Intel Core i7-3612QE: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-3612QE

Summary

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 5.45 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
0.47
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Launch date
29 April 2012 (9 years ago)
 
Price now
$1019
 

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
8
 
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.1 GHz
 
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
L3 cache
6144 KB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
22 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
160 mm2
 
Number of transistors
1,400 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

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 configuration
1
 
Socket
Intel BGA1023
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
35 Watt
 

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.

AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 

Security technologies

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

TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

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 types
unknown Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Graphics specifications

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

Integrated graphics card
Intel 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.

5.45

Passmark

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.

4783

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
13 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-3612QE is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 95% minimum and 86% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
95%
Recommended
86%
Minimum
95%
Recommended
86%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3612QE from AMD is Phenom II X4 P920, which is faster by 1% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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