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Intel Core i7-3687U vs Intel Core i7-3537U vs Intel Core i7-3940XM

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 i7-3940XM

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The Intel Core i7-3940XM is the fastest quad-core processor for laptops (at the time of introduction in September 2012) an successor of the i7-3920XM. 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 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 i7-3940XM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Because of the higher clock speed, the former champion Core i7-3920XM should be outperformed by about 3%.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1350 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.

ModelIntel Core i7-3687UIntel Core i7-3537UIntel Core i7-3940XM
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 i7-3940XM « 3 - 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 i7-3537U2 - 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 MHz3000 - 3900 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 44 / 8
TDP17 Watt17 Watt55 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, 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 - 1350 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com
$346 U.S.$1096 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
259%
1 3940XM +
min: 7.45     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (10%)     max: 7.46 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
128%
1 3940XM +
min: 1.62     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (40%)     max: 1.63 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (26%)     max: 4306 Points
123%
1 3940XM +
min: 5246     avg: 5255     median: 5252 (32%)     max: 5267 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (7%)     max: 9092 Points
228%
1 3940XM +
min: 20438     avg: 20582     median: 20564 (15%)     max: 20744 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (8%)     max: 11391 Points
233%
1 3940XM +
min: 25475     avg: 25600     median: 25624 (18%)     max: 25700 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (6%)     max: 5429 Points
127%
1 3940XM +
min: 6506     avg: 6621     median: 6669 (8%)     max: 6687 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3537U +
min: 536     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589 s
105%
1 3940XM +
min: 208.8     avg: 219.2     median: 215.7 (3%)     max: 233 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 3940XM +
min: 6.8     avg: 7     median: 7 (1%)     max: 7.169 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3537U +
2544 Points (4%)
162%
1 3940XM +
min: 3467     avg: 4124     median: 4123.5 (7%)     max: 4780 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3940XM +
40.6 fps (14%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3940XM +
161.1 fps (37%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3537U +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
254%
1 3940XM +
min: 0.373     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.386 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3537U +
0.3 GB/s (4%)
255%
1 3940XM +
min: 0.64     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (11%)     max: 0.66 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3537U +
1.4 GB/s (4%)
264%
1 3940XM +
min: 3.5     avg: 3.6     median: 3.7 (10%)     max: 3.7 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3537U +
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (8%)     max: 3677 Points
197%
1 3940XM +
min: 7166     avg: 7182     median: 7176 (15%)     max: 7203 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
101%
1 3940XM +
min: 9     avg: 9.2     median: 9 (2%)     max: 9.554 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 3940XM +
min: 21     avg: 21.1     median: 21 (1%)     max: 21.26 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
101%
1 3940XM +
min: 518     avg: 526     median: 525.5 (2%)     max: 533 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
275%
1 3940XM +
min: 147240     avg: 147620     median: 147620 (70%)     max: 148000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3537U +
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
249%
1 3940XM +
min: 89600     avg: 89630     median: 89630 (69%)     max: 89660 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3537U +
7.1 Points (91%)
108%
1 3940XM +
7.7 Points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3537U +
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (9%)     max: 10133 Points
260%
1 3940XM +
min: 25344     avg: 25795     median: 25885 (23%)     max: 26157 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (10%)     max: 3952 Points
245%
1 3940XM +
min: 7611     avg: 8737     median: 9032 (24%)     max: 9568 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (23%)     max: 34578 Points
173%
1 3940XM +
48410 Points (39%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
261%
1 3940XM +
7208 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (7%)     max: 4061 Points
263%
1 3940XM +
9863 Points (18%)

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