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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 (compare)3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3920XM (compare)2900 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3840QM (compare)2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3820QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-3740QM (compare)2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3720QM (compare)2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3635QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3630QM (compare)2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3615QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3610QM (compare)2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-3632QM2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3612QM (compare)2100 - 3100 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-3540M (compare)3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3520M (compare)2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3687U (compare)2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3667U (compare)2000 - 3200 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3537U (compare)2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3517U (compare)1900 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-3689Y (compare)1500 - 2600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Clock Rate2200 - 3200 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. 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
Announcement Date09/30/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 3632QM

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 519     avg: 521     median: 521 (24%)     max: 523 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 111     avg: 112.3     median: 113 (57%)     max: 113 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.13     avg: 5.7     median: 5.8 (2%)     max: 5.84 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.29     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (58%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4261     avg: 4286.8     median: 4293.5 (58%)     max: 4299 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 15952     avg: 16138.5     median: 16117 (32%)     max: 16368 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 18906     avg: 19646.3     median: 19793.5 (48%)     max: 20126 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 5296     avg: 5394.2     median: 5419.5 (44%)     max: 5456 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 271.462     avg: 321.9     median: 294.9 (3%)     max: 426.13 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 8.784     avg: 10.5     median: 9.9 (2%)     max: 13.528 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 4045     avg: 4069     median: 4069 (48%)     max: 4093 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 27.5     avg: 30.9     median: 31.9 (19%)     max: 32.22 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 123.3     avg: 125.4     median: 125.4 (54%)     max: 127.67 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (18%)     max: 0.302 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.346     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (24%)     max: 0.514 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.8     avg: 2.6     median: 2.9 (24%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5514     avg: 5702     median: 5681 (45%)     max: 5947 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 11.9 (3%)     max: 13 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26     avg: 27.1     median: 27.2 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 623     avg: 636.4     median: 634.9 (3%)     max: 649.367 Seconds
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
7.5 points (96%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 16654     avg: 19072     median: 20095 (37%)     max: 20467 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5976     avg: 6528.2     median: 6410 (39%)     max: 7327 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 26398     avg: 32228     median: 32530 (21%)     max: 37454 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 4887     avg: 5110     median: 4981 (13%)     max: 5591 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7073     avg: 7328     median: 7174 (32%)     max: 7737 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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