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Intel Core i7-3667U vs Intel Core i7-3537U vs Intel Core i7-3520M

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.

Intel Core i7-3537U

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The Intel Core i7-3537U is a fast ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture released in Q1 2013. 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 2.9 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.1 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 i7-3537U 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 more than 10 %.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 1200 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 i7-3520M

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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 i7-3667UIntel Core i7-3537UIntel Core i7-3520M
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy 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
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BGA1023FCBGA1023BGA1023, PGA988
Turbo 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 BitHD Graphics 4000, DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$346 U.S.$346 U.S.$346 U.S.
Intel Core i7 3667UIntel Core i7 3537UIntel Core i7 3520M

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
247 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
104 Points (38%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.55     avg: 2.8     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 2.96 Points
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (5%)     max: 2.92 Points
min: 3     avg: 3.3     median: 3.4 (6%)     max: 3.44 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.3     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (42%)     max: 1.33 Points
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (40%)     max: 1.28 Points
min: 1.41     avg: 1.4     median: 1.5 (46%)     max: 1.47 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3975     avg: 4215     median: 4215 (38%)     max: 4455
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (38%)     max: 4306
min: 4408     avg: 4813     median: 4855 (43%)     max: 4903
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8290     avg: 8810     median: 8809.5 (14%)     max: 9329
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (15%)     max: 9092
min: 9112     avg: 10167     median: 10467 (17%)     max: 10605
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 10253     avg: 11057     median: 11294.5 (11%)     max: 11387 Points
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (11%)     max: 11391 Points
min: 11581     avg: 12766     median: 12889.5 (12%)     max: 13151 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5363     avg: 5524     median: 5563 (39%)     max: 5607 Points
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (37%)     max: 5429 Points
min: 6029     avg: 6128     median: 6146.5 (43%)     max: 6203 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 529     avg: 591     median: 569.7 (7%)     max: 674.715 s
min: 535.502     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589.128 s
min: 456     avg: 493     median: 492.1 (6%)     max: 569.853 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 16.27     avg: 17.4     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 18.096 s
min: 17.145     avg: 18.1     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 18.731 s
min: 14.4     avg: 15.5     median: 15.4 (3%)     max: 17.097 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2413     avg: 2474     median: 2474 (16%)     max: 2535
2544 (16%)
min: 2661     avg: 2863     median: 2715 (17%)     max: 3527
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3667U +
min: 14.54     avg: 15.4     median: 15.4 (7%)     max: 16.32 fps
122%
1 3520M +
min: 6.7     avg: 16.1     median: 18.9 (9%)     max: 19.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3667U +
min: 86.29     avg: 87     median: 87 (26%)     max: 87.72 fps
113%
1 3520M +
min: 35.1     avg: 86.2     median: 98.6 (29%)     max: 101.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (5%)
0.2 GB/s (5%)
min: 0.164     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (6%)     max: 0.176 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.259     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (6%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (5%)
min: 0.249     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (6%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 1.4     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (6%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (5%)
min: 1.2     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (6%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3393     avg: 3567     median: 3594.5 (20%)     max: 3685 Points
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (20%)     max: 3677 Points
min: 3528     avg: 4086     median: 4134 (23%)     max: 4212 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 12 s
min: 12.251     avg: 12.4     median: 12.4 (3%)     max: 12.465 s
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.94 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 27     avg: 27.3     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
min: 27.97     avg: 28.4     median: 28.4 (1%)     max: 28.86 s
min: 24     avg: 24.8     median: 25 (1%)     max: 25.866 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 640     avg: 648     median: 647.7 (3%)     max: 655 s
min: 654.158     avg: 667     median: 666.6 (3%)     max: 679 s
min: 565     avg: 591     median: 594 (3%)     max: 612 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
52000 MIPS (25%)
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
min: 55800     avg: 63808     median: 67130 (32%)     max: 69140 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
36570 MFLOPS (28%)
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
min: 41450     avg: 42502     median: 42450 (33%)     max: 44032 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.1 Points (91%)
7.1 Points (91%)
7.2 Points (92%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8295     avg: 9039     median: 9222 (11%)     max: 9600 Points
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (12%)     max: 10133 Points
min: 9277     avg: 11188     median: 11511 (13%)     max: 11788 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2618     avg: 3129     median: 3231 (12%)     max: 3436 Points
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (13%)     max: 3952 Points
min: 3582     avg: 4275     median: 4466 (16%)     max: 4774 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (18%)     max: 34578 Points
140%
1 3520M +
39221 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
123%
1 3520M +
3393 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (9%)     max: 4061 Points
127%
1 3520M +
4772 Points (12%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3667U +
128 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3667U → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3537U → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3520M → 112% n=21

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