Intel Core i7-3632QM vs Intel Core i7-3720QM

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 i7-3720QM

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The Intel Core i7-3720QM is a fast high-end 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 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.

The performance of the Core i7-3720QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is higher than 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 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3720QM 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 i7-3632QMIntel Core i7-3720QM
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
2200 - 3200 MHz2600 - 3600 MHz
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35 45
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160 mm2160 mm2
105 °C105 °C
FCBGA1224, FCPGA988FCBGA1224, FCPGA988
HD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000 (650-1250MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)
Intel Core i7 3632QMIntel Core i7 3720QM
$378 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 519     avg: 521     median: 521 (12%)     max: 523 Points
610 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 112     median: 113 (50%)     max: 113 Points
126 Points (56%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (13%)     max: 5.84 Points
min: 5.96     avg: 6.6     median: 6.7 (15%)     max: 6.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (52%)     max: 1.34 Points
min: 1.39     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4261     avg: 4287     median: 4293.5 (44%)     max: 4299 Points
min: 4749     avg: 4827     median: 4821 (50%)     max: 4916 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15952     avg: 16139     median: 16117 (27%)     max: 16368 Points
min: 14659     avg: 18498     median: 18879 (32%)     max: 19231 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 18906     avg: 19646     median: 19793.5 (23%)     max: 20126 Points
min: 21405     avg: 23108     median: 23211 (27%)     max: 23615 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5296     avg: 5394     median: 5419.5 (50%)     max: 5456 Points
min: 5932     avg: 6091     median: 6097 (57%)     max: 6204 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 271.462     avg: 322     median: 294.9 (3%)     max: 426.13 seconds
min: 226.9     avg: 239     median: 235.2 (3%)     max: 258.421 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.528 seconds
min: 7.64     avg: 7.8     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 7.941 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (42%)     max: 4093 KB/s
min: 3125     avg: 4249     median: 4365 (45%)     max: 4613 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (19%)     max: 32.22 fps
min: 29.85     avg: 35.7     median: 37 (22%)     max: 37.67 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 123.3     avg: 125     median: 125.4 (43%)     max: 127.67 fps
min: 127.32     avg: 144     median: 146.7 (51%)     max: 150.05 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
min: 0.27     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.513 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
min: 0.39     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (0%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
min: 1.8     avg: 3.1     median: 3.3 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (38%)     max: 5947 Points
min: 5981     avg: 6581     median: 6642 (44%)     max: 6696 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
min: 23     avg: 23.9     median: 24 (1%)     max: 24.305 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 623     avg: 636     median: 634.9 (3%)     max: 649.367 Seconds
min: 563     avg: 573     median: 571.7 (3%)     max: 594 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
99750 MIPS (47%)
min: 100430     avg: 124162     median: 136000 (65%)     max: 136390 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
68510 MFLOPS (53%)
min: 75250     avg: 82146     median: 82470 (63%)     max: 85440 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.5 points (96%)
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (28%)     max: 20467 Points
min: 12064     avg: 22380     median: 23290 (33%)     max: 23791 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5976     avg: 6528     median: 6410 (29%)     max: 7327 points
min: 6455     avg: 8020     median: 8217 (37%)     max: 8505 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
min: 35881     avg: 39128     median: 39127.5 (25%)     max: 42374 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
26458 Points (32%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 39845     avg: 40576     median: 40575.5 (47%)     max: 41306 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4887     avg: 5110     median: 4981 (13%)     max: 5591 Points
min: 5405     avg: 5873     median: 5921 (15%)     max: 6293 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (22%)     max: 7737 Points
min: 7455     avg: 8124     median: 8113 (25%)     max: 8803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7341 Points (59%)
8890 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6764 Points (61%)
7573 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
10911 Points (21%)
12725 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
9690 Points (20%)
11403 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
9297 Points (24%)
10848 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
10241 Points (18%)
14452 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
2748 Points (56%)
3898 Points (80%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
12555 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3289 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3739 Points (59%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
12082 Points (21%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1240 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
93.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
32210 Points (61%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 3720QM +
80.8 Watt (22%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 3720QM +
64.8 Watt (17%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3632QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3720QM → 113%

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