Intel Core i5-3550S vs Intel Core i7-3612QM

Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 1155 Intel BGA 1224
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 22 nm 22 nm
Transistors 1,400 million 1,400 million
Die size 160 mm² 160 mm²
Package FC-LGA12C FC-BGA12F
tCaseMax 69°C


Frequency 3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock up to 3.7 GHz up to 3.1 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 30.0x 21.0x
Multiplier unlocked No No
TDP 65 W 35 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Mobile
Production status unknown unknown
Release date Apr 29th, 2012 Apr 29th, 2012
Codename Ivy Bridge Ivy Bridge
Generation Core i5 Core i7
Part SR0P3 SR0MR
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel unknown Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only)


Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 4 8
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Intel HD 2500 Intel HD 4000


Cache L1 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
Cache L3 6MB (shared) 6MB (shared)


Notes Intel HD 2500 frequency: 650-1150MHz Intel HD 4000 frequency: 650-1100MHz

Features & Technologies

AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
EIST Yes Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
TXT Yes Yes
VT-d Yes Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


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