Intel Core i7-3630QM vs Intel Core i7-3840QM

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 i7-3840QM

► remove Intel 3840QM

The Intel Core i7-3840QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3820QM. 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 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 i7-3840QM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Overall, performance should be similar to the Core i7-3920XM.

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 i7-3840QM 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.

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Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 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 i7-3517U (compare)1900 - 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 i7-3840QM2800 - 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 i7-3517U (compare)1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
2400 - 3400 MHz2800 - 3800 MHz
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HD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)
$568 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.52     avg: 6.3     median: 6.4 (24%)     max: 6.48 Points
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (26%)     max: 7.15 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.39     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.42 Points
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (65%)     max: 1.59 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4554     avg: 4630.4     median: 4654 (51%)     max: 4692 Points
min: 5137     avg: 5144.5     median: 5144.5 (56%)     max: 5152 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17902     avg: 18054.4     median: 18091 (36%)     max: 18189 Points
min: 20132     avg: 20135     median: 20135 (40%)     max: 20138 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 19766     avg: 21754     median: 22003 (29%)     max: 22168 Points
min: 25111     avg: 25178     median: 25178 (33%)     max: 25245 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5735     avg: 5832.1     median: 5821 (57%)     max: 5953 Points
min: 6405     avg: 6478     median: 6478 (63%)     max: 6551 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 242     avg: 278.2     median: 261.1 (3%)     max: 362.192 seconds
min: 245     avg: 246.2     median: 246.2 (3%)     max: 247.481 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.7     avg: 9.1     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 11.963 seconds
min: 7.348     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (1%)     max: 7.441 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4491 KB/s (53%)
4712 KB/s (55%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 34.68     avg: 35.1     median: 35.3 (1%)     max: 35.32 fps
min: 37.11     avg: 38.2     median: 38.2 (1%)     max: 39.23 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 133.8     avg: 137.3     median: 136.9 (51%)     max: 141.34 fps
min: 156.2     avg: 157.8     median: 157.8 (58%)     max: 159.37 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.322     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (17%)     max: 0.328 GB/s
min: 0.375     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (20%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.553     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (19%)     max: 0.57 GB/s
min: 0.638     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (21%)     max: 0.642 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (16%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3.6 GB/s (18%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5730     avg: 6355     median: 6392 (44%)     max: 6565 Points
min: 6946     avg: 6998     median: 6998 (49%)     max: 7050 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10.891     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.4 (2%)     max: 9.703 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 25.1     median: 25.1 (1%)     max: 25.314 Seconds
min: 21.965     avg: 22     median: 22 (1%)     max: 22 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 601.235     avg: 613.3     median: 617 (3%)     max: 618.1 Seconds
541 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 110700     avg: 113093     median: 111410 (53%)     max: 117170 MIPS
124100 MIPS (59%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 77100     avg: 78210     median: 77310 (59%)     max: 80220 MFLOPS
85000 MFLOPS (65%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 19869     avg: 21901.5     median: 22161 (37%)     max: 22539 Points
min: 24545     avg: 24740.5     median: 24740.5 (41%)     max: 24936 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6127     avg: 7104     median: 6954 (37%)     max: 7848 points
min: 7360     avg: 7786.5     median: 7786.5 (42%)     max: 8213 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 40335     avg: 41260.5     median: 41354 (27%)     max: 41999 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5806     avg: 6066.5     median: 6098.5 (15%)     max: 6263 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 8315     avg: 8404.3     median: 8425 (31%)     max: 8473 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 4993     avg: 6743.5     median: 6743.5 (54%)     max: 8494 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5030     avg: 6267.5     median: 6267.5 (57%)     max: 7505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 11570     avg: 11755     median: 11755 (34%)     max: 11940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 10711     avg: 10733.5     median: 10733.5 (33%)     max: 10756 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 9303     avg: 9798.5     median: 9798.5 (37%)     max: 10294 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3630QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3840QM → 109%

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