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Intel Core i7-3537U

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.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameIvy Bridge

Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge

Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3632QM compare2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 8 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3537U « 2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate2000 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 4
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)17 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1023
FeaturesTurbo 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
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (350 - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$346 U.S.
Announcement Date01/25/2013
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.7     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (4%)     max: 2.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.86     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (32%)     max: 1.28 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4169     avg: 4254     median: 4271 (26%)     max: 4306 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 7748     avg: 8710     median: 9000 (7%)     max: 9092 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6522     avg: 10088     median: 11002 (8%)     max: 11391 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 4383     avg: 5033     median: 5268 (6%)     max: 5429 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 536     avg: 570     median: 586 (7%)     max: 589 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 17.15     avg: 18.1     median: 18.4 (4%)     max: 18.73 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2219     avg: 3354     median: 3645 (8%)     max: 3677 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 12.25     avg: 12.4     median: 12.4 (3%)     max: 12.47 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
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: 654     avg: 667     median: 666.5 (3%)     max: 679 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 49330     avg: 53665     median: 53665 (25%)     max: 58000 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 35470     avg: 36060     median: 36060 (28%)     max: 36650 MFLOPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 9703     avg: 9928     median: 9949 (9%)     max: 10133 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 1981     avg: 3414     median: 3692 (10%)     max: 3952 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 8127     avg: 23626     median: 27951 (23%)     max: 34578 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 723     avg: 2147     median: 2757 (7%)     max: 2867 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 963     avg: 3015     median: 3749 (7%)     max: 4061 Points
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Reviews for the Intel Core i7-3537U processor

 

Review Sony Vaio Fit SV-F1521V6EB Notebook

Average. The Vaio comes with all components that a versatile laptop should have in form of a Core i7 processor, GeForce GPU, Blu-ray burner, and a 1 TB hard dri...
Intel Core i7-3537U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M | 15.50" | 2.5 kg
 

Review Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook

Think Slim! Business notebooks are usually conservative and rather bulky working devices. Lenovo’s ThinkPad S531 is one alternative that wants to eliminate this...
Intel Core i7-3537U | AMD Radeon HD 8670M | 15.60" | 2.1 kg
 

Review Asus Transformer Book TX300CA Convertible

Big screen tablet. Smartphones are growing so browsing and gaming becomes more pleasant. Tablets are growing so we can work more productively and performantly....
Intel Core i7-3537U | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 13.30" | 1.9 kg
 

Review Sony Vaio SV-F15A1S2ES Notebook

Slim all-rounder. Sony's latest coup follows current laptop trends in the way of a slim casing and Full HD touchscreen. That is accompanied by a gaming-suitable...
Intel Core i7-3537U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M | 15.50" | 2.3 kg
 

Review Samsung Series 7 Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE Ultrabook

The more the better! Samsung packs the Series 7 flagship in an aluminum housing and equips it with a powerful Core i7, a dedicated AMD graphics card, a large SS...
Intel Core i7-3537U | AMD Radeon HD 8570M | 13.30" | 1.7 kg

Asus F552CL-SX368H: NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus F552CL-SX368H

Sony Vaio SV-F1521V6EB: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.50", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-F1521V6EB

Asus UX31A-C4037H: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Asus UX31A-C4037H

Acer Aspire R7-571G-7353121Tass: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire R7-571G-7353121Tass

Sony Vaio SV-F15A1C5E: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-F15A1C5E

Dell Inspiron 15R i15RM-7537sLV: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 15R i15RM-7537sLV

Lenovo ThinkPad S531: AMD Radeon HD 8670M, 15.60", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad S531

Asus VivoBook V500CA-CJ106H: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Asus VivoBook V500CA-CJ106H

Asus VivoBook V500CA-DB71T: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Asus VivoBook V500CA-DB71T

Acer Aspire V5-572G-73538G50akk: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 15.60", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire V5-572G-73538G50akk

Samsung 900X3E-A01PL: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung 900X3E-A01PL

Asus S56CB-XX372H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Asus S56CB-XX372H

Samsung ATIV 900X3E-K01US: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV 900X3E-K01US

Asus Taichi 31-CX018H: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Asus Taichi 31-CX018H

Samsung 730U3E-S02PL: AMD Radeon HD 8570M, 13.30", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung 730U3E-S02PL

Sony Vaio SV-F1521Z1EB: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.50", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-F1521Z1EB

Acer Aspire R7-571G-73538G25ass: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire R7-571G-73538G25ass

Sony Vaio SV-F15A1Z2EB: NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-F15A1Z2EB

Asus K56CB-X0100H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Asus K56CB-X0100H

Dell Inspiron i15z-4801slv: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron i15z-4801slv

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315077: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M, 27.00", 8.3 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315077

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.3 kg
  External Review » Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

Toshiba Kirabook: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Kirabook

Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE: AMD Radeon HD 8570M, 13.30", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Samsung Ultra Touch 740U3E-S02DE

Toshiba Satellite P840T-ST4N02: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P840T-ST4N02

Acer Aspire V5-571PG-9814: NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire V5-571PG-9814

Sony Vaio SV-T15115CXS: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.50", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-T15115CXS

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