CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3612QM vs 3612QE 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per dollar 1.24 pt/$ vs 0.39 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 13.38 pt/W vs 4.58 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.78 mPixels/s vs 7.39 mPixels/s More than 5% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.95 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QM
6.08 mHash/s
Core i7 3612QE
6.32 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3612QM
7.78 mPixels/s
Core i7 3612QE
7.39 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QM
155.86 fps
Core i7 3612QE
148.15 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3612QM
1.04 fps
Core i7 3612QE
0.84 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 3612QM  vs
3612QE 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1023
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 13.38 pt/W 4.58 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 3612QM  vs
3612QE 
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.95 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.95 GHz 2.1 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 1,000 MHz
3DMark06 5,344.5 5,344.5

memory controller

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