CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3610QM vs 4500M


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Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Intel Core i7 3610QM 

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Front view of Intel Core i7 3610QM

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3610QM

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3610QM

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 685 MHz More than 60% better turbo clock speed
Much better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,098 vs 3,076 More than 3.5x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,078 vs 2,438 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better PassMark score 7,493 vs 2,671 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark11 physics score 5,550 vs 2,080 Around 2.8x better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,635 vs 848 Around 95% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 496 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 105 °C vs 100 °C 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better performance per watt 18.68 pt/W vs 9.29 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 13.55 pt/$ vs 3.11 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 36.56W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3610QM vs A8 4500M

GeekBench (32-bit)

A8 4500M

GeekBench (64-bit)

A8 4500M

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A8 4500M
Core i7 3610QM A8 4500M @ community.futuremark.com

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

A8 4500M

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 3610QM  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 1.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 18.68 pt/W 9.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W


Core i7 3610QM  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 23 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 100°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.08 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.3 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz 2.33 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX 10.x 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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