– The Core i7-3610QM and the i7-3720QM belong to the newly launched Ivy Bridge processors.
– Both are quad cores and support Hyperthreading. The Core i7-3720QM has higher clock frequency, which makes its performance slightly better.
– Both come with the same HD Graphics 4000 as the integrated graphics, that has improved significantly over the HD Graphics 3000 in Sandy Bridge.
Table : Core i7-3610QM Vs Core i7-3720QM Feature Differences
|Feature||Core i7-3610QM||Core i7-3720QM|
|Core Frequency||2.30 GHz||2.60 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||4/8 Hyperthreads||4/8 Hyperthreads|
|Cache Organization||6 MB L3||6 MB L3|
|Turbo Frequency||3.30 GHz||3.60 GHz|
|TDP Rating||45 Watts||45 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y||Y|
|Lithography||22 nm||22 nm|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1600||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||HD 4000, 650 MHz Base||HD 4000, 650 MHz Base, 1250 MHz Turbo|
Table : Core i7-3610QM Vs Core i7-3720QM Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Core i7-3610QM||Core i7-3720QM|
|PassMark CPU Mark Score||Not available||Not available|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||26.1 seconds||23.8 seconds|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||6097||6606|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||7.6||7.6|
Some more details of Core i7-3610QM
The Core i7-3610QM is another quad core processor in the Ivy Bridge Series. Clocked at modest 2.30 GHz base clock, the processor comes with improved HD Graphics 4000 as integrated graphics ( much better than the HD Graphics 3000 in Sandy Bridge).
Some more details of Core i7-3720QM
The quad core i7-3720QM raises the bar in High end computing with four cores running at base clock of 2.60 GHz. In turbo the 4 cores can clock to 3.4 GHz , two core and single core turbo being 3.50 GHz and 3.60 GHz. The processor is ideal for larger notebooks that demand extreme processing power at reasonable price.