Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA) vs i7-3630QM

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Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA) advantages

  • Operating frequency of the processor is higher than the frequency of the Intel Core i7-3630QM, as a result this Intel Core i7-3520M can execute most programs faster.
  • The CPU is 22% more energy efficient.

Intel Core i7-3630QM advantages

  • The Intel Core i7-3630QM has more processing cores than the Intel i7-3520M. Large number of cores helps this microprocessor to process multiple threads or processes at once.
  • The Core i7-3630QM CPU utilizes Socket G2. The microprocessor can be removed from the socket with ease for upgrade or replacement.

i7-3520M vs i7-3630QM specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important features of the i7-3630QM and Core i7-3520M CPUs. These characteristics, together with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
4
 
8
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
4
3.2
2.4
1.6
0.8
0
 
 
3.6GHz
 
3.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
8000
6400
4800
3200
1600
0
 
 
4608KB
 
7168KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
50
40
30
20
10
0
 
 
35W
 
45W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA)       - Intel Core i7-3630QM

Detailed side by side comparison of i7-3520M vs Core i7-3630QM specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i7-3520M (BGA) Core i7-3630QM
General recommendations:
Clocked higher,
Somewhat lower power consumption
  General recommendations:
Comes with more CPU cores,
Can execute more threads at once,
The processor is upgreadable

Drawbacks:

Doesn't have as many CPU cores,
Executes fewer threads,
Not upgreadable or replaceable
 

Drawbacks:

Operating frequency is lower,
Higher power

Similar processors

Core i7-3520M (BGA) Core i7-3630QM
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as Intel i7-3520M and Core i7-3630QM, however their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA) and Intel Core i7-3630QM pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA)Intel Core i7-3630QM
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i7 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi7-3520Mi7-3630QM
CPU part numberAV8063801028803AW8063801106200
Introduction dateJune 3, 2012September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1023Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)29002400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3600 / 34003400
Clock Multiplier2924
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)5121024
L3 cache (KB)40966144
Max temperature (°C)105
TDP (Watt)3545
Cores24
Threads48
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution+-
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000
Base frequency (MHz)650
Maximum frequency (MHz)12501150
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i7-3520M (BGA)" or "Intel Core i7-3630QM" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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