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Intel Core i7-3612QM

Intel 3612QM

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.

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 « 2.1 - 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 compare2 - 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 Rate2100 - 3100 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size160 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketFCBGA1224, FCPGA988
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
Architecturex86
Announcement Date04/23/2012
Product Link (external)ark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 4.2     avg: 5.4     median: 5.6 (7%)     max: 5.66 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 0.89     avg: 1.2     median: 1.3 (32%)     max: 1.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2961     avg: 3947     median: 4112.5 (25%)     max: 4163 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 11636     avg: 15072     median: 15678 (11%)     max: 15937 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 14549     avg: 18508     median: 19210 (13%)     max: 19463 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3753     avg: 4989     median: 5226 (6%)     max: 5413 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 276     avg: 338     median: 297.9 (4%)     max: 579 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 8     avg: 9.5     median: 9.6 (2%)     max: 10.16 s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 30.94     avg: 31.1     median: 31.1 (11%)     max: 31.14 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 122.1     avg: 123.6     median: 123.8 (29%)     max: 124.6 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.218     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.291 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.366     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (8%)     max: 0.501 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 2.1     avg: 2.5     median: 2.7 (7%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4078     avg: 5080     median: 5466 (12%)     max: 5552 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
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 *
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 *
min: 648     avg: 792     median: 661 (3%)     max: 1931 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 72000     avg: 86945     median: 89930 (43%)     max: 95920 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 51000     avg: 65015     median: 69190 (53%)     max: 70680 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
min: 7.2     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (96%)     max: 7.5 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 8328     avg: 16910     median: 17837.5 (16%)     max: 19780 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5234     avg: 6378     median: 6388.5 (17%)     max: 7418 Points
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Reviews for the Intel Core i7-3612QM processor

 

Review Asus Zenbook UX51VZ (U500VZ) Notebook

Zen Master. Upscale looks, slim build, and extremely powerful: until now, it was Apple's MacBook series which has managed best to combine these characteristics....
Intel Core i7-3612QM | NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M | 15.60" | 2.2 kg
 

Review Fujitsu LifeBook S792 Notebook

And it keeps going and going... The 13.3-inch LifeBook S792 is targeted towards mobile professionals who need a light and mobile notebook - but don't want to sa...
Intel Core i7-3612QM | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 13.30" | 1.6 kg
 

Review Sony Vaio SVE1711X1EB Notebook

Turbo? With the SVE1711X1EB, Sony brings out on the market a multimedia laptop, which should appeal to both business and ambitious home users with its Intel Cor...
Intel Core i7-3612QM | AMD Radeon HD 7650M | 17.30" | 3.2 kg
 

Review Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EX Notebook

Flagship with weaknesses. Sony not only wants to attract business clients with a light and transportable aluminum and carbon fiber case but also with a 13-inch ...
Intel Core i7-3612QM | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 13.10" | 1.2 kg
 

Review HP Pavilion g7-2007sg notebook

AMD or Intel? HP's Pavilion g7 series gives the potential buyer either option. We take a look at the top model (MSRP around 700 Euro) with Core i7 processor and...
Intel Core i7-3612QM | AMD Radeon HD 7670M | 17.30" | 3 kg

Dell XPS 15 (L521X): NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 15.60", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Notebook

Sony SV-S1511X9E/B: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, 15.50", 2 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E/B Notebook

SCHENKER XMG A722: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 17.30", 3.2 kg
  Review » Quick Review Schenker XMG A722 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 15R SE: AMD Radeon HD 7730M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
  Review » Review Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Notebook

SCHENKER XMG A102: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 11.60", 1.7 kg
  Review » Review Clevo W110ER Barebone Subnotebook

Lenovo G700-59377109: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 17.30", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Lenovo G700-59377109

Lenovo IdeaPad G500s-59381252: AMD Radeon HD 8750M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad G500s-59381252

Dell XPS 15 (L521X): NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 15.60", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell XPS 15 (L521X)

Asus UX51VZ: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Asus UX51VZ

Sony Vaio SVS1511X9R: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, 15.50", 2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SVS1511X9R

Asus UX51Vz-DH71: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Asus UX51Vz-DH71

Sony SV-S1511X9E/B: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, 15.50", 2 kg
  External Review » Sony SV-S1511X9E/B

Sony Vaio SVE1711Z1R: AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SVE1711Z1R

Asus UX51VZ-CN036H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Asus UX51VZ-CN036H

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z8EX: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 13.00", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z8EX

Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, 15.50", 2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SVS1511V9E

Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H

Sony Vaio SV-E1711Z1EB: AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-E1711Z1EB

Fujitsu LifeBook S792: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30", 1.6 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu LifeBook S792

Sony Vaio Z1311Z9R: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 13.10", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio Z1311Z9R

Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EX: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.10", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-Z1311Z9EX

Sony Vaio SVE1711X1EB: AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SVE1711X1EB

Sony Vaio SV-E1511Z1EB: AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.50", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-E1511Z1EB

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81DFUK: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad Z580-M81DFUK

Sony Vaio SV-S1511AGXB: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, 15.50", 2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-S1511AGXB

Dell Inspiron 15R SE: AMD Radeon HD 7730M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 15R SE

Sony Vaio SV-E14A16FG: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.00", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-E14A16FG

Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, 15.50", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-S1511X9E

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430, Ivy Brigde: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 14.00", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430, Ivy Brigde

Lenovo V480-5933-5448: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 14.00", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo V480-5933-5448

Dell Inspiron 7520: AMD Radeon HD 7730M, 15.60"
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 7520

Dell Inspiron 5520-S61P61: AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.60", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 5520-S61P61

Dell XPS 15-L521X: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 16.00", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Dell XPS 15-L521X

Origin PC EON11-S: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 11.60", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Origin PC EON11-S

Sony Vaio SV-Z13114GXX: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.10", 1.2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio SV-Z13114GXX

Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063

SCHENKER XMG A102: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 11.60", 1.7 kg
  External Review » Schenker XMG A102

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Ivy Bridge: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Ivy Bridge

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