Intel Core i7-3612QE: specs and benchmarks


Combined performance score

Core i7-3612QE
4 cores / 8 threads


Intel started Core i7-3612QE sales 29 April 2012. This is an 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 3.22% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX

General info

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

Place in performance ranking1487
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date29 April 2012 (11 years old)
Current price$1019 of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

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 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache6144 KB (shared)of 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography22 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size160 mm2
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


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
Power consumption (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.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
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 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a 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.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 3.22


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

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i7-3612QE is Athlon Gold 7220U, which is slower by 4% and lower by 18 positions in our ranking.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i7-3612QE, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i7-3612QE in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 11 configurations based on Core i7-3612QE in our database.

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