Intel Core i7-3612QE: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i7-3612QE
Intel Core i7-3612QE
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Year of release 2012
Performance 4.76


Intel started Intel Core i7-3612QE sales 29 April 2012. This is Ivy Bridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3100 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA1023 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports unknown Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Core i7-3612QE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1215
Market segmentLaptop
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date29 April 2012 (10 years ago)
Price now$1019 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed2.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.1 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6144 KB (shared)of 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size160 mm2
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Core i7-3612QE compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketIntel BGA1023
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3612QE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Hyper-Threading Technology+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-3612QE's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesunknown Dual-channelof 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-3612QE.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD 4000

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-3612QE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-3612QE 4.76
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Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-3612QE 4929

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3612QE. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 13 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-3612QE performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3612QE from AMD is Turion 64 X2 TL-52, which is faster by 1% and higher by 11 positions in our rating.

AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 Turion 64 X2 TL-52

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Similar processors

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