Intel Core i7-3840QM vs Intel Core i7-3720QM vs Intel Core i7-3630QM

Intel Core i7-3840QM

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The Intel Core i7-3840QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3820QM. 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 2.8 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 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 i7-3840QM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Overall, performance should be similar to the Core i7-3920XM.

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 faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3840QM 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 i7-3630QM

► remove Intel 3630QM

The Intel Core i7-3630QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3630QM. 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).

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. Except VT-d and vPro the 3630QM supports all functions of the Ivy Bridge core like VT-x, AES or Trusted Execution.

The performance of the Core i7-3630QM should be slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance should be above 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 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3630QM 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.

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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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HD 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, VirtualizationHD Graphics 4000, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
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$568 U.S.$378 U.S.
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Intel Core i7 3720QM

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 3720QM +
610 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 3720QM +
126 Points (56%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 7     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (16%)     max: 7.15 Points
min: 5.96     avg: 6.6     median: 6.7 (15%)     max: 6.85 Points
min: 5.52     avg: 6.3     median: 6.4 (15%)     max: 6.48 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.58     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (62%)     max: 1.59 Points
min: 1.39     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (57%)     max: 1.5 Points
min: 1.39     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.42 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5137     avg: 5145     median: 5144.5 (53%)     max: 5152 Points
min: 4749     avg: 4827     median: 4821 (50%)     max: 4916 Points
min: 4554     avg: 4630     median: 4654 (48%)     max: 4692 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 20132     avg: 20135     median: 20135 (34%)     max: 20138 Points
min: 14659     avg: 18498     median: 18879 (32%)     max: 19231 Points
min: 17902     avg: 18054     median: 18091 (30%)     max: 18189 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 25111     avg: 25178     median: 25178 (29%)     max: 25245 Points
min: 21405     avg: 23108     median: 23211 (27%)     max: 23615 Points
min: 19766     avg: 21754     median: 22003 (26%)     max: 22168 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 6405     avg: 6478     median: 6478 (60%)     max: 6551 Points
min: 5932     avg: 6091     median: 6097 (57%)     max: 6204 Points
min: 5735     avg: 5832     median: 5821 (54%)     max: 5953 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 245     avg: 246     median: 246.2 (3%)     max: 247.481 seconds
min: 226.9     avg: 239     median: 235.2 (3%)     max: 258.421 seconds
min: 242     avg: 278     median: 261.1 (3%)     max: 362.192 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 7.348     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (1%)     max: 7.441 seconds
min: 7.64     avg: 7.8     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 7.941 seconds
min: 7.7     avg: 9.1     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 11.963 seconds
WinRAR - Result
4712 KB/s (48%)
min: 3125     avg: 4249     median: 4365 (45%)     max: 4613 KB/s
4491 KB/s (46%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 37.11     avg: 38.2     median: 38.2 (23%)     max: 39.23 fps
min: 29.85     avg: 35.7     median: 37 (22%)     max: 37.67 fps
min: 34.68     avg: 35.1     median: 35.3 (21%)     max: 35.32 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 156.2     avg: 158     median: 157.8 (55%)     max: 159.37 fps
min: 127.32     avg: 144     median: 146.7 (51%)     max: 150.05 fps
min: 133.8     avg: 137     median: 136.9 (47%)     max: 141.34 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.375     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.376 GB/s
min: 0.27     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.513 GB/s
min: 0.322     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.328 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.638     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.642 GB/s
min: 0.39     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.606 GB/s
min: 0.553     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.57 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
3.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 1.8     avg: 3.1     median: 3.3 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
min: 3     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 6946     avg: 6998     median: 6998 (47%)     max: 7050 Points
min: 5981     avg: 6581     median: 6642 (44%)     max: 6696 Points
min: 5730     avg: 6355     median: 6392 (43%)     max: 6565 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 9     avg: 9.4     median: 9.4 (2%)     max: 9.703 Seconds
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
min: 10.891     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (2%)     max: 11 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 21.965     avg: 22     median: 22 (1%)     max: 22 Seconds
min: 23     avg: 23.9     median: 24 (1%)     max: 24.305 Seconds
min: 25     avg: 25.1     median: 25.1 (1%)     max: 25.314 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
541 Seconds (2%)
min: 563     avg: 573     median: 571.7 (3%)     max: 594 Seconds
min: 601.235     avg: 613     median: 617 (3%)     max: 618.1 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
124100 MIPS (59%)
min: 100430     avg: 124162     median: 136000 (65%)     max: 136390 MIPS
min: 110700     avg: 113093     median: 111410 (53%)     max: 117170 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
85000 MFLOPS (65%)
min: 75250     avg: 82146     median: 82470 (63%)     max: 85440 MFLOPS
min: 77100     avg: 78210     median: 77310 (59%)     max: 80220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.7 points (99%)
7.6 points (97%)
min: 7.5     avg: 7.6     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 24545     avg: 24741     median: 24740.5 (35%)     max: 24936 Points
min: 12064     avg: 22380     median: 23290 (33%)     max: 23791 Points
min: 19869     avg: 21901     median: 22161 (31%)     max: 22539 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 7360     avg: 7787     median: 7786.5 (35%)     max: 8213 points
min: 6455     avg: 8020     median: 8217 (37%)     max: 8505 points
min: 6127     avg: 7104     median: 6954 (31%)     max: 7848 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3720QM +
min: 35881     avg: 39128     median: 39127.5 (25%)     max: 42374 Points
106%
1 3630QM +
min: 40335     avg: 41261     median: 41354 (27%)     max: 41999 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
100%
1 3720QM +
min: 39845     avg: 40576     median: 40575.5 (47%)     max: 41306 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 3720QM +
min: 5405     avg: 5873     median: 5921 (15%)     max: 6293 Points
103%
1 3630QM +
min: 5806     avg: 6067     median: 6098.5 (15%)     max: 6263 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 3720QM +
min: 7455     avg: 8124     median: 8113 (25%)     max: 8803 Points
104%
1 3630QM +
min: 8315     avg: 8404     median: 8425 (26%)     max: 8473 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 3720QM +
8890 Points (72%)
76%
1 3630QM +
min: 4993     avg: 6744     median: 6743.5 (54%)     max: 8494 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 3720QM +
7573 Points (69%)
83%
1 3630QM +
min: 5030     avg: 6268     median: 6267.5 (57%)     max: 7505 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 3720QM +
12725 Points (25%)
92%
1 3630QM +
min: 11570     avg: 11755     median: 11755 (23%)     max: 11940 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 3720QM +
11403 Points (23%)
94%
1 3630QM +
min: 10711     avg: 10734     median: 10733.5 (22%)     max: 10756 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 3720QM +
10848 Points (28%)
90%
1 3630QM +
min: 9303     avg: 9799     median: 9798.5 (26%)     max: 10294 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 3720QM +
14452 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 3720QM +
3898 Points (80%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 3720QM +
12555 Points (20%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 3720QM +
3289 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 3720QM +
3739 Points (59%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 3720QM +
12082 Points (21%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 3720QM +
1240 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 3720QM +
93.2 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 3720QM +
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 i7-3840QM → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3720QM → 97% n=23

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-3630QM → 92% n=23

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