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
Higher is better
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
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|
Somewhat lower power consumption
Comes with more CPU cores,
Can execute more threads at once,
The processor is upgreadable
Doesn't have as many CPU cores,
Executes fewer threads,
Not upgreadable or replaceable
Operating frequency is lower,
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.
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|
|Family||Core i7 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AV8063801028803||AW8063801106200|
|Introduction date||June 3, 2012||September 30, 2012|
|Core name||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3600 / 3400||3400|
|L1 cache||64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)||128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)|
|L2 cache (KB)||512||1024|
|L3 cache (KB)||4096||6144|
|Max temperature (°C)||105|
|Instruction set extensions|
|AES / Advanced Encryption Standard||+|
|AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology||+|
|AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions||+|
|F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion||+|
|SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3||+|
|PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep||+|
|Turbo Core / Turbo Boost||+|
|Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit||+|
|GPU Type||HD 4000|
|Base frequency (MHz)||650|
|Maximum frequency (MHz)||1250||1150|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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