Intel Core i7-3632QM vs Intel Core i7-3517U vs Intel Core i7-3689Y

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.

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 i7-3689Y

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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.

Intel Core i7-3632QMIntel Core i7-3517UIntel Core i7-3689Y
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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, 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 BitTurbo 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 HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)
Intel Core i7 3632QMIntel Core i7 3517UIntel Core i7 3689Y

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 519     avg: 521     median: 521 (12%)     max: 523 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 111     avg: 112     median: 113 (50%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (13%)     max: 5.84 Points
48%
1 3517U +
min: 2.51     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (6%)     max: 2.82 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (52%)     max: 1.34 Points
92%
1 3517U +
min: 1.14     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (48%)     max: 1.25 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 4261     avg: 4287     median: 4293.5 (44%)     max: 4299 Points
94%
1 3517U +
min: 3860     avg: 4041     median: 4024.5 (41%)     max: 4170 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 15952     avg: 16139     median: 16117 (27%)     max: 16368 Points
53%
1 3517U +
min: 8015     avg: 8524     median: 8596.5 (14%)     max: 8704 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 18906     avg: 19646     median: 19793.5 (23%)     max: 20126 Points
54%
1 3517U +
min: 9842     avg: 10589     median: 10674 (12%)     max: 10904 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5296     avg: 5394     median: 5419.5 (50%)     max: 5456 Points
95%
1 3517U +
min: 4625     avg: 5102     median: 5136 (48%)     max: 5263 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 271.462     avg: 322     median: 294.9 (3%)     max: 426.13 seconds
96%
1 3517U +
min: 556.58     avg: 605     median: 597.4 (7%)     max: 698.396 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.528 seconds
98%
1 3517U +
min: 17.5     avg: 18.6     median: 18.8 (4%)     max: 20.642 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (42%)     max: 4093 KB/s
61%
1 3517U +
min: 2376     avg: 2631     median: 2465 (25%)     max: 3682 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (19%)     max: 32.22 fps
50%
1 3517U +
min: 14.38     avg: 15.5     median: 15.9 (9%)     max: 16 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 123.3     avg: 125     median: 125.4 (43%)     max: 127.67 fps
66%
1 3517U +
min: 82.28     avg: 83.3     median: 83 (29%)     max: 85.04 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
49%
1 3517U +
min: 0.144     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.15 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
49%
1 3517U +
min: 0.245     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.25 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (0%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
48%
1 3517U +
min: 0.274     avg: 1.2     median: 1.4 (0%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (38%)     max: 5947 Points
60%
1 3517U +
min: 2949     avg: 3382     median: 3430 (23%)     max: 3570 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
100%
1 3517U +
min: 12     avg: 12.7     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 13.5 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
100%
1 3517U +
min: 28     avg: 29.2     median: 29.2 (1%)     max: 30.4 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 623     avg: 636     median: 634.9 (3%)     max: 649.367 Seconds
100%
1 3517U +
min: 668     avg: 691     median: 683.1 (3%)     max: 767.508 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 3632QM +
99750 MIPS (47%)
51%
1 3517U +
min: 47300     avg: 50913     median: 50800 (24%)     max: 54750 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 3632QM +
68510 MFLOPS (53%)
51%
1 3517U +
min: 34130     avg: 34858     median: 35035 (27%)     max: 35230 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 3632QM +
7.5 points (96%)
95%
1 3517U +
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (91%)     max: 7.1 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (28%)     max: 20467 Points
46%
1 3517U +
min: 6288     avg: 8846     median: 9288.5 (13%)     max: 9552 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5976     avg: 6528     median: 6410 (29%)     max: 7327 points
53%
1 3517U +
min: 2966     avg: 3437     median: 3409 (15%)     max: 3988 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
98%
1 3517U +
31781 Points (20%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 3632QM +
26458 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 4887     avg: 5110     median: 4981 (13%)     max: 5591 Points
55%
1 3517U +
2734 Points (7%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (22%)     max: 7737 Points
54%
1 3517U +
3880 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 3632QM +
7341 Points (59%)
70%
1 3517U +
5172 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 3632QM +
6764 Points (61%)
76%
1 3517U +
5174 Points (47%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 3632QM +
10911 Points (21%)
57%
1 3517U +
6165 Points (12%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 3632QM +
9690 Points (20%)
57%
1 3517U +
5564 Points (11%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 3632QM +
9297 Points (24%)
61%
1 3517U +
5657 Points (15%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 3632QM +
10241 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 3632QM +
2748 Points (56%)

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

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)