Intel Core i7-3687U vs Intel Core i7-3635QM vs Intel Core i7-3540M

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 i7-3635QM

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The Intel Core i7-3635QM 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 2.4 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.3 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.4 GHz (for 1 active core). In contrast to the 3630QM, the 3635QM has a different package (BGA) and a slightly higher GPU clock.

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 i7-3635QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the fastest Sandy Bridge model, the Core i7-2960XM.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1200 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3635QM 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.

Intel Core i7-3540M

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The Intel Core i7-3540M is the fastest dual-core 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 3.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 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 i7-3540M 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.

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

Just like most other Ivy Bridge dual-cores, the i7-3540M is rated at a TDP of 35 W. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

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: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3687U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3540M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
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BGA1023BGABGA1023, PGA988
HD 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 BitHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1300 MHz)
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Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.38     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (15%)     max: 6.47 Points
min: 3.41     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (8%)     max: 3.49 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.37     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.39 Points
min: 1.52     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (60%)     max: 1.54 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4600     avg: 4648     median: 4660 (48%)     max: 4685 Points
min: 5018     avg: 5030     median: 5029.5 (52%)     max: 5041 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17688     avg: 17855     median: 17865 (30%)     max: 18011 Points
min: 10628     avg: 10811     median: 10810.5 (18%)     max: 10993 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21471     avg: 21961     median: 22047.5 (26%)     max: 22277 Points
min: 13307     avg: 13435     median: 13434.5 (16%)     max: 13562 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5819     avg: 5885     median: 5891 (55%)     max: 5937 Points
min: 6326     avg: 6414     median: 6414 (60%)     max: 6502 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 267.2     avg: 301     median: 276.5 (3%)     max: 359.933 seconds
471 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 8.4     avg: 9.6     median: 8.9 (2%)     max: 11.424 seconds
14.9 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 3855     avg: 4200     median: 4199.5 (43%)     max: 4544 KB/s
2940 KB/s (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 35.28     avg: 35.4     median: 35.4 (21%)     max: 35.6 fps
19.9 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 134.48     avg: 138     median: 138 (48%)     max: 141.6 fps
105 fps (36%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.14     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.327 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.454     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
1.7 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6432     avg: 6483     median: 6492 (43%)     max: 6517 Points
min: 4267     avg: 4320     median: 4319.5 (29%)     max: 4372 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 11.16     avg: 11.3     median: 11.2 (2%)     max: 11.7 Seconds
10.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 25.829     avg: 26.1     median: 25.8 (1%)     max: 26.5 Seconds
23.9 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 624     avg: 626     median: 625.3 (3%)     max: 629.05 Seconds
557 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 110140     avg: 118820     median: 118820 (56%)     max: 127500 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 80710     avg: 80855     median: 80855 (62%)     max: 81000 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.3 points (94%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 20530     avg: 21871     median: 22225.5 (31%)     max: 22501 Points
11749 Points (16%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6023     avg: 6732     median: 7054 (32%)     max: 7235 points
min: 4391     avg: 4627     median: 4627 (21%)     max: 4863 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 31200     avg: 33452     median: 34461 (22%)     max: 34696 Points
min: 40631     avg: 42023     median: 42022.5 (27%)     max: 43414 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5633     avg: 5722     median: 5740 (15%)     max: 5792 Points
min: 3424     avg: 3483     median: 3482.5 (9%)     max: 3541 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7937     avg: 8037     median: 7965 (25%)     max: 8210 Points
min: 4929     avg: 4966     median: 4966 (16%)     max: 5003 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8423 Points (68%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7446 Points (68%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
11831 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10805 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10254 Points (27%)

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Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3540M → 80%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)