Ivy Bridge Intels Core i7 3612QM verified as 35W part

Yesterday we broke the news about Intel's mobile quad core OEM Ivy Bridge processors and we now have confirmation that the Core i7-3612QM is a 35W part. Oddly enough the Core i7-3615QM and the Core i7-3610QM are not despite being a mere 200MHz faster.

Yesterday we broke the news about Intel's mobile quad core OEM Ivy Bridge processors and we now have confirmation that the Core i7-3612QM is a 35W part. Oddly enough the Core i7-3615QM and the Core i7-3610QM are not despite being a mere 200MHz faster.

The only difference between the Core i7-3615QM and the Core i7-3610QM appears to be the packaging, usually something Intel doesn't have different model numbers for, but it seems like the company has decided to change things for Ivy Bridge. The Core i7-3610QM is a socketed part whereas the Core i7-3615QM and Core i7-3612QM are BGA parts that are soldered onto the notebook PCB, much like the Core i7-3720QM and Core i7-3820QM.

i7 3612QM TDP Intels Core i7 3612QM verified as 35W part

 

The GPU clock for the Core i7-3612QM will also have a lower max dynamic frequency of 1100MHz, whereas the Core i7-3615QM and most likely the Core i7-3610QM will come in at 1200MHz, 50MHz slower than their retail siblings. Other differences between the retail CPUs and the OEM CPUs include lack of support for vPro, Intel TXT and VT-d, just like some OEM Sandy Bridge parts. All the other features appear to remain mostly the same, but it's clear that there's a disadvantage for some users to get a notebook with an OEM CPU.