Average Bench: 62% (547th of 1440)

Based on 38,575 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz

The Intel Core i7-3610QM is a third generation Ivy Bridge mobile CPU. Sporting base/turbo clocks of 2.3/3.3 GHz, four physical cores and eight hyper-threaded cores. This configuration has a TDP of just 45 Watts and offers similar overall performance for both single-core and multi-core workloads alike. Comparing the 3610QM to the ten highest voted CPUs shows that the 3610QM lags in terms of effective speed by just 27%, not bad result considering that the group consists of both server and desktop CPUs. Despite having a relatively low effective speed the 3610QM can still handle general computing tasks such as web surfing, email and word-processing with ease. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 42%Average: 62% Great: 71%
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-3610QM averaged 38.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 78.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 74.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3610QM is 29.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3610QM performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 364Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 358Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,575 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.6 Memory 78.8 88.4
31.8 1-Core 74.7 86.6
60.9 2-Core 143 169
59.3% 98.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 4-Core 247 315
160 8-Core 358 428
37.8% 303 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 64-Core 364 429
22.5% 364 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 163
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 414
45% 358 Pts
64-Core 416
26% 416 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 81.1
2-Core 163
62% 106 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 415
47% 370 Pts
64-Core 415
26% 415 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 160
64% 108 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 407
42% 337 Pts
64-Core 405
25% 405 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 138
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 350
37% 296 Pts
64-Core 351
22% 351 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 59.3
1-Core 31.8
2-Core 60.9
34% 50.7 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 144
16% 124 Pts
64-Core 162
10% 162 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $370 @ launch in Mar '12
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Typical Core i7-3610QM Builds (Compare 613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 9%
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System: Asus G75VW

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $300

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3610QM
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsAVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP45 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechYes
4G WiMAX Wireless TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B)
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor...

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17 months ago.

These old IvyBridge processors are a longevity monster. Such a great series of processors.


Poor

17 months ago.

My First CPU. Was very good, espacially at gaming, just if my GPU hadn´t Bottlenecked the CPU...


Excellent

3 years ago.

bought it in 2012 and it still does most of the work without lagging and its not CPU thats the problem, its RAM which i can fix. love it


Good

9 months ago.

using this cpu for about 9 years now


Excellent

3 years ago.

It is still capable to run most of games. If has good thermal construction (not overheating over 70°C) It can run at turbo speed 100mhz x32 = 3.2GHz (max is 3.3Ghz) all time. HWiNFO64 info software sometimes thinks this CPU is 3840QM


Below average

9 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Upgraded from B960 to 3610QM and its beast.. (2015)


Good

4 years ago.

Still usable in 2019 but the single core score is holding it back


Excellent

6 years ago.

Good Gamer, perfect Notebook CPU


Excellent

6 years ago.

I have been using this processor on Samsung 550P5C laptop since 2012 and even in 2017 this is going strong. Absolutely love this processor.


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