.6 fps
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (1%)     max: 32.22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 133.8     avg: 137.3     median: 136.9 (51%)     max: 141.34 fps
min: 134.48     avg: 138     median: 138 (51%)     max: 141.6 fps
min: 123.3     avg: 125.4     median: 125.4 (46%)     max: 127.67 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.322     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (17%)     max: 0.328 GB/s
min: 0.14     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (12%)     max: 0.327 GB/s
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (16%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.553     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (19%)     max: 0.57 GB/s
min: 0.454     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (17%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (17%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (16%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (16%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (15%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5730     avg: 6355     median: 6392 (44%)     max: 6565 Points
min: 6432     avg: 6483.3     median: 6492 (45%)     max: 6517 Points
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (39%)     max: 5947 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.891     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
min: 11.16     avg: 11.4     median: 11.2 (2%)     max: 11.7 Seconds
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25.1     median: 25.1 (1%)     max: 25.314 Seconds
min: 25.829     avg: 26.1     median: 25.8 (1%)     max: 26.5 Seconds
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 601.235     avg: 613.3     median: 617 (3%)     max: 618.1 Seconds
min: 624     avg: 626.1     median: 625.3 (3%)     max: 629.05 Seconds
min: 623     avg: 636.4     median: 634.9 (3%)     max: 649.367 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 110700     avg: 113093     median: 111410 (53%)     max: 117170 MIPS
min: 110140     avg: 118820     median: 118820 (56%)     max: 127500 MIPS
99750 MIPS (47%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 77100     avg: 78210     median: 77310 (59%)     max: 80220 MFLOPS
min: 80710     avg: 80855     median: 80855 (62%)     max: 81000 MFLOPS
68510 MFLOPS (53%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
7.5 points (96%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19869     avg: 21901.5     median: 22161 (37%)     max: 22539 Points
min: 20530     avg: 21870.5     median: 22225.5 (37%)     max: 22501 Points
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (34%)     max: 20467 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6127     avg: 7104     median: 6954 (37%)     max: 7848 points
min: 6023     avg: 6731.8     median: 7054 (38%)     max: 7235 points
min: 5976     avg: 6528.2     median: 6410 (35%)     max: 7327 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40335     avg: 41260.5     median: 41354 (27%)     max: 41999 Points
min: 31200     avg: 33452.3     median: 34461 (22%)     max: 34696 Points
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
26458 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5806     avg: 6066.5     median: 6098.5 (15%)     max: 6263 Points
min: 5633     avg: 5721.7     median: 5740 (15%)     max: 5792 Points
min: 4887     avg: 5110     median: 4981 (13%)     max: 5591 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8315     avg: 8404.3     median: 8425 (31%)     max: 8473 Points
min: 7937     avg: 8037.3     median: 7965 (29%)     max: 8210 Points
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (26%)     max: 7737 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4993     avg: 6743.5     median: 6743.5 (54%)     max: 8494 Points
8423 Points (68%)
7341 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5030     avg: 6267.5     median: 6267.5 (57%)     max: 7505 Points
7446 Points (68%)
6764 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 11570     avg: 11755     median: 11755 (34%)     max: 11940 Points
11831 Points (34%)
10911 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 10711     avg: 10733.5     median: 10733.5 (33%)     max: 10756 Points
10805 Points (33%)
9690 Points (30%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9303     avg: 9798.5     median: 9798.5 (37%)     max: 10294 Points
10254 Points (39%)
9297 Points (36%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
10241 Points (33%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2748 Points (57%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3630QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3635QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3632QM → 94%

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