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Intel Core i7-3632QM vs Intel Core i7-3520M vs Intel Core i7-3667U

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 i7-3520M

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The Intel Core i7-3520M is the fastest dual-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture at the time of introduction 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 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 GHz (for 1 active core). As its Sandy-Bridge-based predecessor Core i7-2640M, 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 i7-3520M is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is about 5 - 10 % above the old i7-2640M (see benchmarks below).

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the fastest variants.

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i7-3520M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

Intel Core i7-3667U

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The Intel Core i7-3667U is the fastest ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture at the time of introduction 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 2.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 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 i7-3667U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, and because of the higher clock speed, the Core i7-2677M is easily outperformed by 10 to 15%.

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.

ModelIntel Core i7-3632QMIntel Core i7-3520MIntel Core i7-3667U
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock2200 - 3200 MHz2900 - 3600 MHz2000 - 3200 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 42 / 4
TDP35 Watt35 Watt17 Watt
Transistors1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size160 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFCBGA1224, FCPGA988BGA1023, PGA988BGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000, DDR3-1600 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 (650 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 3632QMIntel Core i7 3520MIntel Core i7 3667U
$346 U.S.$346 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 519     avg: 521     median: 521 (5%)     max: 523 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 111     avg: 112.3     median: 113 (34%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (8%)     max: 5.84 Points
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (5%)     max: 3.44 Points
min: 2.55     avg: 2.8     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.34 Points
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (5%)     max: 1.47 Points
min: 1.3     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.33 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4261     avg: 4287     median: 4293.5 (35%)     max: 4299 Points
min: 4408     avg: 4813     median: 4855 (40%)     max: 4903 Points
min: 3975     avg: 4215     median: 4215 (34%)     max: 4455 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15952     avg: 16139     median: 16117 (19%)     max: 16368 Points
min: 9112     avg: 10167     median: 10467 (12%)     max: 10605 Points
min: 8290     avg: 8810     median: 8809.5 (10%)     max: 9329 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 18906     avg: 19646     median: 19793.5 (15%)     max: 20126 Points
min: 11581     avg: 12766     median: 12889.5 (10%)     max: 13151 Points
min: 10253     avg: 11057     median: 11294.5 (9%)     max: 11387 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5296     avg: 5394     median: 5419.5 (30%)     max: 5456 Points
min: 6029     avg: 6128     median: 6146.5 (33%)     max: 6203 Points
min: 5363     avg: 5524     median: 5563 (30%)     max: 5607 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 271.5     avg: 321.9     median: 295 (3%)     max: 426.1 s
min: 456     avg: 493.2     median: 492.1 (6%)     max: 570 s
min: 529     avg: 591     median: 570 (7%)     max: 675 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.53 s
min: 14.4     avg: 15.5     median: 15.4 (3%)     max: 17.1 s
min: 16.27     avg: 17.4     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 18.1 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (24%)     max: 4093 Points
min: 2661     avg: 2863     median: 2715 (16%)     max: 3527 Points
min: 2413     avg: 2474     median: 2474 (14%)     max: 2535 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (12%)     max: 32.22 fps
min: 6.7     avg: 16.1     median: 18.9 (7%)     max: 19.44 fps
min: 14.54     avg: 15.4     median: 15.4 (6%)     max: 16.32 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 123.3     avg: 125.5     median: 125.4 (29%)     max: 127.7 fps
min: 35.1     avg: 86.2     median: 98.6 (23%)     max: 101.8 fps
min: 86.3     avg: 87     median: 87 (20%)     max: 87.7 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
min: 0.249     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
min: 0.259     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (0%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
min: 1.2     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
min: 1.4     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (0%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (12%)     max: 5947 Points
min: 3528     avg: 4086     median: 4134 (9%)     max: 4212 Points
min: 3393     avg: 3567     median: 3594.5 (8%)     max: 3685 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 s
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.94 s
min: 11     avg: 11.5     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 12 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
min: 24     avg: 24.8     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.87 s
min: 27     avg: 27.4     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 623     avg: 636     median: 635 (3%)     max: 649 s
min: 565     avg: 591     median: 594 (3%)     max: 612 s
min: 640     avg: 648     median: 647.5 (3%)     max: 655 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
99750 MIPS (47%)
min: 55800     avg: 63808     median: 67130 (32%)     max: 69140 MIPS
52000 MIPS (25%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
68510 MFLOPS (53%)
min: 41450     avg: 42502     median: 42450 (33%)     max: 44032 MFLOPS
36570 MFLOPS (28%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.5 Points (96%)
7.2 Points (92%)
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (19%)     max: 20467 Points
min: 9277     avg: 11188     median: 11511 (11%)     max: 11788 Points
min: 8295     avg: 9039     median: 9222 (9%)     max: 9600 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5976     avg: 6528     median: 6410 (18%)     max: 7327 Points
min: 3582     avg: 4275     median: 4466 (12%)     max: 4774 Points
min: 2618     avg: 3129     median: 3231 (9%)     max: 3436 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
121%
1 3520M +
39221 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
26458 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 4887     avg: 5110     median: 4981 (13%)     max: 5591 Points
68%
1 3520M +
3393 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (13%)     max: 7737 Points
67%
1 3520M +
4772 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 3632QM +
10241 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 3632QM +
2748 Points (54%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 3632QM +
7341 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 3632QM +
6764 Points (61%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 3632QM +
10911 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 3632QM +
9690 Points (20%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 3632QM +
9297 Points (24%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3667U +
128 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3632QM → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3520M → 79% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3667U → 72% n=23

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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