CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3612QM vs 3610QM among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3612QM

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Intel Core i7 3612QM

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3612QM vs the 3610QM.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3612QM vs 3610QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QM
6.08 mHash/s
Core i7 3610QM
11.21 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QM
1.04 fps
Core i7 3610QM
1.22 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver 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 3612QM
2,020,000 MB/s
Core i7 3610QM
2,200,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3612QM  vs
3610QM 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 45W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 13.38 pt/W 10.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 36.56W

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 No No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i7 3612QM  vs
3610QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 23
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.95 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.95 GHz 3.11 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 1,100 MHz 1,100 MHz
3DMark06 5,344.5 5,344.5

bus

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