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Intel Core i7-3687U vs Intel Core i7-3537U vs Intel Core i7-3610QM

Intel Core i7-3687U

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The Intel Core i7-3687U is the fastest ULV-processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture at the time of introduction 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 2.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 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 i7-3687U is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. Therefore, and because of the higher clock speed, the old Core i7-2677M is easily outperformed.

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 i7-3537U

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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 i7-3610QM

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The Intel Core i7-3610QM is a fast 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 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. Except VT-d and vPro the 3610QM supports all functions of the Ivy Bridge core like VT-x, AES or Trusted Execution.

The performance of the Core i7-3610QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to 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 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3610QM 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-3687UIntel Core i7-3537UIntel Core i7-3610QM
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U « 2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U « 2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM « 2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2100 - 3300 MHz2000 - 3100 MHz2300 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
TDP17 Watt17 Watt45 Watt
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketBGA1023FCBGA1023FCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (350-1200 MHz), 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 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com
$346 U.S.$378 U.S.
Transistors1400 Million
Die Size160 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
247 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
104 Points (31%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.92 Points
215%
1 3610QM +
min: 3.44     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (8%)     max: 6.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (32%)     max: 1.28 Points
107%
1 3610QM +
min: 0.72     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (34%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (26%)     max: 4306 Points
103%
1 3610QM +
min: 2410     avg: 4368     median: 4420 (27%)     max: 4594 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (7%)     max: 9092 Points
191%
1 3610QM +
min: 9752     avg: 17072     median: 17230 (12%)     max: 17972 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (8%)     max: 11391 Points
194%
1 3610QM +
min: 5650     avg: 20572     median: 21316 (15%)     max: 22148 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (6%)     max: 5429 Points
106%
1 3610QM +
min: 2842     avg: 5543     median: 5588 (7%)     max: 6774 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3537U +
min: 536     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589 s
104%
1 3610QM +
min: 248.9     avg: 299.9     median: 279 (3%)     max: 395.9 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3537U +
min: 17.15     avg: 18.1     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 18.73 s
102%
1 3610QM +
min: 8.5     avg: 9.7     median: 8.7 (2%)     max: 12.81 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3537U +
2544 Points (4%)
170%
1 3610QM +
min: 2637     avg: 4179     median: 4313 (7%)     max: 4447 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 33.5     avg: 34.2     median: 34.3 (12%)     max: 34.6 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 133     avg: 135.1     median: 135 (31%)     max: 137.4 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3537U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
213%
1 3610QM +
min: 0.287     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.326 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3537U +
0.3 GB/s (4%)
211%
1 3610QM +
min: 0.525     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (9%)     max: 0.554 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3537U +
1.4 GB/s (4%)
221%
1 3610QM +
min: 2.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (8%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3537U +
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (8%)     max: 3677 Points
167%
1 3610QM +
min: 3522     avg: 5921     median: 6078 (13%)     max: 6464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3537U +
min: 12.25     avg: 12.4     median: 12.4 (3%)     max: 12.47 s
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 11     avg: 11.6     median: 11.3 (2%)     max: 16 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3537U +
min: 27.97     avg: 28.4     median: 28.4 (1%)     max: 28.86 s
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 25     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (1%)     max: 29 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3537U +
min: 654     avg: 667     median: 666.5 (3%)     max: 679 s
100%
1 3610QM +
min: 604     avg: 620     median: 619 (3%)     max: 645 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
227%
1 3610QM +
min: 99000     avg: 114716     median: 121640 (58%)     max: 127440 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
216%
1 3610QM +
min: 75000     avg: 76995     median: 77840 (60%)     max: 80560 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3537U +
7.1 Points (91%)
107%
1 3610QM +
min: 6.3     avg: 7.5     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3537U +
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (9%)     max: 10133 Points
216%
1 3610QM +
min: 16136     avg: 21157     median: 21503 (19%)     max: 22164 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (10%)     max: 3952 Points
208%
1 3610QM +
min: 3103     avg: 7295     median: 7684 (21%)     max: 8051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (23%)     max: 34578 Points
145%
1 3610QM +
min: 19256     avg: 38000     median: 40521.5 (33%)     max: 40919 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
217%
1 3610QM +
min: 3040     avg: 5645     median: 5987 (15%)     max: 6094 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (7%)     max: 4061 Points
221%
1 3610QM +
min: 4170     avg: 7767     median: 8277.5 (15%)     max: 8340 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 3610QM +
5242 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 3610QM +
5320 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 3610QM +
11843 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 3610QM +
10752 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 3610QM +
9493 Points (25%)

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