Intel Core i7-3667U vs Intel Core i7-3920XM

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 i7-3920XM

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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 i7-3667UIntel Core i7-3920XM
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
2000 - 3200 MHz2900 - 3800 MHz
128 KB256 KB
512 KB1 MB
4 MB8 MB
2 / 44 / 8
17 55
22 22
105 °C105 °C
BGA1023FCPGA988
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 BitHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$346 U.S.$1096 U.S.
Intel Core i7 3667UIntel Core i7 3920XM
1400
160 mm2

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 2.55     avg: 2.8     median: 2.9 (6%)     max: 2.96 Points
min: 6.89     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (14%)     max: 7.22 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: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (50%)     max: 1.58 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3975     avg: 4215     median: 4215 (38%)     max: 4455
min: 5045     avg: 5078     median: 5078 (45%)     max: 5111
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 8290     avg: 8810     median: 8809.5 (15%)     max: 9329
min: 19595     avg: 19653     median: 19652.5 (33%)     max: 19710
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 10253     avg: 11057     median: 11294.5 (11%)     max: 11387 Points
min: 19756     avg: 23050     median: 24647 (24%)     max: 24748 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 5363     avg: 5524     median: 5563 (42%)     max: 5607 Points
min: 5132     avg: 6011     median: 6416 (48%)     max: 6484 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 529     avg: 591     median: 569.7 (7%)     max: 674.715 s
min: 220.9     avg: 242     median: 241.8 (3%)     max: 262.698 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 16.27     avg: 17.4     median: 17.8 (4%)     max: 18.096 s
min: 7.412     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 7.539 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2413     avg: 2474     median: 2474 (16%)     max: 2535
4570 (29%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 14.54     avg: 15.4     median: 15.4 (7%)     max: 16.32 fps
min: 37.1     avg: 38     median: 38 (17%)     max: 38.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 86.29     avg: 87     median: 87 (26%)     max: 87.72 fps
min: 156.42     avg: 157     median: 156.7 (46%)     max: 157 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.366     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.373 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.259     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.265 GB/s
min: 0.562     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.633 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 1.4     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (0%)     max: 1.5 GB/s
min: 3.5     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (0%)     max: 3.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3393     avg: 3567     median: 3594.5 (20%)     max: 3685 Points
min: 6793     avg: 6935     median: 6973 (39%)     max: 7039 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: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9 (2%)     max: 10.109 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: 22     avg: 22.3     median: 22 (1%)     max: 22.984 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: 531     avg: 534     median: 534 (2%)     max: 537 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
52000 MIPS (25%)
min: 115400     avg: 129935     median: 129935 (62%)     max: 144470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
36570 MFLOPS (28%)
min: 83580     avg: 85345     median: 85345 (65%)     max: 87110 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
7.1 Points (91%)
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8295     avg: 9039     median: 9222 (11%)     max: 9600 Points
min: 24085     avg: 24928     median: 25094 (29%)     max: 25605 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 2618     avg: 3129     median: 3231 (14%)     max: 3436 Points
9329 Points (40%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 3667U +
128 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3667U → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3920XM → 183% n=23

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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