Intel Core i7-3610QM mobile Ivy Bridge benchmarks spotted
With the first Ivy Bridge processors for both desktop and mobile markets expected toward the end of this month, Bulgarian website laptop.bg have published what they claim to be benchmark results of an i7-3610QM, for both the processor and the integrated graphics. The results have been compared to a range of Sandy Bridge processors, in a range of laptops (which will affect the accuracy of any comparison).
The i7-3610QM, with base clock of 2.3 GHz and Turbo clock of 3.3 GHz, was tested in an unknown laptop. A variety of processors were compared in different laptops for the CPU tests, then other processors and discrete GPUs were tested for the graphics tests, so when comparing test results they should not be taken as 100% accurate.
In Cinebench 11.5, the i7-3610QM scored 6.25 points for the CPU, and 39.52 fps with the OpenGL test. The closest of the Sandy Bridge processors was Core i7-2670QM 2.2 / 3.1 GHz processor, with a CPU score of 5.1 (the OpenGL score wasn't recorded). Next up, i7-2630QM with 2 GHz clock scored 4.9. The highest of the others was 3.06, less than half the Ivy Bridge score. In Fritz Chess Benchmark, i7-3610QM scored 11555, a relative speed of 24.07 compared to a P3 @ 1.0 GHz.
For a real world CPU benchmark and comparison, they chose Adobe Photoshop CS5. Using a speed test they have pre-configured, the i7-3610QM ran it in 12.1 seconds. The two systems with comparable speed were the i7-2670QM (14.1 seconds) and i7-2630QM (15.7 seconds). Each of the other systems took around twice as long as the Ivy chip.
To test the integrated GPU, they first used the synthetic benchmarks 3DMark 2005 and 3DMark 11. In the former, the Ivy Bridge chip scored a healthy 9542 3D points. The i5-2410M was tested with a GeForce 520MX, and scored 10624 points. i3-2310M was paired up with a GeForce GT 520M, and scored 8763 points. i5-2540M with a Radeon 6470M scored 8465 points. A Radeon 6490M was paired with another i3-2310M and scored 6925. Pairing an AMD Sabine A4-3300M with a Radeon 6480G scored 6925. Finally, they tested an i5-2520M with the internal graphics, and scored 5924 points.
In 3DMark 11, the integrated graphics in the i7-6310QM scored a pitiful 697 points. Next up was an i7-2670QM with a GeForce GT630M, which scored 990 points. A GT540M paired with another i7-2670QM scored 1015 points. Needless to say, as the other tests were with progressively higher spec cards, the scores progressively increased.
For a real-life graphics tests, they used the game Resident Evil 5. With the overall quality settings at medium, they concluded that the game had a smooth enough framerate (22.9 fps) to play the game at 1360 x 768.
From the results they posted, I would conclude that the processor has a fairly capable iGPU for entry level computing.
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