CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3612QE vs 3520M 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 i7 3520M 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3520M  based on its single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3612QE

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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
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 4,518 More than 40% better PassMark score
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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 8.43 mPixels/s vs 7.39 mPixels/s Around 15% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Much better performance per dollar 1.43 pt/$ vs 0.39 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 14.13 pt/W vs 4.58 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.31 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,783 vs 1,435 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.9 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3612QE vs 3520M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QE
6.32 mHash/s
Core i7 3520M
6.34 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3612QE
7.39 mPixels/s
Core i7 3520M
8.43 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QE
148.15 fps
Core i7 3520M
123.07 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QE
0.84 fps
Core i7 3520M
0.94 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
3520M 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.6 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 14.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3612QE  vs
3520M 
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 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 29
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 3.31 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x 10.x
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,250 MHz
3DMark06 5,344.5 5,344.5

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,496.64 MB 32,768 MB
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