Intel Core i7-3820QM vs Intel Core i7-3537U

Intel Core i7-3820QM

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The Intel Core i7-3820QM 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 2.7 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.6 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.7 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the CPU offers 8 MB Last Level 3 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 i7-3820QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is clearly 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 i7-3820QM 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 i7-3537U

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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 i7-3820QMIntel Core i7-3537U
Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge
: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 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 i7-3667U compare2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 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 i7-3920XM compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 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 i7-3667U compare2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 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
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160 mm2
105 °C105 °C
HD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationTurbo 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 Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Core i7 3820QMIntel Core i7 3537U
FCBGA1023
$346 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
247 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3537U +
104 Points (38%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 6.68     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (14%)     max: 6.94 Points
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (6%)     max: 2.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (49%)
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (40%)     max: 1.28 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4910     avg: 4986     median: 5008 (45%)     max: 5039
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (38%)     max: 4306
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 19326     avg: 19491     median: 19364 (33%)     max: 19782
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (15%)     max: 9092
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 23605     avg: 24083     median: 24069 (23%)     max: 24448 Points
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (11%)     max: 11391 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 6187     avg: 6245     median: 6214 (47%)     max: 6398 Points
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (40%)     max: 5429 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 223.892     avg: 236     median: 236.3 (3%)     max: 248.608 s
min: 535.502     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589.128 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.314     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 7.612 s
min: 17.145     avg: 18.1     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 18.731 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4530     avg: 4575     median: 4575 (29%)     max: 4620
2544 (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 37.1     avg: 37.2     median: 37.2 (17%)     max: 37.24 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 147.94     avg: 150     median: 150.4 (44%)     max: 152.9 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.5 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 6720     avg: 6832     median: 6849 (38%)     max: 6910 Points
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (20%)     max: 3677 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.385 s
min: 12.251     avg: 12.4     median: 12.4 (3%)     max: 12.465 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 22     avg: 22.6     median: 22 (1%)     max: 23.704 s
min: 27.97     avg: 28.4     median: 28.4 (1%)     max: 28.86 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 550     avg: 555     median: 554.5 (2%)     max: 559 s
min: 654.158     avg: 667     median: 666.6 (3%)     max: 679 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 134350     avg: 136990     median: 136990 (65%)     max: 139630 MIPS
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 84860     avg: 85585     median: 85585 (66%)     max: 86310 MFLOPS
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.7 Points
7.1 Points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 23042     avg: 23979     median: 24158 (28%)     max: 24792 Points
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (12%)     max: 10133 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 8825     avg: 9006     median: 9040 (39%)     max: 9118 Points
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (16%)     max: 3952 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (18%)     max: 34578 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
100%
1 3537U +
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (9%)     max: 4061 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3820QM → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3537U → 65% n=21

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