CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3740QM vs 3630QM 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

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3740QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3740QM  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Intel Core i7 3740QM

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3740QM

Reasons to consider the
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Higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better fire strike score 662 vs 580 Around 15% better fire strike score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 199.6 fps vs 138.27 fps Around 45% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 3,113 vs 2,869 Around 10% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.15 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 12,403 vs 10,844 Around 15% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 11,254 vs 10,190 More than 10% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,019 vs 2,775 Around 10% better geekbench 3 single core score
Slightly better 3DMark06 CPU score 6,837 vs 6,392 More than 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Core i7 3630QM

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 3630QM vs the 3740QM.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3740QM vs 3630QM

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3740QM
13.55 mHash/s
Core i7 3630QM
6.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3740QM
1.11 fps
Core i7 3630QM
1.31 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 3740QM
2,470,000 MB/s
Core i7 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3740QM  vs
3630QM 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 10.84 $/year
Performance per watt 13.97 pt/W 12.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

bus

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

details

Core i7 3740QM  vs
3630QM 
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 27 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 105°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.72 GHz 3.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz 3.15 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3RS-1600
DDR3RS-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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