CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3537U vs 3245 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 3245 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 3245  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3537U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3537U

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Much better performance per watt 24.57 pt/W vs 3.12 pt/W More than 7.8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 65.3 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 44.69W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 8.29 mPixels/s vs 2.94 mPixels/s More than 2.8x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 48.18 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 13.25 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 3245

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Intel Core i3 3245

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2 GHz 70% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per dollar 1.52 pt/$ vs 1.21 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.57 GHz vs 2.95 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.55 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2013 Release date 2 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3537U vs i3 3245

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3537U
12.31 mHash/s
Core i3 3245
6.64 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3537U
8.29 mPixels/s
Core i3 3245
2.94 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3537U
0.87 fps
Core i3 3245
0.88 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 3245
175,050 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3537U  vs
i3 3245 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 55W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 24.57 pt/W 3.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 3537U  vs
i3 3245 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.95 GHz 3.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.95 GHz 3.57 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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