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Intel Core i7-3820QM vs Intel Core i7-3687U vs Intel Core i7-3612QM

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 i7-3687U

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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 i7-3612QM

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The Intel Core i7-3612QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. It is the fastest mobile processor rated at 35 Watt (at the time of announcement in mid 2012). 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 2.1 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.0 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.1 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to the other quad core CPU, the 3612QM is specified at a TDP of only 35 Watt (similar to the dual-core CPUs). The BGA version (that is directly soldered to the mainboard) supports VT-d virtualization, whereas the rPGA version does not. Both dont support vPro, but otherwise all Ivy Bridge features like AES or VT-x are useable.

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 i7-3612QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM. Altough the 3612QM has a higher model number than the 3610QM, it offers slower clock rates and therefore performs worse. However, the 3610QM is specified at a much higher TDP of 45 Watt.

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.

With a TDP of only 35 Watt, the Core i7-3612QM is the first quad-core CPU from Intel that is specified at the level of the dual-core mobile CPUs. Therefore, even smaller laptops can use the Core i7.

ModelIntel Core i7-3820QMIntel Core i7-3687UIntel Core i7-3612QM
SeriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i7Intel Core i7
CodenameIvy BridgeIvy BridgeIvy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3940XM3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3612QM2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock2700 - 3700 MHz2100 - 3300 MHz2100 - 3100 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB128 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB512 KB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB4 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 82 / 44 / 8
TDP45 Watt17 Watt35 Watt
Transistors1400 Million1400 Million
Technology22 nm22 nm22 nm
Die Size160 mm2160 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationHD 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 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1250 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core i7 3820QMIntel Core i7 3687UIntel Core i7 3612QM
SocketBGA1023FCBGA1224, FCPGA988

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 6.68     avg: 6.8     median: 6.8 (10%)     max: 6.94 Points
83%
1 3612QM +
min: 4.2     avg: 5.4     median: 5.6 (8%)     max: 5.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 3820QM +
1.5 Points (5%)
83%
1 3612QM +
min: 0.89     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (4%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 4910     avg: 4986     median: 5008 (41%)     max: 5039 Points
82%
1 3612QM +
min: 2961     avg: 3947     median: 4112.5 (34%)     max: 4163 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 19326     avg: 19491     median: 19364 (22%)     max: 19782 Points
81%
1 3612QM +
min: 11636     avg: 15072     median: 15678 (18%)     max: 15937 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 23605     avg: 24083     median: 24069 (18%)     max: 24448 Points
80%
1 3612QM +
min: 14549     avg: 18508     median: 19210 (15%)     max: 19463 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 6187     avg: 6245     median: 6214 (34%)     max: 6398 Points
84%
1 3612QM +
min: 3753     avg: 4989     median: 5226 (28%)     max: 5413 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 223.9     avg: 236.3     median: 236.3 (3%)     max: 248.6 s
99%
1 3612QM +
min: 276     avg: 338     median: 297.9 (4%)     max: 579 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 7.314     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (2%)     max: 7.612 s
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 8     avg: 9.5     median: 9.6 (2%)     max: 10.16 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 4530     avg: 4575     median: 4575 (26%)     max: 4620 Points
88%
1 3612QM +
min: 3961     avg: 4028     median: 4047 (23%)     max: 4057 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 37.1     avg: 37.2     median: 37.2 (14%)     max: 37.24 fps
84%
1 3612QM +
min: 30.94     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (11%)     max: 31.14 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 147.9     avg: 150.4     median: 150.4 (35%)     max: 152.9 fps
82%
1 3612QM +
min: 122.1     avg: 123.6     median: 123.8 (29%)     max: 124.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 3820QM +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
78%
1 3612QM +
min: 0.218     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.291 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 3820QM +
0.6 GB/s (0%)
79%
1 3612QM +
min: 0.366     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.501 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 3820QM +
3.5 GB/s (0%)
77%
1 3612QM +
min: 2.1     avg: 2.5     median: 2.7 (0%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 6720     avg: 6832     median: 6849 (15%)     max: 6910 Points
80%
1 3612QM +
min: 4078     avg: 5080     median: 5466 (12%)     max: 5552 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 10     avg: 10.1     median: 10 (2%)     max: 10.39 s
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 12     avg: 12.8     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 17 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 22     avg: 22.6     median: 22 (1%)     max: 23.7 s
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 27     avg: 29.1     median: 28.1 (1%)     max: 39 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 550     avg: 555     median: 554.5 (2%)     max: 559 s
100%
1 3612QM +
min: 648     avg: 792     median: 661 (3%)     max: 1931 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 134350     avg: 136990     median: 136990 (65%)     max: 139630 MIPS
66%
1 3612QM +
min: 72000     avg: 86945     median: 89930 (43%)     max: 95920 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 84860     avg: 85585     median: 85585 (66%)     max: 86310 MFLOPS
81%
1 3612QM +
min: 51000     avg: 65015     median: 69190 (53%)     max: 70680 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.7 Points
99%
1 3612QM +
min: 7.2     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (96%)     max: 7.5 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 23042     avg: 23979     median: 24158 (23%)     max: 24792 Points
74%
1 3612QM +
min: 8328     avg: 16910     median: 17837.5 (17%)     max: 19780 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 3820QM +
min: 8825     avg: 9006     median: 9040 (25%)     max: 9118 Points
71%
1 3612QM +
min: 5234     avg: 6378     median: 6388.5 (18%)     max: 7418 Points

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