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Intel Core i7-3632QM vs Intel Core i7-3920XM 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 i7-3920XM

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The Intel Core i7-3920XM is the fastest quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture at the time of introduction in April 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 2.9 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 Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

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 i7-3920XM is slightly (~5 %) above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Therefore, and because of the higher clock speed, the former champion Core i7-2960XM is easily outperformed by 10 to 15%.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it the fastest variant.

The XM CPUs are rated at a TDP of 55 Watts including graphics card and memory controller and therefore 10 Watt higher than the other quad-core models.  Therefore, the CPU is well-suited for laptops 17-inches or greater.

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.

ModelIntel Core i7-3632QMIntel Core i7-3920XMIntel Core i7-3689Y
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 - 3800 MHz1500 - 2600 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB128 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB512 KB
L3 Cache6 MB8 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 82 / 4
TDP35 Watt55 Watt13 Watt
Transistors1400 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size160 mm2160 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFCBGA1224, FCPGA988FCPGA988BGA
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD 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 Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 850 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 3632QMIntel Core i7 3920XMIntel Core i7 3689Y
$1096 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
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (8%)     max: 5.84 Points
122%
1 3920XM +
min: 6.89     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (10%)     max: 7.22 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.34 Points
118%
1 3920XM +
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (5%)     max: 1.58 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 4261     avg: 4287     median: 4293.5 (35%)     max: 4299 Points
118%
1 3920XM +
min: 5045     avg: 5078     median: 5078 (41%)     max: 5111 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 15952     avg: 16139     median: 16117 (19%)     max: 16368 Points
122%
1 3920XM +
min: 19595     avg: 19653     median: 19652.5 (23%)     max: 19710 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 18906     avg: 19646     median: 19793.5 (15%)     max: 20126 Points
125%
1 3920XM +
min: 19756     avg: 23050     median: 24647 (19%)     max: 24748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5296     avg: 5394     median: 5419.5 (30%)     max: 5456 Points
118%
1 3920XM +
min: 5132     avg: 6011     median: 6416 (35%)     max: 6484 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 271.5     avg: 321.9     median: 295 (3%)     max: 426.1 s
101%
1 3920XM +
min: 220.9     avg: 241.8     median: 241.8 (3%)     max: 262.7 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.53 s
100%
1 3920XM +
min: 7.412     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 7.539 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (24%)     max: 4093 Points
112%
1 3920XM +
4570 Points (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (12%)     max: 32.22 fps
119%
1 3920XM +
min: 37.1     avg: 38     median: 38 (14%)     max: 38.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 123.3     avg: 125.5     median: 125.4 (29%)     max: 127.7 fps
125%
1 3920XM +
min: 156.4     avg: 156.7     median: 156.7 (37%)     max: 157 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
124%
1 3920XM +
min: 0.366     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.373 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
118%
1 3920XM +
min: 0.562     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.633 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (0%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
122%
1 3920XM +
min: 3.5     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 3.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (12%)     max: 5947 Points
123%
1 3920XM +
min: 6793     avg: 6935     median: 6973 (15%)     max: 7039 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 s
101%
1 3920XM +
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9 (2%)     max: 10.11 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
100%
1 3920XM +
min: 22     avg: 22.3     median: 22 (1%)     max: 22.98 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 623     avg: 636     median: 635 (3%)     max: 649 s
100%
1 3920XM +
min: 531     avg: 534     median: 534 (2%)     max: 537 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3632QM +
99750 MIPS (47%)
130%
1 3920XM +
min: 115400     avg: 129935     median: 129935 (62%)     max: 144470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3632QM +
68510 MFLOPS (53%)
125%
1 3920XM +
min: 83580     avg: 85345     median: 85345 (65%)     max: 87110 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3632QM +
7.5 Points (96%)
103%
1 3920XM +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (19%)     max: 20467 Points
125%
1 3920XM +
min: 24085     avg: 24928     median: 25094 (23%)     max: 25605 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 5976     avg: 6528     median: 6410 (18%)     max: 7327 Points
146%
1 3920XM +
9329 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
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
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3632QM +
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (13%)     max: 7737 Points
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%)

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