Intel Core i7-3687U vs Intel Core i7-3635QM vs Intel Core i7-3720QM

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 i7-3720QM

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The Intel Core i7-3720QM is a fast high-end 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 2.6 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.5 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.6 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.

The performance of the Core i7-3720QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is higher than 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 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3720QM 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 i7-3687UIntel Core i7-3635QMIntel Core i7-3720QM
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
: 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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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 (650-1250MHz), DDR3(L)-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 - 1250 MHz)
Intel Core i7 3687UIntel Core i7 3635QMIntel Core i7 3720QM
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$378 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
610 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
126 Points (56%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 6.38     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (15%)     max: 6.47 Points
min: 5.96     avg: 6.6     median: 6.7 (15%)     max: 6.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.37     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (54%)     max: 1.39 Points
min: 1.39     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.5 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4600     avg: 4648     median: 4660 (48%)     max: 4685 Points
min: 4749     avg: 4827     median: 4821 (50%)     max: 4916 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 17688     avg: 17855     median: 17865 (30%)     max: 18011 Points
min: 14659     avg: 18498     median: 18879 (32%)     max: 19231 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 21471     avg: 21961     median: 22047.5 (26%)     max: 22277 Points
min: 21405     avg: 23108     median: 23211 (27%)     max: 23615 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5819     avg: 5885     median: 5891 (55%)     max: 5937 Points
min: 5932     avg: 6091     median: 6097 (57%)     max: 6204 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 267.2     avg: 301     median: 276.5 (3%)     max: 359.933 seconds
min: 226.9     avg: 239     median: 235.2 (3%)     max: 258.421 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 8.4     avg: 9.6     median: 8.9 (2%)     max: 11.424 seconds
min: 7.64     avg: 7.8     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 7.941 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3855     avg: 4200     median: 4199.5 (43%)     max: 4544 KB/s
min: 3125     avg: 4249     median: 4365 (45%)     max: 4613 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 35.28     avg: 35.4     median: 35.4 (21%)     max: 35.6 fps
min: 29.85     avg: 35.7     median: 37 (22%)     max: 37.67 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 134.48     avg: 138     median: 138 (48%)     max: 141.6 fps
min: 127.32     avg: 144     median: 146.7 (51%)     max: 150.05 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.14     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.327 GB/s
min: 0.27     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.513 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.454     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.549 GB/s
min: 0.39     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
min: 1.8     avg: 3.1     median: 3.3 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6432     avg: 6483     median: 6492 (43%)     max: 6517 Points
min: 5981     avg: 6581     median: 6642 (44%)     max: 6696 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 11.16     avg: 11.3     median: 11.2 (2%)     max: 11.7 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 25.829     avg: 26.1     median: 25.8 (1%)     max: 26.5 Seconds
min: 23     avg: 23.9     median: 24 (1%)     max: 24.305 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
min: 624     avg: 626     median: 625.3 (3%)     max: 629.05 Seconds
min: 563     avg: 573     median: 571.7 (3%)     max: 594 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 110140     avg: 118820     median: 118820 (56%)     max: 127500 MIPS
min: 100430     avg: 124162     median: 136000 (65%)     max: 136390 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 80710     avg: 80855     median: 80855 (62%)     max: 81000 MFLOPS
min: 75250     avg: 82146     median: 82470 (63%)     max: 85440 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.6 points (97%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 20530     avg: 21871     median: 22225.5 (31%)     max: 22501 Points
min: 12064     avg: 22380     median: 23290 (33%)     max: 23791 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 6023     avg: 6732     median: 7054 (32%)     max: 7235 points
min: 6455     avg: 8020     median: 8217 (37%)     max: 8505 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 31200     avg: 33452     median: 34461 (22%)     max: 34696 Points
min: 35881     avg: 39128     median: 39127.5 (25%)     max: 42374 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 39845     avg: 40576     median: 40575.5 (47%)     max: 41306 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5633     avg: 5722     median: 5740 (15%)     max: 5792 Points
min: 5405     avg: 5873     median: 5921 (15%)     max: 6293 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7937     avg: 8037     median: 7965 (25%)     max: 8210 Points
min: 7455     avg: 8124     median: 8113 (25%)     max: 8803 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
8423 Points (68%)
8890 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7446 Points (68%)
7573 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
11831 Points (23%)
12725 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10805 Points (22%)
11403 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10254 Points (27%)
10848 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
14452 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3898 Points (80%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
12555 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3289 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3739 Points (59%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
12082 Points (21%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
1240 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
93.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
32210 Points (61%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 3720QM +
80.8 Watt (22%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 3720QM +
64.8 Watt (17%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3635QM → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3720QM → 105%

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