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Intel Core i7-3632QM

Intel 3632QM

The Intel Core i7-3632QM is a fast quad-core processor for laptops based on the Ivy Bridge architecture and successor of the i7-3612QM. It is the fastest mobile processor rated at 35 Watt (at the time of announcement in Q3 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 2.2 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). Compared to other quad core CPUs, the 3632QM 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 don't support vPro and Trusted Execution, 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 i7-3632QM is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is slightly above the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2820QM. Altough the 3632QM has a higher model number than the 3630QM, it offers slower clock rates and therefore performs worse. However, the 3630QM is specified at a much higher TDP of 45 Watt.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) and is clocked at 650 MHz (base) up to 1150 MHz (Turbo Boost).

With a TDP of only 35 Watt, the Core i7-3632QM 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 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM compare2.9 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM compare2.8 - 3.8 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM compare2.6 - 3.6 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM compare2.4 - 3.4 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM compare2.3 - 3.3 GHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3632QM2.2 - 3.2 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM compare2.1 - 3.1 GHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M compare3 - 3.7 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M compare2.9 - 3.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U compare2.1 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U compare2 - 3.2 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U compare2 - 3.1 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U compare1.9 - 3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y compare1.5 - 2.6 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2200 - 3200 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, DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date09/30/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 3632QM

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 15952     avg: 16139     median: 16117 (26%)     max: 16368 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 18906     avg: 19646     median: 19793.5 (19%)     max: 20126 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (31%)     max: 5947 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 623     avg: 636     median: 634.9 (3%)     max: 649.367 s
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i7 3632QM processor

Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G75Maii (NVIDIA GeForce 710M, 15.60")
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G75Maii - External Review

Asus UX51VZ-DB114H (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60")
» Asus UX51VZ-DB114H - External Review

Asus UX51VZ-DB115H (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60")
» Asus UX51VZ-DB115H - External Review

Asus UX51VZ-XB71 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 15.60")
» Asus UX51VZ-XB71 - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook E733 (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30")
» Fujitsu Lifebook E733 - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook E733-0MXP41DE (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 13.30")
» Review Fujitsu LifeBook E733-0MXP41DE Premium Selection Notebook - Review

Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60")
» Review Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection Notebook - Review

HP Pavilion 15-e057sc (AMD Radeon HD 8670M, 15.60")
» HP Pavilion 15-e057sc - External Review

HP Probook 4540s-H4R27ES (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.60")
» HP Probook 4540s-H4R27ES - External Review

HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA (AMD Radeon HD 8750M, 17.30")
» Review HP ProBook 470 G0 (H6P56EA) Notebook - Review

Lenovo IdeaPad G780-59367575 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, 17.30")
» Lenovo IdeaPad G780-59367575 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500-59346619 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI, 15.60")
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y500-59346619 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400-785 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M, 14.00")
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M, 15.60")
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-20202 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-MBYG2GE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M, 15.60")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Notebook - Review

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-N4I7APB (NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 15.60")
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531-N4I7APB - External Review

Razer Blade RZ09-00830100-R3U1 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 17.30")
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Schenker XIRIOS B502 i7-3632QM (Intel HD Graphics 4000, 15.60")
» Review Schenker XIRIOS B502 (Clevo W155EU) Notebook - Review
» Schenker XIRIOS B502 i7-3632QM - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E14A2S7C (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 14.00")
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Sony Vaio SV-E171290X (AMD Radeon HD 7550M, 17.30")
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Sony Vaio SV-E1712ACXB (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30")
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Sony Vaio SV-E1713Z1EB (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30")
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Sony Vaio SVE1512Y1E (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.50")
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Sony Vaio SVE1713Y1EB (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.30")
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