Intel Core i7-3520M (PGA) advantages
- Higher operating frequency of the Intel Core i7-3520M allows it to run most programs faster.
- The Intel Core i7-3520M is 22% more energy efficient than the Intel i7-3610QM microprocessor.
Intel Core i7-3610QM advantages
- More CPU cores on the i7-3610QM help to handle multiple applications or heavily multi-threaded tasks.
i7-3520M vs i7-3610QM specifications comparison
The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the Intel Core i7-3610QM and Intel Core i7-3520M CPUs. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph corresponds to the number of extra threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for additional 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 (PGA) - Intel Core i7-3610QM
Detailed side by side comparison of Intel i7-3520M vs i7-3610QM specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.
Pros and Cons summary
|Core i7-3520M (PGA)|| ||Core i7-3610QM|
Needs less power
More cores improve multi-threading performance,
Handles more simultaneous threads
Not as many CPU cores,
Executes fewer threads
Higher power consumption
Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Core i7-3520M (PGA) and i7-3610QM, but their performance and other characteristics are slightly different.
Please visit Intel Core i7-3520M (PGA) and Intel Core i7-3610QM pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.
| ||Intel Core i7-3520M (PGA)||Intel Core i7-3610QM|
|Family||Core i7 Mobile|
|CPU part number||AW8063801028703||AW8063801013511|
|Introduction date||June 3, 2012||April 23, 2012|
|Core name||Ivy Bridge|
|Data width (bits)||64|
|Turbo Frequency (MHz)||3600 / 3400||3300 / 3200 / 3100 / 3100|
|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||1100|
|Integrated Memory Controller(s)|
|The number of controllers||1|
|Supported memory||DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333||DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600|
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