CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3612QE vs 3320M 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 i5 3320M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3320M  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3612QE

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3612QE

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More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 6,340 vs 4,072 More than 55% better PassMark score
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Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.88 pt/$ vs 0.39 pt/$ More than 4.8x better performance per dollar
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 8.15 mPixels/s vs 7.39 mPixels/s More than 10% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 12.64 pt/W vs 4.58 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.08 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 45% 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
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,636 vs 1,435 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3612QE vs i5 3320M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QE
6.32 mHash/s
Core i5 3320M
6.07 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3612QE
7.39 mPixels/s
Core i5 3320M
8.15 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QE
148.15 fps
Core i5 3320M
123.42 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QE
0.84 fps
Core i5 3320M
0.78 fps

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3612QE  vs
i5 3320M 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1023
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.58 pt/W 12.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 3612QE  vs
i5 3320M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.08 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,496.64 MB 32,768 MB
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