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Intel Core i7 3537U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3537U

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 24.58 pt/W vs 1.84 pt/W Around 13.5x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 77.19W 5.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 71 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,523 vs 1,072 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 5.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 5.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Sep, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 7,370 vs 5,115 Around 45% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.89 GHz vs 2.98 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3537U vs Phenom II X6 1045T

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3537U
1,990,000 MB/s
Phenom II X6 1045T
128,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3537U  vs
Phenom II X6 1045T 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
BGA 1023
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 95W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 24.58 pt/W 1.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 77.19W

details

Core i7 3537U  vs
Phenom II X6 1045T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 0.5 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.98 GHz 3.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,734.9 2,008.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.98 GHz 3.89 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A
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