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Intel Core i7-3610QM

Intel 3610QM

The Intel Core i7-3610QM 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 2.3 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.2 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.3 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 3610QM supports all functions of the Ivy Bridge core like VT-x, AES or Trusted Execution.

The performance of the Core i7-3610QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to 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 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants.

As with most quad-core Ivy Bridge models, the Core i7-3610QM 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.

SeriesIntel Core i7
CodenameIvy Bridge
Series: Core i7 Ivy Bridge
Intel Core i7-3940XM compare3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3610QM2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3632QM compare2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U compare2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2300 - 3300 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)45 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size160 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCPGA988
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (650-1100MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$378 U.S.
Announcement Date04/23/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 3610QM

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 3.44     avg: 6.1     median: 6.2 (14%)     max: 6.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.72     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (53%)     max: 1.38 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2410     avg: 4368     median: 4420 (45%)     max: 4594 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 9752     avg: 17072     median: 17230 (29%)     max: 17972 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 5650     avg: 20572     median: 21316 (25%)     max: 22148 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 2842     avg: 5543     median: 5588 (49%)     max: 6774 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 248.929     avg: 300     median: 279 (3%)     max: 395.929 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 8.5     avg: 9.7     median: 8.7 (2%)     max: 12.809 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2637     avg: 4179     median: 4313 (44%)     max: 4447 points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33.5     avg: 34.2     median: 34.3 (20%)     max: 34.6 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 133     avg: 135     median: 134.9 (47%)     max: 137.35 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.287     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.326 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.525     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.554 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.9     avg: 3.1     median: 3.1 (0%)     max: 3.1 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 3522     avg: 5921     median: 6078 (41%)     max: 6464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.6     median: 11.3 (2%)     max: 16 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 25     avg: 26.2     median: 26 (1%)     max: 29 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 603.851     avg: 620     median: 619.2 (3%)     max: 645 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 99000     avg: 114716     median: 121640 (58%)     max: 127440 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 75000     avg: 76995     median: 77840 (60%)     max: 80560 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 6.3     avg: 7.5     median: 7.6 (97%)     max: 7.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 16136     avg: 21157     median: 21503 (30%)     max: 22164 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3103     avg: 7295     median: 7684 (35%)     max: 8051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 19256     avg: 38000     median: 40521.5 (26%)     max: 40919 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 3040     avg: 5645     median: 5987 (15%)     max: 6094 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4170     avg: 7767     median: 8277.5 (26%)     max: 8340 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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