Intel's launch event expected to take place on April 23 may or may not include mobile parts alongside desktop units, but some benchmarks of one have surfaced anyway.
Bulgarian website laptop.bg has posted benchmark results of the Intel Core i7-3610QM central processing unit.
Or at least, the website claims that it managed to get a hold of a sample and run it through some tests early on.
We'll first get the specifications out of the way: the Core i7-3610QM has a base clock of 2.3 GHz and a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.3 GHz.
The quad-core chip was tested against a number of other chips and its graphics were compared to discrete GPUs.
Alas, different laptops were used, which means that the results are probably off, at least a little.
Nevertheless, they will give us something to go on while we wait for Intel to launch the new line. Essentially, the chip is not bad and the integrated GPU is as good as one could hope for an entry-level IGP.
Adope Photoshop CES was chosen for a real world CPU benchmark. A pre-configured speed test was run by the upcoming Ivy Bridge in 12.1 seconds, comparable to a Core i7-2570QM Sandy Bridge system (14.1 seconds) and an i7-2630QM laptop (15.7 seconds).
All other laptops tested took about twice as long to finish the test.
For GPUs, the 3DMark 2005 and 3DMark 11 synthetic benchmarks were chosen. The scores of the Ivy bridge were 9542 3D points and 697 points, respectively.
For comparison, an i5-2410M paired with GeForce 520MX got 10,624 points in 3DMark 2005, while other Intel or AMD CPUs, backed by NVIDIA GT or AMD Radeon discrete graphics, all faired worse than the Ivy Bridge.
Pretty much everything beat the i7-2610QM graphics in 3DMark 11 though: Core i7-2670QM with a GeForce GT630M got 990 points, i7-2670QM with a GeForce GT540M managed 1015 points, etc.
Lastly, there was the Cinebench 11.5 run, where i7-3610QM scored 6.25 points for the CPU and 39.52 fps with the OpenGL test. The Sandy Bridge Core i7-2670QM 2.2 / 3.1 GHz processor was the runner-up (score 5.1 but no OpenGL test).
Finally, the Fritz Chess Benchmark left Core i7-3610QM with a score of 11,555 and a relative speed of 24.07.